COMPETITIVE PRODUCT TESTING
We test hundreds of thousands of parts each year, which includes both Centric-manufactured parts as well as competitor parts. We benchmark our products to ensure our product positioning, marketing and customer-facing collateral are all supported by proven test data. The test protocols we use align with industry standards for testing including Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and others. This ensures the same test is performed and the results are based on product performance and not changing or biased test conditions.
AN EXPERT VIEW
“Industry test standards are in place to ensure products perform as designed in specific applications. It is dangerous and misleading when manufacturers make claims based on test parameters that are adjusted to favor their products. We go above-and-beyond in terms of testing throughout all phases of design, development and production to ensure all our products not only meet our rigid internal standards, but also industry standards. We also re-test even further when false claims are made against our products. Our customers should not be misled in any way when it comes to the reliability of our products.” Steve Ruiz, Centric VP of Engineering, Research & Development.