Washington D.C. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), the global leader in aftermarket part certification, announces the certification of over 85 million parts. This number represents the total number of parts CAPA has certified since 1990.
|CAPA Standard||Part Type Examples||Number of Parts|
|CAPA 101 Metal Parts||Fenders, Hoods||44,000,000|
|CAPA 201 Plastic Parts||Bumper Covers, Grilles||30,000,000|
|CAPA 301 Lighting Parts||Headlamps, Taillamps||10,000,000|
|CAPA 501 Bumper Parts||Front/Rear Bumpers, Energy Absorbers||1,000,000|
In making the announcement, Jack Gillis, Executive Director of CAPA, said “This is a another major milestone for CAPA as we continue toward the 100 million mark. It’s a tribute to the commitment of the manufacturers who choose to CAPA certify their parts, and thereby meet CAPA’s comprehensive standards, which CAPA makes available to the public.”
Debbie Klouser, CAPA’s Director of Operations added, “CAPA’s priority has always been to ensure that high-quality, certified aftermarket parts are an option for insurers, repairers, and consumers. The bright yellow and blue CAPA quality seal, every one with a unique number for traceability, lets the industry know it can depend on the safety, performance, and reliability of parts that are CAPA Certified.”
The Certified Automotive Parts Association, founded in 1987, is the nation’s only independent, non-profit, certification organization for automotive crash parts whose sole purpose is to ensure that both consumers and the industry have the means to identify high quality parts via the CAPA Quality Seal. CAPA is an ANSI accredited standards developer for competitive crash repair parts. For more information see CAPAcertified.org.