Today’s announcement that car maker Nissan is to build a new model at it’s factory in Sunderland was welcome news for the North, and the UK.
It’s estimated that 2,000 jobs will be created with 1,600 of those being in the supply chain. This is fantastic news for small manufacturing businesses, but how can they stand the best chance of winning work with one of the worlds biggest car makers.
One way to be competitive is to implement an Automotive Quality Management System and achieve certification to ISO 16949.
The automotive industry recognises ISO/TS 16949 certification in the tendering process, and implementing the system can help you operate more efficiently. Similar to ISO 9001, there are many benefits to controlling the quality of your output.
Assent has consultants with industry specific experience and we can guide you through the process of achieving certification with a recognised body.
For more information, contact us on 020 3432 2854.
12th July 2013: Vince Cable Pledges £500m Government Investment in UK Motor Industry, http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/48949 … engine.htm
ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Management: https://www.assentriskmanagement.co.uk/iso16949/
6th March 2012, BBC News, Nissan to build new car in Sunderland: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17266087