Karl Kruse is committed to 100% customer satisfaction by maintaining optimal quality processes and procedures based on our ISO 9001-2015 standards.
Keeping up to date with the latest technologies, certifications and standards, we are dedicated to the continual evaluation and improvement of our quality management system
Quality is the fundamental ingredient to our success as an organization and an inherent part of our culture and philosophy.
Karl Kruse provides a three-stage verification and quality progress for all components.
Stage 1: Visual Inspection
Components are inspected and verified for:
- Barcode verifications
- Date codes
- Lot codes
- Manufacturer part number MFG
- Packaging Physical conditions ispections
- Quantity ROHS & MSL
Stage 2: Detailed Inspection
- Acetone testing for evidence of remarking/resurfacing
- Counterfeit inspections
- Digital photo documentation
- Dimensional inspections of components
- Electrical testing to verify out of circuit values on capacitors
- High power microscopy is utilized to verify original markings and to examine for evidence of non-conformances
- Top ink mark permanency testing
- Verification of first stage inspection
Stage 3: Additional Quality Testing
Karl Kruse has partnered with leading test facilities in Asia, Europe and USA that certified for AS9100 /AS9120/ISO 9001:2008, Mil STD-833 standards.
Karl Kruse utilizes the test facilities to qualify non-distribution parts from the open market. Third party testing eliminates internal “sales pressure” and ensures unbiased testing results.
We provide higher level testing of components including:
- Electrical Testing
- Solder testing
Furthermore, across the corporation we have oriented our structures towards flat hierarchies, clear responsibilities and faster decision-making.
Enhanced Protection against Counterfeit and Fake Products!
The Professional Association of Component Distribution (FBDi) now offers its members the ‘Authorized Source’ seal of approval.
Customers can rest assured that association members who have been awarded the seal of approval only place goods on the market from authorized and reliable sources, i.e. from manufacturers and their contracted distributors. The prerequisite for gaining the seal of approval is FBDi membership and status as a franchised distributor of the product manufacturer.
The FBDi ‘Authorized Source’ seal of approval ensures that the relevant association member only supplies original goods to the market from a licensed manufacturer or goods purchased from a franchised distributor of the respective manufacturer. In the event of goods having to be purchased from other sources, the association member assures that the respective source is reliable, the origin of the goods has been verified and the customer has been informed accordingly.
The aim of the seal of approval is to enhance protection against counterfeit and fake products an to reduce the number of potential claims and complaints in advance.
„Our ‘Authorized Source’ seal of approval gives a clear statement of vision and values, driven by increased trust and security – as a distinction for our members. Our members are therefore required to adhere to the strict quality criteria defined by the association,” says Wolfram Ziehfuss, Managing Director of FBDi e.V.