YONKERS, New York (July 15, 2020) CEP Technologies’ San Antonio, Texas manufacturing facility has been awarded the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949:2016 certification.  An engineering-based supplier of custom miniature to small progressive stampings, CEP also has production plants in Yonkers, New York, and Chengdu, China.

IATF 16949:2016 includes the structure and requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard with added automotive customer-specific requirements. Key areas of focus include continuous improvement, defect prevention, waste reduction, requirements for embedded software, and management of sub-tier suppliers.

The progressive metal stamper opened its San Antonio facility in 2018 to support current and prospective automotive OEM and aftermarket customers. CEP also produces a wide range of custom progressive metal stampings for the telecommunications, lighting, oil and gas, medical, power protection and EMI/RFI shielding markets.  “We look at quality from a different perspective than most companies,” says CEP President Ken Kaufmann Jr.  “We see it as a business management tool that you use to oversee all processes and not just a control to produce good parts. We have always believed quality should control every facet of business, so we harness the advantages of a quality management system and make it work for us at every level.”

CEP is an IATF 16949:2016 certified medium to high-volume progressive metal stamper. Its’ unique end-to-end solutions for custom miniature and small progressive stampings meet customer requirements for a wide range of industries.  CEP’s engineering-based team provides more than 60 years of metal stamping knowledge from design, prototype development and tool builds to production. Headquartered in New York, CEP has locations in Texas and China which allow the company to provide customers worldwide with localized sourcing and engineering support to reduce lead times and inventory costs. For more information visit www.ceptech.net.

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