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Quality Commitment

Proven Manufacturing Quality

Any company can talk about a commitment to quality. At Penda, we have the customers and the certifications to prove it.

As a Tier 1 supplier and preferred manufacturing partner to leading OEMs worldwide, we work hard to ensure the total satisfaction of each of our thousands of customers. This dedication to quality made us one of the first organizations to achieve IATF 16949 certification-just one of many awards recognizing the consistently superior quality produced by our team.

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OEM Supplier Honors

Seven-time recipient of the Toyota Distinguished Supplier Award.
Four-time winner of the Chrysler Gold Pentastar Award.

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IATF 16949:2016

The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The standard, combine with applicable Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR’s), define the QMS requirements for automotive production, service and/or accessory parts. Our Portage, WI and Lerma, Mexico facilities are certified to the IATF 16949:2016 standard.

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ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organization’s products, services and processes. All of Penda’s facilities are certified to ISO 14001 requirements.


Ford Q1

Ford Q1 certification represents that a supplier’s facility or manufacturing site has achieved excellence in five important areas: capable systems, high performance, superior manufacturing process, and satisfied customers. The Q1 mark is considered worldwide as an indication of exceptional quality. Penda’s Portage, WI facility is certified Ford Q1

Advanced Lab Testing

  • Mechanical
  • Thermo-optical
  • Ultrasonic


  • Increase Product Performance
  • Decrease Time to Market

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Quality Testing at Penda

All inbound material is tested each day as it enters the facility. All virgin pellets that come into Penda are being tested at our Quality Control department.  Upon a completion and pass of all necessary tests, the material gets released for production. The same process is followed for all 5 materials at the pelletizer – 3 regrind materials along with the low-melt and high-melt virgin material are being tested for quality.