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Vendor Newsmaker Q&A Egan Hernandez

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 06:00
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Established in 1955 and based in Torrance, Calif., Industrial Parts Depot (IPD) designs, manufactures and internationally distributes various lines of diesel and gasoline engine replacement parts for a wide range of applications, including large trucks. Training programs also are provided.

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Egan Hernandez, who has more than 25 years of parts-marketing experience, is the company’s director of marketing and communications. He answered several questions from Aftermarket Business World about the company's training and distribution.

Q: What product lines do you manufacture?

A: IPD manufactures primarily internal engine parts, including pistons, piston pins and rings, cylinder liners, engine bearings and bushings, cylinder head components (valvetrain) and a wide range of gaskets and seals.

Q: What are some of your production and quality control procedures?

A: We have many proprietary production and quality processes in place. To begin, IPD is ISO9001:2008 quality process-certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. Quality begins with a process, and IPD is process-driven.

Next, our quality assurance department is staffed with experts in metrology, and they conduct quality inspections to ensure the manufactured parts conform to our strict engineering specifications. In some cases, in addition to statistical sampling, we also implement processes to confirm the quality and consistency of parts during production.

Also, specialty measuring and production machines are utilized to conduct sophisticated manufacturing processes. Lastly, stress and durability analyses help to improve product life and performance.

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