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Ernest Whittaker (left, Quality Manager) and Stefan Fuhlendorf (right, President & CEO)

20.08.2018   12:08

Requirements for automotive suppliers: ALBIS' USA site achieves IATF 16949 certification

Hamburg, 08/20/2018. The site of ALBIS PLASTICS CORPORATION, US subsidiary of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, in Duncan, South Carolina is now certified according to IATF 16949. Therefore the Hamburg-based company now produces according to the most important quality standard for suppliers to the automotive industry not only in Europe and China, but also in North America.

"Automotive is a key industry for ALBIS, which we have been successfully operating in for decades. That´s why we decided to go after this standard globally," says Ernest Whittaker, Quality Manager Americas at ALBIS.

The certification comprises the activities of ALBIS PLASTICS CORPORATION in the USA, as well ALBIS’ business activities in Mexico. It includes the entire product portfolio, i.e. prime and recycling products.

Stefan Fuhlendorf, President & CEO of ALBIS PLASTICS CORPORATION, adds: "This step marks an important milestone on our growth path in North America. It will enable us to gain an even stronger foothold in the automotive industry."


Lennart Meyer

Specialist Communication & PR

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ALBIS PLASTIC profile in brief

ALBIS PLASTIC is one of the leading globally operating companies in the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. In addition to the product portfolio of well-known plastic manufacturers, ALBIS offers the plastic processing industry a diverse product range of high performance plastics, compound solutions and masterbatches. In 2018, the ALBIS Group, which has more than 1400 employees, achieved sales of 1.1 billion EUR. With 26 locations worldwide, the Hamburg based company is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in North Africa, the Asia Pacific and the Americas. At five German locations as well as in Knutsford (UK), Duncan, South Carolina (USA) and Changshu (China), ALBIS produces compounds and masterbatches, in part specializing in high-quality recycled compounds and green materials. All sites are certified according to the IATF 16949 or ISO 9001 Standard. In 2018, ALBIS was certified according to European Corporate Social Responsibility standards by rating specialist EcoVadis.

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