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News   June 30, 2004   by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Fuel System Components Facility Passes Quality Audit


Federal-Mogul Corporation’s Carter fuel delivery products manufacturing facility in Logansport, Ind., has been recommended for certification to the ISO/TS 16949 global automotive quality standard.
The 170,000-square-foot plant manufactures a broad range of premium original equipment and OE-quality replacement fuel system components marketed under the Carter Fuel Delivery Products brand.
"ISO/TS certification is a relatively new quality benchmark for global manufacturers of original equipment automotive components and systems. Federal-Mogul’s approval for certification underscores the company’s unique emphasis within the aftermarket on providing fuel delivery products that ensure OE fit and form," according to Greg Flake, director of operations for Federal-Mogul.
"The new ISO/TS standard is built exclusively around the needs and expectations of the customer," Flake said. "This certification is an important quality indicator for technicians who specify and install replacement fuel delivery components. These professionals too often suffer customer comebacks and lost profitability caused by replacement fuel components that don’t meet the performance and quality standards of the original part. The Carter product line eliminates these concerns."
Built in 1990, the Logansport manufacturing facility produces mechanical and electric fuel pumps and complete fuel delivery modules for customers worldwide. Already certified to the QS 9000 and ISO 140001 standards, the plant employs approximately 430. Logansport employees spent a year preparing for the ISO/TS audit, according to the facility’s quality manager, Darlene Lytle.
"There was a great deal of time and energy invested in mapping each process within our facility, and training not only our employees but all of our suppliers on the requirements of the new standard," Lytle said. "Considering the magnitude of the project, we’re very pleased to have passed our TS audit on the first try."
Carter Fuel Delivery Products include a wide range of innovative mechanical and electrical fuel pumps, assemblies and related components for most domestic and foreign nameplate vehicles. Federal-Mogul’s exclusive insight to OE engine and fuel system technologies helps Carter engineers develop products that thrive in even the most demanding replacement applications. In addition, the brand’s popular preassembled fuel pump modules and solutions-based replacement harnesses help technicians reduce troubleshooting and installation time while ensuring a more complete, lasting repair.


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