We are a proud member of NAHAD (The Association of Hose and Accessories Distribution) and Hose Safety Institute. Our team has been tested to NAHAD/Hose Safety Institute guidelines for hose specification and fabrication. The guidelines have been developed to assist hose assembly distributors, manufacturers and end-users by providing a basic set of performance factors related to the proper selection of components and recommendations for the design, fabrication, and specification of hose assemblies.
The Institute is founded on the NAHAD Hose Assembly Guidelines; consensus-based performance standards for hose assembly specification, design, fabrication, handling and management as provided by qualified Hose Safety Institute Members. The Institute is managed by NAHAD’s Standards Committee and supported by the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council, comprised of industry leading end-users and experts.
Many of the Singer companies are part of an exclusive Continental ContiTech Authorized Distributor group (formerly Goodyear Engineered Products) who maintains the highest level of hose assembly standards to provide their customers greater hose assembly integrity, consistency and reliability.
Only STAR distributors are independently audited by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) to verify each STAR hose fabrication facility follows Hose Safety Institute Guidelines, RMA Guidelines, Industrial Hose Crimp Specifications, has the proper & calibrated fabrication equipment and tests, tags and tracks hoses. STAR stands for Safety, Training, Assembly and Reliability. This is core to our hose management culture.
ISO 9001: 2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system that aims to enhance customer satisfaction through continual improvement of processes and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
The Singer companies that are ISO certified are audited yearly and follow processes that ensure consistent hose assembly fabrication and strict quality process. Some benefits of ISO certification that we deliver to our customers include:
- Improved quality and service
- On time delivery
- Consistent, Reliable products and services
- Commitment to quality
- Competitive prices resulting from process efficiency