ANN ARBOR, Mich. and SHANGHAI – NSF International, a global organization with more than 70 years of independent product testing, auditing and certification expertise, including products in the automotive supply chain, announced at a press conference in Shanghai on April 11, 2017 the first aftermarket automotive parts to earn NSF International certification in China. Working with China Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (China Ping An), the second largest insurance company in China, these NSF International certified auto parts are included in the China Ping An claims system.
The first certified aftermarket automotive parts released by China Ping An include four types of bumpers, 14 types of fenders and four types of hoods, which are produced by Tong Yang and Gordon Auto Body Parts. These NSF International certified parts are equivalent in form, fit and function to the original equipment (OE) service parts in China and meet NSF International’s other rigorous certification requirements including vehicle test fits. All NSF International certified parts use a state-of-the-art part tracking system with anti-counterfeit features specifically designed for China.
“It is a great pleasure for NSF International to work with China Ping An which has a history of strong innovation and performance in the automotive industry,” said Kevan Lawlor, President and CEO, NSF International.
“By certifying these parts to NSF International requirements, both Tong Yang and Gordon Auto Body Parts are demonstrating their commitment to providing the highest quality automotive parts to the China market,” said Bob Frayer, NSF International’s Global Managing Director of Automotive Certification Programs. “This highlights the ongoing commitment of China Ping An, Tong Yang and Gordon Auto Body Parts to provide consumers quality NSF International certified aftermarket auto parts.”
With the average age of cars in China expected to increase from 3 years to 4.5 years, the demand will grow for aftermarket parts and certification for out-of-warranty vehicles.
“There are close to 200 million automobiles owned in China and this NSF International certification program will help keep up with the increased demand for auto aftermarket quality maintenance and parts as well as the settlement of insurance claims,” said Mr. Zhu Yougang, Chief Operation Officer of China Ping An Property. “NSF International certified parts provide benefits including guaranteed quality, origin traceability and consumer confidence to better serve car owners.”
Mr. Lin Sheng, the General Manager of China Ping An Auto Insurance, announced at the press conference that NSF International certified parts come with a limited lifetime warranty.
In the future, China Ping An will continue to collaborate with NSF International in building an aftermarket auto parts certification platform that can meet the needs of Chinese car owners and covers the entire automotive supply chain ranging from manufacturers and distributors to repair shops. Ultimately this program will provide consumers across the country with reliable automotive parts and maintenance service solutions.
About NSF International: NSF International is a leading certifier of aftermarket automotive parts in the U.S., Australia and China and is the only independent third-party certifier of parts distributors and repair shops. Founded in 1944, NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). In addition to NSF’s automotive aftermarket parts certification program, the company is one of the world’s largest automotive registrars to ISO/TS and IATF 16949 via NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).
About China Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co.: China Ping An insurance (group) Co. was established in 1988 in Shenzhen, China, was the first insurance company in China to adopt a shareholding structure (http://about.pingan.com/en/index.shtml). Today, it has become a personal financial services group with three core businesses of insurance, banking and investment, enjoying the concurrent growth of its core and internet finance businesses. It has 24 subsidiaries independently. Ping An Vehicle insurance is the second largest vehicle insurer in China with the 25 percent of vehicle market share. It works with about 70,000 car repair shops.