Thursday, June 21, 2012, Olten, Switzerland – Ionbond announced today the successful TS 16949 certification of its Austrian service center in Kapfenberg. It is the third Ionbond center globally to be awarded the certification and adds to the planned expansion of the automotive business globally.
“TS 16949 is the defining standard for products and services to the automotive industry,” explains André Hieke, Global Segment Manager of Automotive Coating Services for Ionbond. “It is part of our continuing program to be the global supplier for coatings for the automotive industry. This certification reflects the high priority Ionbond places on providing consistent coatings for automotive components.”
Kapfenberg is the third of three sites of Ionbond’s European network of automotive dedicated coating centers and offers added production capacity and flexibility for international high volume automotive components suppliers.
Joe Haggerty, CEO at Ionbond adds: “This is the third of several certifications that are in progress to fully develop our worldwide network of coating centers devoted to automotive coatings. Our goal is to have five TS 16949 certified sites in Europe, North America and Asia within the next 12 months including Venlo NL, Humpolec CZ, Wuxi CN, and Greensboro NC, USA."