Velvac Awarded ISO/TS 16949:2009 Automotive Quality Certification

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Velvac, Inc., a leading commercial vehicle supplier of exterior mirrors, vision systems, and component parts, today announced that it has achieved certification for Automotive Industry Quality Standard ISO/TS 16949:2009 compliance.

“ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification is an important milestone in our goal to implement lean, six-sigma practices in all of our processes,” said Jeffery Porter, Velvac’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We recognize that our pursuit of perfect quality is a process that never ends; however, this certification is tangible evidence of the outstanding commitment of our employees to being a better, and more valuable, partner to our customers.”

"As a mirror and vision-system innovator that is continually expanding and improving our product line, Velvac has always placed enormous emphasis on offering industry-leading products that enhance driver safety and deliver the highest level of quality, styling, and performance,” Mr. Porter continued. “TS 16949:2009 certification allows us to deepen our relationships with current customers and to compete for new business opportunities. It also demonstrates that our entire quality management system – from product development, to operations, to our team at both our headquarters in Wisconsin and our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico – is capable of moving from product concept to production in a controlled, reliable, and systematic way.”

ISO/TS 16949:2009 is a globally-recognized specification of automotive quality systems requirements developed jointly by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Automotive Task Force. It requires suppliers to meet rigorous quality standards for automotive-related product design, development, production, installation, and servicing for participating automotive manufacturers worldwide. ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified suppliers must demonstrate commitment to continual improvement as well as to defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

Velvac offers one of the commercial vehicle industry’s broadest line of mirrors and camera-based vision systems. The company’s products include the 2020 and 2020XG mirror families for wide-body cutaway vans and trucks, the 2030, Revolution, and Euro mirror families for trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles, and a number of aerodynamic mirrors for heavy-duty trucks, all constructed using advanced, high-quality materials and finishes. Many of Velvac’s mirror systems also feature integrated cameras that enhance driver safety through improved visibility and a wider field of view.

Velvac earned its ISO/TS 16949:2009 registration from Perry Johnson, Inc., one of the world’s leading accredited, third-party registrars.

About Velvac, Inc.

Velvac is a leading manufacturer and supplier of exterior mirror and vision systems, and a major supplier of parts and accessories to the heavy-duty truck aftermarket, offering high-volume replacement and proprietary mirror, and air, electrical, fuel, and air-brake fittings. Founded in 1934, Velvac maintains its corporate offices and aftermarket operations in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Reynosa, Mexico. For more information, visit