Quality & Environmental
Office of Automotive Engineering

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The Office of Automotive Engineering (OAE) is certified to ISO 9001:2008 “Quality Management Systems – Requirements” and ISO 14001:2004 “Environmental Management Systems”. The OAE is also accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories”. The OAE has achieved Ford Tier 1 status for providing engineering services, and has received the Ford Q1 Quality Award.

In conjunction with these OAE quality system accomplishments, the Petroleum Products Research Department is a Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC)-approved laboratory, the Fuels Lubricants Research Department has maintained its status as an American Chemistry Council (ACC)-approved laboratory, and the Department of Emissions Research has received the Ford Customer-Driven Quality Award and maintained its status as a Caterpillar-certified Supplier.


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