SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian producers of plastics automotive components soon will be able to acquire a certified mark of quality from a newly formed national standards organization. Instituto da Qualidade Automotiva, supported by industry, labor and consumers, officially began operation in mid-May.
This year the new organization will concentrate on certification for auto products related directly to vehicle safety such as lights, brakes and suspension, according to IQA Chief Executive Luiz Antonio Bragatto.
Based in SÃo Paulo, the new group will offer voluntary standard certification for aftermarket part producers. It is being modeled on similar bodies in the United States and Europe. Certification will be based on the norms set by the International Organization for Standardization. IQA eventually will offer wider auto-motive certification services.