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All Springs Are Not Equal
Wave Springs offer the unique advantage of space savings when used to replace coil springs. With their smooth, circular coiled sinusoidal wave form, and rolled round edges of pre-tempered wire, Smalley’s edgewound Wave Springs offer many advantages:

  • Reduced spring height by 50%
  • Same force and deflection as coil springs
  • Fit tight radial and axial spaces
  • Over 4,000 standard sizes in carbon and stainless steel.
  • No Tooling Charges for special designs
  • Exotic alloys for all environments 
Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 6th Consecutive Year

Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 6th Consecutive Year

TFC’s manufacturing partner, Smalley was presented with the 2017 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award, marking the sixth consecutive year Smalley has achieved this prestigious honour. 175 suppliers were presented with this award in 2017, but Smalley was just one of five who have received it six years in a row.
GM has been recognising its notable suppliers with the Quality Award since 2012, and it is only provided to companies that meet 13 rigorous quality points.

Standards to be met included:

  • No late delivery times
  • No plant disruptions/unauthorised changes
  • QSB or BIQS Level III or higher certification
  • No customer satisfaction or product management problem reporting and resolution (PRR) for 12 months

“Winning this award for six years in a row is unbelievable,” says Andy Postula, Senior Quality Engineer at Smalley. “We take our quality standards very seriously here, and to be recognised for another consecutive year is incredible. We feel so honoured to be among the select few to receive this award from its inception, especially with GM’s huge supplier base. We’ll continue to work hard to stay at the top of the industry.”

Smalley has been a trusted partner in the automotive industry for over 50 years. All of Smalley’s products are manufactured to ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS 9100, and ISO 14001, and the vigorous in-house quality and inspection processes has Smalley continuing to be a leading producer of precision retaining rings and wave springs for the automotive industry.

About Smalley: For over 50 years, Smalley has been the leading manufacturer of retaining rings and wave springs for OEM engineers worldwide. As an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 company, we deliver quality products certified to ISO/TS16949, AS9100 and ISO 13485. Custom or standard, we are dedicated to delivering the right part, in the right material for your application.

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