Covering over 20,000 vehicle applications, this NSF certification includes Gordon’s sheet metal parts such as hoods and fenders

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and TAOYUAN, Taiwan – NSF International, a global organization with 70 years of certification and testing experience, has certified 500 different sheet metal hoods and fenders from Gordon Auto Body Parts Co., Ltd. via the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program. The NSF certification of 500 unique sheet metal parts includes more than 700 different models from all major auto companies. NSF certified parts now cover more than 20,000 vehicle applications and represent a significant increase in the number of sheet metal certified parts available in the market.

Gordon is one of the largest manufacturers of metal replacement crash parts in the world. This 500 parts certification complements Gordon’s already certified steel bumpers and bumper brackets.

Certification Requirements

Gordon parts, like all NSF certified automotive parts, must meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards. NSF International certifies automotive sheet metal parts that are made of materials equivalent to that of the original equipment (OE) manufacturer service parts to verify that they meet all:

  • Performance, fit and function requirements;
  • Dimensional and strength requirements;
  • hickness and adhesion requirements for coatings;
  • In-plant quality control requirements including passing an in-plant audit; and
  • Packaging requirements.

To earn certification, Gordon automotive parts were independently reviewed and tested against OE service parts and all hoods and fenders were fitted to vehicles to ensure proper fit. NSF International also regularly audits Gordon’s OE-ready manufacturing facilities and quality systems to ensure that they meet or exceed each of NSF’s stringent requirements.

Benefits of NSF Certification to Repairers, Distributors, Insurers and Consumers

This new NSF certified group of Gordon’s sheet metal parts greatly benefits repairers, distributors and insurers. The vast majority of these certified parts is new to market and will help body repairers make higher quality repairs using parts that have been tested and certified by NSF International.

Consumers and collision repair shops benefit from a competitive marketplace with affordable, high-quality options for collision repair parts that come with a limited lifetime guarantee. Additionally, using cost-effective alternative parts can reduce the number of vehicles that are totaled based on repair cost. Collision repair shops also benefit because NSF certified parts are fit tested in vehicles to ensure they fit the first time, reducing time spent on repairs.

For meeting all of NSF International's certification requirements, Gordon’s certified parts are authorized to bear the NSF certification mark and are listed in NSF’s online certification listings . To maintain certification, Gordon will undergo quarterly facility audits and random, in-market parts testing, validating quality and integrity.

“Achieving this important certification from NSF International is essential as it underscores the quality and integrity of our automotive parts in terms of fit, form and function. We look forward to certifying more auto parts in the near future,” said Richard Wang, Gordon Auto Body Parts Co. Executive Assistant to President. “This NSF certification occurs in conjunction with the increase in Gordon’s sheet metal parts inventory so we are prepared to offer these NSF certified parts to ensure inventory levels can meet the anticipated growth in demand.”

In a recent independent survey conducted on behalf of NSF International, a significant number of consumers affirmed that the quality and safety of automobiles are a major concern. Auto parts manufacturers are responding by choosing to pursue NSF certification as proof of the quality of their parts, and more body shops and distributors continue to choose NSF certified automotive parts.

“Earning NSF certification underscores Gordon’s commitment to ensuring that high-quality collision replacement parts are available so body repairers, insurers and distributors can make more quality repairs using NSF certified hoods, fenders, steel bumpers and bumper brackets,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Collision Certification Programs.

In addition to sheet metal components, the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program tests and certifies lamps, bumper fascias, reinforcing beams (rebars), step bumpers, plastic components and absorbers.

Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification

NSF also offers automotive collision parts distributor certification , which requires distributors to have quality management systems in place that address traceability, service and quality issues. This includes having an effective records system, inventory systems to track orders and parts through the supply chain, and an ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

Manufacturers or distributors of automotive collision parts seeking information about NSF International's Automotive Collision Certification Programs can visit NSF International’s website or contact Bob Frayer at autocert@nsf.org.

For more information on management systems registration visit www.nsf-isr.org or contact Tony Giles at agiles@nsf.org .

Editor’s contact: Media interested in more information can contact Greta Houlahan at media@nsf.org or 734-913-5723.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) offers a comprehensive portfolio of management systems registration solutions to meet the demands of the global marketplace (nsf-isr.org ). NSF-ISR is the largest automotive registrar in North America and is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide ISO/TS 16949 registrations in the automotive sector. NSF-ISR also provides registrations for the following programs: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AS 9100/10/20, ISO 13485, ISO 20000-1, Responsible Care (RC) 14001 and Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS) as well as greenhouse gas verification/validation.