Complete product mix and high level of inventories, ensuring fulfillment of terms and better commercial conditions.
Constant research for development of new products and technical support for specification and application of its products
Exclusive laboratory for execution of several quality tests, such as tests of Salt Spray, Kesternich (acid rain) and UV chamber.
Products with 100% traceability, i.e., they are followed up closely from their origin to their distribution, ensuring Hard superior quality.
Hard, in a pioneering way in Brazil, gains the important international certification FM Approval, confirming that the products of the brand fulfill world class requirements.
The requirements evaluated of the quality system include test procedures for inspection of receipt of raw material and control of manufacturing quality, engineering documentation, measurement systems, procedures for traceability and treatment of anomalies.
Hard is a pioneer in gaining the rigorous certification FM Approval in Brazil, confirming that its products fulfill world class requirements, undergoing annual inspections and furthering benefits for its customers, as the fasteners have greater durability and mechanical resistance regarding the forces and damage which can be caused by nature.
Issued by an independent European body, this validation follows the directives of European Technical Approval and is classified by options from 1 to 12. The organization which certifies the quality is CE European Conformity. All the products which contain the mark CE are acknowledged internationally and can be freely sold in the countries of Europe.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a System of international certification which covers 143 countries. Its purpose is to encourage that projects, works and operations of buildings enhance sustainability. The HARD products undergo LEED Tested, which measures the level of VOC (volatile organic solvents) existing in their composition. The attention to this detail ensures that the HARD Sealant and Chemical Anchoring Systems can be used in works which contain this certification.
All the products manufactured undergo rigorous laboratory tests, in order to ensure quality, safety and durability, always in compliance with national and international standards. The quality standard of HARD has already delivered to customers more than a billion fasteners for metallic covers, without any defect of corrosion recorded in its history of high credibility and satisfaction.
Every production process of Hard, from development to manufacturing, is followed up by qualified professionals, uses cutting edge technology and strictly follows national and international standards, such as ABNT, ASTM, DIN and ETAG.
Each stage is tested and reviewed as many times as necessary, indeed, the standard of quality, safety and durability needs to be always in accordance with market requirements and demands
The new design undergoes a profound marketing study, which evaluates the customer’s requirements in detail.
After the development, the tests start, evaluating the correct functioning of the product. If the requirement of adjustments is detected, the design is reviewed until the product functions perfectly.
The best execution of the design also depends upon raw materials of quality, ensuring the reliability of the manufacturing process and the uniformity of the finished product.
HARD tests the product in the field, with its application in real situations, ensuring total compliance with the standards which rule it.
With the process 100% adjusted and assured, the product enters the production line.
Control to evaluate all the parameters of the product, executing durability and performance tests in all the stages of the production chain, such as Salt Spray Chamber, Kesternich Chamber, UV Chamber, etc. Counter-samples are maintained of all the approved batches, allowing 100% traceability of each product
Each product is stocked carefully, in accordance with the individual storage conditions and temperature specifications, avoiding damage affecting its use.
To be able to aid in diagnosis and offer better solutions for each requirements of customers, the professionals of Hard undergo technical and practical training concerning product application.