Posted January 13, 2021

Optimas Solutions earns global IATF Certification

Optimas Solutions announced it has completed IATF Certification for its worldwide operations.

The global industrial manufacturer/distributor recently achieved certification at its center of excellence in Pune, India, and new distribution sites in Mexicali, Mexico, and Lockbourne, Ohio.

IATF Certification comes from the International Automotive Task Force and represents the highest level of quality assurance in the automotive industry and beyond. This, coupled with the company’s annual achievement of ISO 9001 certification, is a high-water mark for Optimas as the first time all its global operations have achieved these levels of certification.

“As a team, our entire organization around the globe has worked very hard to achieve the IATF certification, which represents best in class quality management systems for both manufacturing and distribution, engineering, and supply chain management. This is meaningful to our customers as they expect the highest level of quality from Optimas,” said Gabriela Gallegos, Optimas vice president of quality. “Less than 15 percent of suppliers in industrial markets have achieved IATF certification and we are very proud to be part of that elite group.”

According to Optimas CEO Marc Strandquist, this achievement opens more doors for securing new business and working at new levels with existing customers. “We are one of very few fastener suppliers and manufacturers that have IATF registration, which is well recognized outside of the automotive industry as a premiere level of quality assurance in the business world,” he said. “Our Manufacturing Solutions strategy announced last August is once again paying off for our customers and suppliers alike.”