A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE),
a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate™ lithium ion batteries
and systems, today announced it has received TS 16949 certification which validates
that A123's product design and manufacturing processes meet the highest standards
for excellence in the automotive industry. A123 is the first major U.S.-based
battery manufacturer to receive this automotive certification for cylindrical
lithium ion cells.
"Combined with our North America manufacturing build out, this important
certification further demonstrates that we meet the most stringent quality standards
and have the high volume production capability required by today's international
automotive industry," said A123 Systems CEO David Vieau. "It also
underscores our focus on customer feedback and continuous improvement."
The TS 16949 certification earned by A123 applies to the company's cylindrical
cell design and manufacturing operations worldwide. In order to obtain TS 16949
certification, a company must demonstrate that it complies with the TS 16949
quality management system and pass annual surveillance audits by an independent
A123 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:AONE) develops and manufactures advanced lithium
ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid services
and consumer markets. Headquartered in Massachusetts and founded in 2001, A123
Systems' proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.