"Safety is, and must always be, the basic principle for all engineering design."

-Assar Gabrielsson, Gustaf Larson Volvo's founders 1927

As one of the automotive industry supply chain manufacturers, every component we produce from micro parts to mechanical parts, should base on data management and international standard procedure, for example, International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949. The most important thing about making automotive parts is how secure it is which related to critical requirements is. We call this special functional part of a safety part or safety parts.

 

Safety parts refer to it as a critical characteristic of safety. For example, pedals. As its critical characteristic changed, could affect other automotive parts or a whole car. Usually, safety parts come with an audit from externals which assess the presence of an appropriate management system and the capabilities to adequately manage safety parts throughout the production from storing raw material to deliver parts to clients.

 

If you are one of the safety parts suppliers or you want to be one of them, we do 5 things to manage safety parts throughout the production.

  1. Train employees consistently with internal training every year to enhance the importance of safety parts.
  2. Carry out every regular audit from IATF or clients such as Volvo’s Safety Management Audit (SMA), making sure the factory follows the operating procedures and achieves the standard.
  3. Make control plans and Potential Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (PFMEA) based on technical drawings. The early discussion with clients can reduce the costs and risks before the design is confirmed.
  4. Ensure SIP & SOP is applied throughout the production and documented the data.
  5. Maintain production and measurement equipment regularly and document the information. Make sure hardware is not become a factor to affect the production.

 

The competence of safety parts is just as important as the secure feeling you have whilst driving a car on highways. The object of safety parts is to develop them that helps in preventing accidents from happening or, even an accident does happen, to minimize the consequences for the drivers and others on the road.

 

 

Volvo Safety Parts

Body Sensor

BODY SENSOR

LEVER ARM

LEVER ARM 

PINION

PINION 

HOUSING

HOUSING

SPRING SUPPORT

SPRING SUPPORT