Baker & Finnemore (Bakfin) explains that this part has proven to be so innovative and well-engineered that it has been carried forward in several model builds since its creation, refreshing its product lifespan whilst competitor components have become obsolete.
Bakfin is ISO/TS 16949 accredited, but even before it received the accreditation it says it was still producing parts to an exceptionally high standard, using procedures and exhibiting qualities that would rival even the most veteran ISO/TS 16949 certified companies.
“This level of precision, and quality management, did not go unnoticed. We were approached by one of our customers – a well established vendor management company. They tasked us with working with their customers on developing solutions.”
Through Bakfin’s attention to detail, and willingness to understand the application, it was able to develop the necessary part. This placed it in the sights of Tier 1 automotive manufacturers who are now dealing with Bakfin directly.
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