November 18, 2021: Battery separator firm ENTEK on November 16 announced its Lebanon plant in the US state of Oregon had been certified to the International Automotive Task Force 16949 standard — the only PE lead battery separator firm, it says, to have done so.
The IATF 16949 ‘emphasizes the development of a process-oriented quality management system that provides for continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain,” the company says.
“Achieving the certification was the culmination of much hard work and dedication from our team in Oregon,” said CTO Rick Pekala.
“This significant milestone demonstrates our steadfast commitment to providing the highest quality separators and speciality materials to not only our battery customers, but to all the markets we serve.”
In October, ENTEK announced it would open a manufacturing and engineering facility in Henderson, Nevada.
The 98,000ft2 (9,100m2) plant is fitted with around $10 million of equipment for production, engineering and assembly operations.