March 4, 2018–Intertek, a total quality assurance provider, announced on Friday that it has entered into an exclusive services appointment and license agreement with the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit certification organization for automotive replacement parts.
The agreement grants Intertek exclusive rights to operate the CAPA certification program around the world, which includes managing daily operations, administering certification marks and labels, performing marketing activities and conducting testing and inspection services. CAPA will continue as a non-profit standard development organization, focusing on maintaining CAPA standards in support of its mission.
As the global leader in aftermarket part certification for over 30 years, CAPA standards have been used worldwide to identify high quality aftermarket auto parts based on their design, materials, construction and true comparability to car company brand parts. For more than 26 years, Intertek has served as the testing and validation partner to CAPA, accumulating years of expertise in performance, quality and reliability standards for the AM parts industry.
“At CAPA, our priority has always been to ensure that the market has access to high-quality, fairly priced, alternative parts that provide the same functionality as a car company brand part," said Jack Gillis, interim executive director of CAPA. "Our partnership with Intertek has set the stage for the logical transition of CAPA’s program management to this highly respected, international testing company. Intertek’s extensive experience with CAPA, CAPA manufacturers, and automotive testing and certification will enable them to significantly grow the program while manufacturers and the marketplace will notice few outward changes.”
A video describing how CAPA complements Intertek’s Total Quality Assurance services, can be viewed at intertek.com/investors.