All Fastco cold headed fasteners are proudly “Made in the USA” in our manufacturing facilities.
At Fastco, superior quality is our top priority. Fastco Industries is an IATF 16949 registered company. As an automotive supplier, Fastco understands automotive industry requirements as they relate to PPAP, FMEA, and APQP. Fully trained in problem solving techniques, the Fastco team is ready to provide effective solutions when problems do occur.
One of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management systems (QMS), IATF 16949 is evolving with the publication of a new global industry standard by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF).
The standard is based on seven Quality Management Principles:
The IATF standard differs from other automotive standard, such as ISO 9001:2015. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) focuses on customer satisfaction whereas IATF focuses on customer-specific requirements. To be IATF certified, companies must also implement the ISO 9001 standards. Both are needed to support the automotive QMS. In other words, IATF is an extension of ISO 9001:2015 and the two certificates work in concert to ensure that automotive companies turn out quality parts to customers and have a QMS in place.
Quality is important in every industry. As an IATF 16949 certified company, Fastco is poised to provide your company with superior parts that meet rigorous, globally-recognized standards. We are continuously improving our processes in an effort to reduce waste, decrease variation, prevent defects, and improve operations.
IATF 16949:2016 (replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009) is a standard that establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS). ISO/TS 16949, a technical specification for automotive sector quality management systems, has become one of the most widely used international standards in the automotive industry, harmonizing the different assessment and certification systems in the global automotive supply chain.
Guided by the IATF 16949 standard, Fastco Industries is uniquely qualified to provide a wide range of special, high-quality cold-headed products. We welcome the opportunity to manufacture your production cold-head bolts, pins, rivets, studs, or custom parts.