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Testing / Quality Control.

Testing / Quality Control.

Questioning and monitoring one's own efforts is vital when striving for quality. Not only do we hold our plants, production processes and partners to the highest standard, testing every single fender we manufacture is a vital part of our business. Design, manufacturing and testing of all our products is done in accordance with PIANC 2002, BS 6349, EAU 2012, EC3, DIN 18800, BS 5950 and AISC. Consequently ShibataFenderTeam is not only following the latest testing standards of the industry, but leads in advancing them further, e.g. by being a Platinum Partner of PIANC, supporting the industry to further develop latest industry guidelines. Type Approvals according to PIANC are available for a broad range of our products.

Testing equipment

Our certified laboratories constantly check all rubber batches used for the production of our high quality rubber fenders in order to verify compliance with material requirements for each single order.
Performance verification testing is usually conducted at the point of manufacture, often under the supervision of an independent and qualified third party or our clients. That, too, is part of our responsibility – and we know that our products stand up to scrutiny. All of ShibataFenderTeam's testing equipment and processes meet the most stringent industry standards as well as the calibrating requirements set forth by PIANC.
Since 2017, we have a combined shear and compression test press (see picture below) to complement our state-of-the-art testing equipment. It allows us to offer combined testing for even the largest cone fenders available, a service only a few provide.

Shear and compression test press

Quality control

To ensure we meet the highest standards, we adhere to a strict quality control from the first minute of production – for every order, every day. The quality requirements of our clients have grown steadily. This development matches what has been ShibataFenderTeam's guiding principle for many years: "High-quality marine fender systems at competitive prices."

We are keenly and proudly aware that we supply safety-critical products that must, without fail, prove deserving our clients' trust. Our products protect port infrastructures, ships and people. Countless individuals rely on the quality of our work and materials, which we monitor continually. We not only see the trust placed in us as one more reason to strive for excellence in all we do – it's also the foundation of any partnership.

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