Alpha first began as a high-volume commodity manufacturer and grew into an engineering and product development based manufacturer. We not only meet today’s demands but we are creating products that will fit into tomorrow’s engineering. Alpha products – value added assemblies and stampings, engineered fasteners, u-nut clips, cam bolts, and washers – are intertwined through many broad industries serving clients across the globe. We are an industry leading innovative company that designs and manufactures products that meet your needs. We are very committed to our customers and community. Exceptional quality is a habit at Alpha. We provide affordable solutions to every challenge and create relationships that last generations.
We respect our heritage and embrace the future.
Alpha is an engineering and product development based manufacturer dedicated to providing fresh product concepts, ideas and services to our valued customers. We do this through our designs, products, processing and relationships with our customers, employees, vendors and community.
AlphaUSA is certified to multiple international standards, and our accreditations are current and third-party registered. You can be assured that Alpha meets and exceeds industry standards.
We are IATF 16949:2016 certified, assuring you that we have developed a top quality management system. Our system ensures quality in all aspects of our organization, from customer satisfaction to product value. We are continually adapting our system to eliminate defects and prevent waste.
IATF 16949: 2016 Certificate
ISO 14001:2015 Alpha meets the ISO 14001 certification standards for having an effective environmental management system. Not only do we understand, control and evaluate our environmental impact, we have an implemented systematic approach to set targets, reach goals and document our achievements. We work to continually improve our environmental performance and conduct business in an environmentally responsible way.
ISO 14001:2015 Certificate
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Alpha’s quality laboratory is A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard, attesting to Alpha’s continuous quality management improvements. A2LA evaluates Alpha from our lab protocol to our specific analysis methods.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Mechanical Testing Certificate and Scope of Accreditation
Alpha acknowledges its social responsibility in the global marketplace. That responsibility demands adherence to principles that protect the well-being of employees throughout our Supply Chain.
These principles span the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption and are accepted worldwide. They are consistent with and in some cases derived from such foundational treatises as:
•The United Nations Global Compact
• The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
•The Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility
•The International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work •The United Nations Convention Against Corruption
Social responsibility is an inescapable element of the long-term success of our company, just as it is for our stakeholders, business partners, employees, and our customers. A plan for true sustainability requires not only good global citizenship but that we be competitive and remain so in the long term. True social responsibility is not an obstacle but an enabler to this end.
The following principles are followed by Alpha and its Supply Chain worldwide. This documentation of Corporate Social Responsibility beliefs and expectations notifies every organization and individual in our Supply Chain that they must share in the adherence to these practices.
Alpha respects and supports compliance with internationally accepted human rights.
Alpha condemns all forms of forced and compulsory labor.
Alpha supports the effective abolition of exploitative child labor. Children will not be employed except in cases such as apprenticeships or training where the individual clearly benefits and participates freely.
Alpha undertakes to uphold equal opportunities with respect to employment and to refrain from discrimination in any form unless national law expressly provides for selection according to specific criteria. Discrimination against employees based on gender, race, disability, origin, religion, age or sexual orientation is not acceptable.
Freedom of Association
Alpha acknowledges that all workers and all employers have the right freely to form and join groups for the promotion and defense of their occupational interests. During organization campaigns the company and the executives will remain neutral; the trade unions and the company will comply with basic democratic principles, ensuring the employees’ ability to make a free decision.
Alpha is opposed to all exploitative working conditions.
Protection of health and safety
Alpha ensures health and safety at the workplace to a level no less than required by national legislation and supports the continuous improvement of working conditions.
Alpha honors the right to reasonable compensation of a level no less than the legally established minimum-wage and the local job market. Within the scope of national legislation, Alpha respects the principle of “equal pay for work of equal value.”
Alpha guarantees compliance with national provisions and agreements regarding working hours and regular paid holidays.
