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High quality is our top priority

We strive for excellence in manufacturing. Every Hubs part meets the highest standards and we’re constantly raising that benchmark. Hubs never settles when it comes to quality and we design our quality management systems so we never have to.

Hubs is ISO-9001 certified and there are additional certifications available through our network of manufacturing partners.

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Introducing the Hubs Standard

Hubs’ quality management system helps us deliver parts to spec. We maintain operational excellence across our in-house teams and vetted network of manufacturing partners (MPs), ensuring on-time delivery and low dispute rates. All of these processes, qualifications and systems form The Hubs Standard.

A manufacturing network with limitless capacity

Our network of hundreds of manufacturing partners (MPs) provides virtually limitless capacity and specialized capabilities. With our network, you can easily consolidate, simplify and bolster your supply chain at competitive prices. MPs have to meet a rigorous set of standards to join the network and we maintain MP quality through live performance tracking and quick-turn corrective action plans.

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Every custom part meets the Hubs Standard

Working with a global network of manufacturing suppliers gives us our breadth of capabilities, but it also requires us to manage certifications and standards on an international scale. To maintain consistent quality, we have comprehensive quality processes for every part that flows through the Hubs network. These processes form the Hubs Standard.

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Putting the Hubs Standard into practice

Hubs is ISO 9001 certified and we can provide essential documentation like CMM dimensional reports, REACH and Certificates of Conformance upon request. We make it easy to trace orders from quote to delivery and our Customer Success Team is always ready to rapidly resolve disputes. And because manufacturing never stops evolving, we frequently audit our systems to guarantee quality, every time.

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Hubs is ISO-certified

We can certify your parts to the following industry standards: ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and ISO TS16949. It’s always possible to have your parts manufactured with industry-specific certifications. To find out more about Hubs’ certifications, contact your account manager or email

Cross-docking to maintain quality standards

Hubs has two specialized cross-docks at our Amsterdam and Chicago offices where we perform extensive quality control checks. Here are the main checks we do on-site.

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Sample size inspection (ISO-2859)
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Visual inspection for cosmetic quality
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Dimensional checks with ISO-calibrated equipment
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FAI (First Article Inspection) with golden samples
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Full review of official and requested documentation
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Packaging checks
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Compliance and standards review
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Non-conformity reports and follow-up with manufacturers

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How we maintain the quality of our network
  • ISO certifications
  • Selection
  • Onboarding
  • Audits
  • Performance tracking
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How we control the quality of your parts
  • Cross-docking for quality inspections
  • Packaging inspection
  • Document review
  • Non-conformance correction
  • Complete reporting available
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How we uphold quality processes
  • Certifications and documentation
  • Vetting the MP network
  • Handling disputes
  • Systems for maintaining guidelines
  • Comprehensive manufacturing standards

Your parts are in good hands with Hubs. Put your custom parts into production today.

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