INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2010)—Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C.'s air spring manufacturing plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has earned ISO/TS 16949 certification.
ISO/TS 16949 is a technical specification, created by the International Automotive Task Force, to align quality system standards for automotive products worldwide.
To achieve certification, the plant developed a comprehensive quality management system, specific to automotive suppliers, which underwent an independent audit.
The Brazil manufacturing plant is the third Firestone Industrial Products facility to earn TS Certification. The company's Williamsburg, Ky., and Wolsztyn, Poland, facilities also have achieved the international certification.