Alpha expects stewardship of our natural resources Alpha will support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges and participate in and encourage initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. We encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Corruption and Ethics
Alpha will work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. As detailed in the Alpha Ethics Policy, we will not offer or take receipt of any gift, loan, fee, reward or other advantage to or from any person as an inducement to do something which is dishonest, illegal or a breach of trust, in the conduct of the enterprise’s business, even in areas where it may be tolerated.
Alpha expects its suppliers to introduce and implement equivalent principles in their own companies.
We Care About Our Environment Just as Alpha works to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, we also endeavor to meet and exceed environmental regulations. We don’t simply comply with the rules, at Alpha we constantly reexamine processes to reduce waste of all kinds – from time and energy right down to the recycled corn cob used in our finishing processes.
We challenge ourselves to be a responsible corporate citizen in protecting the environment. We are dedicated to compliance with accepted environmental practices. Our processes, materials, and work habits are managed to reduce the environmental impacts associated with our industry.
To further enhance environmental performance, Alpha operates to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard. Our main objectives are to:
• Reduce, reuse and recycle waste and packaging
• Minimize and/or eliminate hazardous and toxic chemicals
• Improve the efficiency of energy usage
Learn more about Alpha’s Environmental Accomplishments:
• Alpha’s ISO 14001 Certification
• Alpha’s official Environmental policy as submitted to ISO 14001
Our principles for Quality Assurance focus on “fit for purpose” and “make it right the first time”. Quality Assurance includes the control of raw materials, assembly production, management and the inspection process. But it also goes way beyond testing.
Quality Assurance includes careful, full-time analysis to make sure everything conforms to highly detailed, precise requirements, and that there’s compliance with carefully established plans meeting rigorous specifications.
At Alpha, we maintain the quality of our products and services at the highest level and pay close attention to every stage of the process of production and delivery. The Quality Assurance team at Alpha plays a crucial role by ensuring our products go beyond acceptability. Our team plan directs and coordinates Quality Assurance programs adhering to our quality control policies. Our team also works to improve efficiency by reducing waste.
Q. What is Alpha?
A. Alpha is an engineering and product development based manufacturer with facilities in Livonia, Michigan and Queretaro, Mexico as well as affiliations in Europe and Asia. Founded in 1957 under the name Hi-Lock Fasteners, Inc., Alpha was originally a high-volume manufacturer of commodity products. Over the years, the company name has changed to reflect its changing capabilities.
Q. How long has Alpha been around?
A. Owned and operated by the same family since its founding, Alpha has been in business since 1957.
Q. What is your product line?
A. An engineering and product development-based manufacturer, Alpha’s manufactures engineered and specialty fasteners and stampings. Information about our product lines can be found on our Products page.
Q. What industries do you serve?
A. Alpha’s has traditionally served the automotive industry although the design of our products makes them adaptable to a variety of industries needing fasteners and stampings. Our specialty is designing products that ease manufacturability and streamline engineering processes.
Q. What is your union affiliation?
A. Alpha’s production workforce is represented by UAW Local 174, Walter P. Reuther’s home local. We enjoy a great relationship with our employees and the union local–and have for over 40 years.
Q. Do you make nuts or bolts?
A. No, however, we have an established customer approved supply base.
Q. How many manufacturing facilities do you have?
A. We have two facilities in Michigan, one in Mexico and affiliations in Europe and Asia.
Q. What is your largest press size?
A. Up to 1,000 tons.
Q. What is your largest bed size?
A. 120” x 54”
Q. What CAD formats do you use?
A. Alpha uses NX, AutoCAD Inventor 3D, VISI as well as communicates with other software platforms
Q. What types of material do you work with?
A. Alpha works primarily with ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Q. What are the smallest and largest products you manufacture?
A. Our smallest products are approximately a .250 inch (~6.00mm) wide by .010 (~0.25mm) thick. Our largest product is a 6-foot fabricated header for the U.S. Military Humvee.
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Transfer of Customer Information
Customer lists and information are properly considered assets of a business. Accordingly, if we merge with another entity or if we sell our assets to another entity, our customer lists and information, including personally identifiable information you have provided us, would be included among the assets that would be transferred.
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