Monthly Archives: December 2008

Steeda Renews ISO Certification

Steeda Autosports who in 2007 achieved the prestigious ISO 9001-2000 Certification by developing a Quality Management System (QMS) that is fully registered with the strict International ISO Standard of Quality, has been officially re-certified as being in full compliance with all standards and requirements.  This Quality Management System documents the company’s best business practices so as to better satisfy the requirements and expectations of its customers and improve the overall management of the company.

Glen Vitale, Steeda Autosport’s Vice President of Operations and ISO Main Quality Representative states: “Having outside auditors re-review our engineering and manufacturing operations for continued compliance is our customers guarantee that our quality system is maintained and continually improved upon. As a result, through the use of the quality policy, quality objectives, audit results, analysis of data, corrective and preventative action and management review, we can guarantee only the very best quality for our Ford performance customers.”

Steeda President and founder Dario Orlando states “Once again I am exceptionally proud of the entire team at Steeda. Every day, our entire team works diligently on this quality initiative.  In the aftermarket world of Ford Performance, Steeda Autosports is the only exclusive Ford performance manufacturer that has achieved this certification – a very elite position to be in.”

With ISO 9001-2000 certification, detailed quality planning is required before any new products or processes are implemented.  Once implemented, this same quality planning ensures the highest level of quality is maintained and continually improved upon.  While ongoing quality assessments were always part of the routine at Steeda Autosports, the qualitative and quantitative routines that are part of the ISO certification are your guarantee that whenever you purchase a Steeda part, accessory or serialized vehicle, you are guaranteed of the highest level of quality available.

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Valdosta Now Open For Business

The brand new, industry leading and state-of-the-art expansion of Steeda’s performance operations, is now open and operating! This all-new facility, situated on a vast 35 acre campus in Valdosta Georgia, will ultimately be the home of our engineering, manufacturing, vehicle modification, and distribution facilities. Considered by many who have seen it to be a new benchmark for the performance industry, it is the ultimate performance facility in the business – you wouldn’t expect anything else from Steeda!

The cornerstone of this expansion is the all-new 100,000 sq. ft. facility that will take care of the engineering, manufacturing, and distribution side of the business. Following a formal groundbreaking on February 15, 2008, the building was constructed in record time and provides Steeda with a distinct competitive advantage when compared against our rivals. Having all of the vast Steeda facilities under one roof affords us the advantage of improved engineering and manufacturing process flows as well as quicker internal departmental interactions. With a modern setting that houses the latest state-of-the-art CNC machines, engineering equipment, manufacturing tooling, distribution facilities, and office equipment/computers, there is no doubt that Steeda Autosports is 100% committed to deliver on their commitment to provide you our customer the best products and service possible.

Outdoors, to take care of the vehicle dynamic side of the business will be a comprehensive vehicle dynamic testing facility that will feature a challenging test track featuring a 1.2 mile road course, skid pad, slalom course and brake test area. The test track will have a variety of road surfaces to aid in the development and prove out process for future Steeda vehicles and parts in terms of performance, noise, vibration and harshness. The nearby drag strip, South Georgia Motorsports Park, is a new, world-class facility that will be utilized for additional extensive vehicle testing and product evaluation.

In addition, this expansion provides for an exciting opportunity for Steeda Autosports to partner with Georgia Tech and Valdosta Technical Institute to take our manufacturing and engineering processes to the next level as we continually evolve and develop our products to always be the very best available.

Bottom line: This massive corporate expansion delivers a win-win situation for our customers and Ford Motor Company as we will continue to be the leader in the world of high performance vehicles, parts, and accessories for Ford vehicles.

Steeda Autosports: Committed to the Future – Committed to our Customers!

Steeda Attends PRI Tradeshow

Steve McQueen, racer and star in the famous 1971 racing/action film LeMans summed it up very well when he stated: “….. A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you are racing, it…..it’s life”.

That single quote sums up why the team at Steeda Autosports works diligently every day to bring you, our customer, the best race proven performance parts and accessories possible for your vehicle. At the 2008 Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI Show) in Orlando, Florida Steeda once again had a dominate presence showcasing their engineering achievements and interacting with other key racing industry leaders and engineers. Ford performance enthusiasts should take note that our “cross town rivals” were nowhere to be found at this show, making some industry leaders think that they are all just idle talk and marketing hype when it comes to Ford performance. At Steeda – we take racing seriously – both on and off the track!

“It is very important for Steeda Autosports to participate in the Performance Racing Industry Show every year.” says Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports. “To be successful in racing, one must continually push the limits of engineering and design to new levels of greatness. By being here at PRI, we not only showcase our achievements, but also we review industry trends and product developments so that we can continually bring our performance craving customers the BEST products for their Ford Performance vehicles. Those that do not participate at this show are at best, second place finishers!”

Prominently featured in the Steeda display was our famous Steeda Q650R –the ultimate performance Mustang — a race car that pays tribute to 20 years of Mustang high performance and heritage that Steeda is celebrating this year. With the proven power it’s exclusive Adaptive Performance Calibration delivers and the world-class underpinnings and suspension systems that Steeda is renown for in the Performance Industry today, the Q650R is a showcase of ultimate Mustang performance engineering and simply has no rivals in the industry or on the track today.

In addition, on display in the Steeda booth was a comprehensive display of many of our components that exemplify our vast engineering and manufacturing capabilities that make us the leader in the Ford performance market today. Made with our fully ISO 9001-2000 certified design, engineering, and manufacturing processes, Steeda Autosports is your guarantee of the best quality race proven performance parts and accessories available in the industry today and tomorrow!

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