Ford has appointed CoolKit as an approved supplier for its recently launched Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) scheme.
Brought over from the US after some 30 years in operation, the scheme ensures the quality of converted vehicles meets high standards in manufacture and quality control. Crucially, the scheme means all QVM converters must provide a warranty for the work that matches Ford’s own in terms of mileage and duration.
The scheme also requires converters to have an annual facility inspection and review, conform with all Ford industry guidelines for vehicle conversions and comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The programme also requires CoolKit to follow the seven quality management principles in ISO9001 and the Burnley-based company achieved a 100% success rate in the assessment.
Nicola James, LCV product marketing manager at Ford of Britain, said: “Ford are delighted that CoolKit have joined the Qualified Vehicle Modifier Programme. Convertors who join the programme have to meet the highest standards in manufacture and quality control, assessed by Ford.
“We are looking forward to working with CoolKit to offer an even wider choice of vehicles to meet customers individual business needs.”