Aftermarket parts distributors looking to step up their game are flocking to participate in NSF’s Distributor Certification Program. Details of the program’s benefits and requirements will be the topic of a breakout session during the ABPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Dave Parzen, Senior Technical Project Manager at NSF International Automotive, will be conducting the session on Thursday, April 27, from 2-3 PM in the Rialto A meeting room at the host Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel.
The program provides collision repairers, consumers and insurers confidence that those distributors gaining NSF certification meet the highest criteria for system management to address part traceability, complaint tracking, and quality issues for both certified and non-certified parts. To achieve NSF certification, distributors must have the systems in place to quickly and efficiently resolve issues as they arise.
Parzen will also discuss the risk mitigation protection afforded by the Distributor Certification Program. If a distributor sells a part that does not meet federal regulations, you may be liable if the part fails. Certification helps to provide assurance that parts meet requirements.
On Friday morning, Bob Frayer of NSF will address the convention’s business session to provide an overview of the gains NSF has made in the past year in expanding their parts certification programs.