Concentric Pumps (India) Pvt. Ltd. has been awarded ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification at its factory in Pune, following a rigorous audit conducted by TUV India.
The Pune plant manufactures and assembles oil and water pumps for medium and heavy diesel engines. It is the third Concentric plant to achieve the standard, following Birmingham, UK and Itasca, Illinois, last year. Ian Dugan, Chief Executive of Concentric plc. commented: "Since 1999, when we commenced operations in India, Concentric India has made enormous progress and it is a matter of great pride that we have been awarded this exacting standard less than a year after the new factory started full-scale production. It demonstrates that all Concentric plants give top priority to customer service and are committed to meeting the highest international standards. Pune is delivering quality equal to anywhere in the world at a price that is attractive in every market" The Pune factory was purpose-built for Concentric India and covers an area of approximately 50,000 sq.ft, including the administrative block and factory buildings. It is equipped with a wide range of modern CNC equipment, including 14 lathes, 15 vertical machining centres and four special purpose machines. All assembly and test stations are automated or semi-automated and poke yoked, while the whole plant benefits from a total preventative maintenance and continuous improvement regime. The ISO/TS 16949:2002 standard was jointly developed by the members of IATF (the International Automotive Task Force) and represents a global automotive quality system, based on the ISO9000:2000 certification system, but incorporating the requirements of the Italian, French, American and German automotive standards. Its aims include improving product and process quality, while generating additional confidence in global sourcing and a common quality system approach in the supply chain. Concentric plc is a major supplier to the world's, truck and construction equipment industries with plants in the UK, USA and India. The group manufactures oil lubrication, fuel and water pumps for diesel engines, as well as lubrication pumps for transmissions and compressors.