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March 01, 2013

StopTech Earns ISO/TS16949 Certification

Certification of the performance brake manufacturer assures automotive customers that StopTech’s processes and products meet the industry's expectations and standards.

(Industry, Calif.  - March 1, 2013)StopTech®, the high performance and racing division of Centric Parts®, today announced that it has recently earned full ISO/TS 16949 certification, for the design and manufacture of automotive brake systems and components, expanding on the company’s commitment to providing the best high performance brakes in the world.

This is just the latest recognition for Centric Parts and its StopTech brand, which has already earned a string of braking technology patents, and has been repeatedly recognized by the Friction Materials Standards Institute for its substantial contribution to the development of new application references supporting the entire industry. In addition, Centric has garnered numerous industry and program distribution group awards for vendor of the year, best catalog, best website, best new products and more.

Stoptech engineers, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high performance brake components and systems for thousands of street car, armored vehicle and race car applications. Operating from a 71,000-sq-ft. facility and employing 100, StopTech supplies its brake components and systems to several OE manufacturers with both StopTech and private branding.

“With the ISO/TS16949 Quality Management System certification, Centric Parts’ StopTech division can now supply OEM vehicle assembly plants directly in a Tier 1 relationship,” said Greg Woo, Vice President of Performance Operations. “Virtually every car manufacturer around the world recognizes the ISO/TS16949 certificate, so this is a global validation of StopTech OEM brake system design, development and production capabilities.”

About Centric Parts®

Centric Parts® is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for cars, work duty vehicles and performance vehicles under the Centric, StopTech® and PosiQuiet® brands among others. Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric parts has aggressively expanded into the performance market by acquiring StopTech in 2006 and Power Slot in 2007. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over half-a-million square feet and employing over 500 workers.

Press Contact: Frank Filipponio | ffilipponio@centricparts.com | 310-933-1100