SMC Automotive: New Production and Quality Management System - Tire Review Magazine

SMC Automotive: New Production and Quality Management System

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Together with leading Asian wheel manufacturer the Malaysian BSA group of companies, SMC Automotive has recently introduced a new production and quality management system.

A separate production unit consisting of melting, casting, heat treatment, machining and finishing has been established specially for the production of all SMC wheels. Only machines that are TÜV certified are being used. In order to avoid casting variations only primary aluminium is being used, while permanent quality checks ensure a constant casting quality.

A team of highly qualified and experienced engineers, quality managers and production staff has been assembled exclusively for this production unit.

All production undergoes an extensive final quality control checking strength, dimensional accuracy and surface quality, with the support of the German TÜV in Malaysia. These measures are aimed at ensuring that all SMC customers can expect an optimised, consistent quality.

SMC’s general manager Rolf Bene: “The initiation of the new production unit is another step towards meeting our own high quality standards. SMC and the whole BSA group would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers for their support and loyalty. We are looking forward to guarantee offering a product portfolio on a high quality level.”

During Reifen 2006, SMC presented its whole 2006 collection. Among the wheels on show were examples from the successful Z range, a corrosion-resistant aluminium winter wheel. Also on display was the new five-spoke "P" design and the multi spoke wheels D, O, J and H.

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