An effective quality programme is a necessary precondition for a long-term and sustainable business. Quality is key to bulten ’s financial results and strong growth as well as a decisive factor in winning new orders.
Vehicle designs and vehicle engines are constantly evolving and becoming more complex, resulting in that there are increasing demands on components.
A passenger car consists of some 30,000 components of which 1,500-2,000 are fasteners. The fasteners represent approximately 60 percent of all part numbers in the vehicle.
Defective or incorrect components may result in costly recalls of parts or all units sold of the model affected. For the global OEMs with most of the world as its market, recalls, if not detected in time, can have extremely drastic consequences and result in considerable economic and prestige-related losses.
Bulten’s ability to deliver consistently high quality is therefore of very high importance in order to maintain the customers’ trust.
Expectations, requirements and certificates
An effective quality programme is a necessary precondition for a long-term and sustainable business. Bulten works systematically to improve quality at every stage of the value chain and to a large extent this work focuses on ensuring that faults and non-compliance do not occur and the positive outcome have been followed for a longer time. Giving quality highest priority means that the expectations of the Group and of its customers and owners are more likely to be met.
Bulten’s reputation for quality, quality results and certificates have played an important role in winning new orders and projects which shows that customer expectations and requirements are met in terms of quality.
All Bulten’s sites have ISO-TS 16949/ISO 9001 certification and also meet specific customer quality requirements. Furthermore, Bulten works for external suppliers of direct materials not only meet the basic requirements, as quality and environmental management systems, but also our customers’ specific requirements.
Quality objectives and recipes for success
Challenging goals and a structured way of working is part of Bulten’s recipes for success. Internally, Bulten continually measures and follows up key indicators for production, markets and purchasing.
The Group also regularly assesses external suppliers and their quality outcomes.The choice of standardized working methods ensure continued improvement, continuity and a position as world class in the fastener industry.