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Optimas Re-Opens Columbus, IN, Quality Lab

Optimas Solutions, a global industrial manufacturer/distributor and supply chain solutions provider, has announced the re-opening of its Quality Lab in Columbus, IN.

"This move is an outcome of our Forward Faster strategy introduced last year to be closer to customers. Over the last two years, we have gathered key learnings, many of which include quality services, which has helped us develop our strategy. Based on customer requirements, it made sense to re-open the lab and provide fast, cost-effective quality lab services closer to our customers' locations," said Daniel Harms, President of the Americas for Optimas.

According to Gabriela Gallegos, Vice President of Quality for Optimas, the quality lab conducts general parts inspections and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) evaluations. The goal is to offer faster quality lab services by localizing capabilities. "With the Columbus quality lab, we can apply world-class equipment and expertise to validate quality and offer solutions to performance issues. This keeps parts local, deepens relationships at production facilities, saves time and costs and is convenient for customers," Gallegos said.

This quality lab offers additional inspection tools/capabilities with localized service. For example, Optimas installed the latest VisionLab general inspection equipment, a 3D inspection device for first piece inspection and PPAP. In addition, upgrades have been made to an existing VisionLab system used for angles and O rings. Both machines provide hands-off inspection of fasteners for greater accuracy. The lab also offers the ability to check torque specs with torque guns, conduct harness testing and check the porosity of section parts.

Kevin Coryell, Optimas' Senior Manager, Quality Control, pointed out that the lab averages over 200 PPAPs per month, including new products, kitting and engineering changes. PPAP is a framework of requirements used in the automotive supply chain to establish confidence in suppliers and their manufacturing processes. Developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), PPAP is integral to the comprehensive Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) approach.

For more information contact:

Optimas Solutions

7550 S International Drive

Columbus, IN 47201


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