StopTech, the high-performance and racing brand from Centric Parts, recently earned full ISO/TS 16949 certification, for the design and manufacture of automotive brake systems and components. The company said the certification expands on its commitment to providing the best high-performance brakes in the world.
The Compton, Calif., company, founded in 1999, is a producer and supplier of a wide range of high-performance brake components and systems for thousands of street car, armored vehicle and race car applications. The privately held business, which operates in a 71,000-square-foot facility and employs 100, additionally supplies its brake components and systems to several OE manufacturers with both StopTech and private branding.
“With the ISO/TS16949 Quality Management System certification, Centric Parts’ StopTech division can now supply OEM vehicle assembly plants directly in a Tier 1 relationship,” said Greg Woo, vice president of performance operations. “Virtually every car manufacturer around the world recognizes the ISO/TS16949 certificate, so this is a global validation of StopTech OEM brake system design, development and production capabilities.”