CRP Automotive Earns Manufactured Again Certification for its AAE Steering System Components Brand

The MERA certification notes that CRP Industries’ AAE facility in Tabor City, N.C., meets the same quality standards as a manufacturing facility.

CRP Automotive (, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, has been approved as a participant in the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association’s (MERA) Manufactured Again Certification program for its AAE Steering System Components remanufacturing facility.

The certification denotes that CRP Industries’ remanufacturing facilities meet the same strict quality standards held by manufacturing facilities employing internationally recognized quality management standards ISO 9001 and IATF 16949. To earn the certification, CRP was required to submit third-party evidence of conformance to these accepted quality standards.

Scott Shea, CRP Industries Chief Operating Officer, made the announcement and noted, “CRP is very honored to have received this certification. It gives our customers the confidence of knowing that our remanufacturing facilities meet the same quality standards as new manufacturing facilities certified under equivalent standards, and that our remanufactured products are as good and, in some cases, better than new products.”

Manufactured Again Certification
The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association Manufactured Again Certification program recognizes remanufacturing, MRO, and refurbishing facilities as manufacturing facilities, and it holds them to the same international quality standards. The certification program also promotes environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility. MERA’s Manufactured Again Certification program began in 2017 and now includes over 28 participating companies with 62 certified facilities worldwide. For more information:

Shea added, “Remanufacturing is a core competency for CRP, and we have made a substantial investment to upgrade our AAE brand remanufacturing capabilities to stay on the cutting edge of popular and fast growing product categories in the steering systems market. We have installed new production equipment and adapted new technologies and techniques to improve both our automation and efficiency. We are very proud to be an approved participant in MERA’s industry-leading, Manufactured Again Certification program.”

About AAE
CRP offers in its AAE brand a wide range of OE-quality steering system components for import and domestic vehicles. The AAE programs include EPS and HPS new and remanufactured parts, as well as EHPS remanufactured parts. Every AAE part undergoes rigorous testing and quality control, leading to one of the lowest warranty rates in the industry. All AAE remanufacturing is done in the USA, ensuring that only high-quality, 100% tested components wear the AAE tag.

About CRP Automotive
CRP Automotive is a leader in the manufacture, marketing, and supply of OE quality import automotive parts. CRP provides some of the industry’s leading brand names, including AAE Steering System Components, Rein® Automotive Parts and Accessories, Continental Automotive Belts and Kits, Pentosin Technical Fluids, and AJUSA Engine Parts. All products are backed by the CRP promise of quality and superior service. Founded in 1954, CRP Automotive has established a solid reputation for exceeding its customers’ expectations. CRP maintains key manufacturing and distribution centers in North America.

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