All aspects of bringing the product to market, from mold building to packaging, are critical to the success of Gordon’s collision replacement parts. Therefore, we are strict in every process of manufacturing. Discussion and review meetings are conducted throughout the mold development process. These discussions cover every stage of the mold building and testing process in order to control design quality and evaluate progress & quality compliance during development. Before mass production begins, sample lots are run and inspected for fit and appearance to insure that all subsequent products will be of high quality. Only when the sample production parts have been inspected and meet all quality requirements is production on a large scale begun. To monitor the consistency of product quality over time, we send sample products to a lab to evaluate long-term control. The tests done on sample parts for initial acceptance and on going evaluation include tensile strength test, appearance check, Statistical Process Control (SPC) analysis, weld, nut, and bracket strength tests.
Gordon devotes as much attention to product safety as it does to product quality, from the initial development stages of the certified tooling validated by the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) to the in-process and warehouse inspections. Precise measurements are taken to insure that the placement of the hood latch is in the proper location, compared to the OEM master, and to assure secure fastening. To insure the integrity of the hood latch connection, we match the OE method of attachment, whether carbon dioxide welding or riveting.
Gordon is committed to continuous improvement based on our customer’s needs.
We use the most technology-intensive equipment in the automated manufacturing process to assure consistent quality and long-term product life. Our computer-integrated manufacturing facilities insure that our processes are always in control and that we are continuously improving our products.