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METALURGICA SUPRENS • PROFILE
New manufacturing methods were also established, all as part
of the need to ensure quality standards for Suprens' international
clients. By the 1990s, Suprens started to apply international
quality control standards, earning ISO 9001, TS16949 and
14001 certifications, as well as Ford's Q1.
Suprens is one of the biggest manufacturers of hose clamps in
South America. The company makes millions of parts each
month for markets all around the world, reflecting its ability to
work closely with its partners and making sure Suprens’ man-
agers and workers are constantly working to provide the highest
possible quality.
“Our biggest advantages are the quality and wide range of our
product lines,” said Curtolo. “We also make a strong commit-
ment to meet our delivery promises, have great flexibility in
terms of the size of the orders we can process, and make sure
that we give all of our clients, from big auto makers to small
parts shops, the best possible service.”
The factory makes hose clamps for a wide variety of applica-
tions, including flexible, semi-rigid, extremely soft and silicon
hoses. They come in a broad range of sizes, and can be used on
hoses that are subject to high pressure or low pressure, and have
different clamping systems that permit them to be used in areas
with difficult access or easy access.
Now, as the company is expanding into new product ranges,
and as Brazil's growing economy lifts more people into the
middle class and boosts demand for new cars, Suprens'
growth potential is increasing. By focusing on quality, and con-
stantly improving its production methods, the company can
expect to see the increases in sales of recent years continue into
the new decade.
“Our success shows how seriously we take our work, and how
important our clients are to us,” Curtolo said. “It's also an incen-
tive to continue demanding, and providing, the highest quality.
The evolution of Suprens over all these years is more than any-
thing the result of a great effort on our part, to focus exclusively
on meeting the needs of our clients.”
METALURGICA SUPRENS MAKES A WIDE VARIETY OF HOSE CLAMP FOR
THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, AND HAS GROWN AND GAINED CLIENTS
OVER THE YEARS THANKS TO ITS EMPHASIS ON QUALITY. THE COMPANY
IS NOW PREPARING TO MOVE INTO A NEW, BUT RELATED, MARKET
NICHE. JEFFREY MATTHEWS REPORTS.
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Pictured: Suprens products meet the demands of the toughest
automotive applications.