ISO/TS 16949 is now IATF 16949
In October 2016 the latest revision of the most popular Automotive Quality Management Standard was Published, and this became IATF 16949.
What is IATF 16949?
IATF 16949 is an internationally recognised standard for quality in the automotive industry developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which is made up of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.
Major car manufacturers recognise the value of IATF 16949 in their supply chain, and achieving this standard can benefit your business during the tendering process.
However, IATF 16949:2016 is not intended to be a stand-alone Quality Management System. Instead the supplementary requirements should be incorporated into an ISO 9001 Management System.
The certification lasts for 3 years, during this time a series of internal and external audits will be conducted to ensure the management system is meeting its objectives.
Benefits of IATF 16949
- UKAS accredited Certification,
- Recognised internationally,
- Gives a competitive advantage,
- Improved processes and procedures can lead to efficiencies and cost saving.
IATF 16949 Consultants – How we can help
We can help you achieve certification and maintain the IATF 16949 Management system through internal audits and improvement advice.
Our consultants have direct experience in the automotive industry, having worked for a variety of major car manufacturers and motor parts suppliers.
We can also assist with staff training and awareness, policies and procedures.
Having your Automotive Quality System externally certified by an IATF recognized Certification Body publicly demonstrates your commitment to quality and gives you a significant advantage when tendering for lucrative contracts with manufacturers and car giants.
All register organisations can be verified via the IATF Customer Portal.
We will help you choose a certification body and guide you through the process, read more about Certification Bodies.
Contact us for more information.