To stay competitive in any market, benchmark quality standards help companies to identify continuous improvement opportunities, reduce costs and work towards operational excellence. The IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard does just that for wire harness manufacturers by prescribing materials, methods, tests and acceptability associated with cable and harness assemblies. In addition to demonstrating a commitment to overall excellence, the A-620 certification also shows an investment in workforce development and customer satisfaction for long-term partnerships.

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard Revision C remains the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. IPC and the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA) continue to work together to develop this significant update.

ALTEX uses the A-620 standard to:

  • Facilitate better partnerships with OEMs
  • Create an easy-to-follow rulebook for quality and consistency
  • Streamline processes for faster development and execution
  • Secure long-term customers

“The A-620 standard has been very helpful in conflict resolution with workmanship standards for our customers,” said Rick Bromm, ALTEX president and chairman of the WHMA board of directors. “If they are familiar with the standard, we know they are looking at assemblies through the right filters—and that can eliminate many back and forth discussions for everyone.”

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