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Quality Policy

We are dedicated to a system and philosophy of continuous improvement in quality, delivery, customer service, and environmental compliance.

Varland Plating is guided by a tradition of sound business practices and of sharing its success with its employees.

Quality Management System

Our customers trust us with their parts. We take this responsibility very seriously. Our commitment to quality begins the moment parts enter our facility and does not end until parts are shipped back out. Our Quality Management System has been designed and implemented to assure control of all procedures and processes within our facility that impact customer parts. The Varland Computerized Management System (VCMS) helps to integrate all phases of our operation.

After customer parts are physically received into our plant, the initial receipt process involves part verification, piece counting, and labeling. The VCMS receipt and order entry system assigns a unique identification number to each order. This allows us to identify, segregate, and track customer parts as they proceed through our various process steps.

A specific processing procedure is developed and engineered for each part that we process. This processing information is maintained on the VCMS. When parts are plated, part-specific processing data (from this database) is “handed-off” to computer-managed plating equipment which automatically sets plating parameters, monitoring and control conditions, etc. This comprehensive system of process control assures both consistent processing of customer parts and reliable, high-quality plating.

Quality checks are integrated into processing steps. Before, during, and after processing, customer parts are subjected to quality testing and verification to ensure that part quality is maintained and that the plating finish adheres to all requirements of the specification. A final Quality Control Department audit is performed on every order prior to shipment.

Quality Control Services & Capabilities

  • X-Ray Plate Thickness Testing

    Varland has three Fischerscope XVDM units which use the x-ray fluorescence method for measuring plate thickness. These units measure according to test method DIN 50987 or ISO 3497 and ASTM B568 respectively, in a non-destructive, non-contact manner.

  • Dimensional and Adhesion Testing

    Our Quality Control Department has the capability to perform other part-specific dimensional and/or adhesion tests.

  • Plating Certifications

    Written plating certifications can be supplied for all orders, upon request, at no extra charge.

  • PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)

    Contact the Sales Department with PPAP submittal requests.

Certifications & Awards

  • ISO 9001:2015

    Developed by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 9001:2000 is a voluntary international standard for quality assurance in production, installation, and service industries. Varland Metal Service, Inc. received our initial ISO 9001:2000 certification on February 7, 2003. Download a copy of our current certificate.

  • Ford Q1

    In 1989, Varland Metal Service, Inc. became the first metal finisher in the country to receive Ford’s Q1 Preferred Quality Award for quality and excellence. The Ford Q1 Award recognizes dedication in delivering the highest quality parts and services to the Ford Motor Company.