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Iso Certification
ISO / TS 16949

What is ISO / TS 16949 Automotive Quality Management System?
ISO/TS16949 was developed by the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, and is based on ISO 9001 and national quality standards within the automotive industry. It can be applied to manufacturers worldwide – for cars, their parts, components or systems.

ISO/TS 16949:2002 has been written and adopted by the industry as the new international quality management system specification for automotive suppliers. It specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of all automotive-related products. This specification focuses on

  • Customer specific requirements
  • Impacts of processes on safety and the environment, in addition to quality
  • Supplier Development —to help suppliers develop similar quality management systems and processes
  • Multidisciplinary approach —requires more than just the quality department to be involved in quality management
  • Control Plan —a documented description of all the processes and systems needed to
    A committee of vehicle manufacturers known as the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) was formed to develop a new quality management system specification. The IATF consists of an international group of vehicle manufacturers, BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat Auto, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault SA and Volkswagen, plus national trade associations, AIAG (America), VDA (Germany), SMMT (UK), ANFIA (Italy) and FIEV (France).

  • Benefits of ISO / TS 16949 certification:
    ISO/TS 16949 can easily be integrated with standards already in use as it is based on ISO 9001.

    International recognition of ISO/TS 16949 ensures that, after certification, the credibility of your organization when bidding for global sourcing contracts or expanding business locally is guaranteed. Within your organization it will assist in reducing production variations and improve manufacturing efficiency, both factors important to bottom line results. Other benefits include:

  • Improved process and product quality
  • Reduced need for multiple second and third party audits
  • Increased confidence when bidding for global sourcing contracts
  • A necessary step to gain work with many of the world's largest automotive manufacturers Benefits to the automotive industry at large include
  • Application of common and consistent international quality system requirements
  • Improved supply chain product and process quality • Increased confidence in global supplier quality
  • Introduction of process-based audits focusing on customer satisfaction Certification to ISO/TS 16949 helps create a common quality system approach to the entire supply chain and facilitates access to the industry's best practices.