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TESTING EXCELLE FPS’s commitment to delivering value and quality continues to grow with the expansion of which is succinctly named, “The Lab”. It started in a small room equipped with a test machine to examine the quality of air mass sensors, three years ago. Today, with the technical team at FPS, that small room has since grown into a 52m² purposebuilt, quality control test lab. Located in the Grange Mill Road Warehouse at Sheffield, The Lab is at the epicentre of all arrivals at FPS. The facility scrutinises the incoming products before FPS releases them to the market. The Lab is also where FPS detects the core of a problem if products do not meet necessary warranty, legislative and quality standards required from all suppliers. CONTROLLING QUALITY CONTROL When examining the quality of certain engine components where high voltage is involved, safety is paramount. Close attention is paid to every constructive detail of the lab to facilitate safety in the quality control processes. Polycarbonate enclosures to ensure safety during high voltage tests From bespoke work benches to accommodate testing equipment for parts such as air mass sensors and fuel pumps, to a safety interlocked, polycarbonate enclosure for ignition coil testing; every avenue of safety is considered to promote occupational safety while ensuring products are safe for the market. Test rig for air mass sensors “FPS invests significantly into quality management as it is a prime focus of the business. It is critical for us to ensure that our customers and end users are protected against poor quality products entering the market. Outside of ‘The Lab’, FPS has also invested in 6 full-time heads covering quality management and technical pre- and post-purchase support, to demonstrate to our customers and suppliers that we have a level of technical expertise. From factory quality audits through to pre-sale testing in the UK and warranty testing, FPS is fully committed to leading industry best practices in this area,” explained Ben Hilton, Marketing Director of FPS in reference to the significance of The Lab. EFFICIENT RESOLUTION The Lab resolves warranty issues by performing stringent tests in a clean, organised and temperature controlled (20°C) environment to ensure consistent testing at all times. This standard has allowed The Lab to provide suppliers with clear-cut diagnostic evidence of any product defects and improve the efficient resolution of warranty claims. 4 QUALITY CONTROL All incoming products are tested against OE master samples from car m ՙɕ́ѡЁɔɕձ䁍ɅѕЁѡ丁Qѕͼ)ЁɽՍ́ЁѕɅݥ́ɽ́Ѽ)ɔѡЁѡɽՍ́ͽALɔݥѡхɑ͕́Ёѡ)()Q1չᅵɕ((()A11QL=) I-AL)AH!=UH((()%H5ML)M9M=IL)d()Y%Q09]L%MMU((0