Automotive: Global Market. Global Opportunities.
As a quality management system, ISO/TS 16949 has long become established. One of the reasons is formal in nature: the big car manufacturers have agreed to this standard under the umbrella of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and simply require certification to confirm implementation.
No matter whether you are a small or medium enterprise or a large conglomerate, or if you seek to gain, maintain or expand market access – this certificate is your ticket for entry to the global automotive supply sector. And irrespective of your size and importance to the whole, as a certified company, you improve process capability and reliability throughout the entire value-added chain.
“Quality is the product of technology and mentality”
Here’s how it works
Essentially, ISO/TS 16949 is based on the process-oriented ISO 9001. However, the chronological sequence for the certification of a site is precisely mandated by the IATF. For example, Stage 1 of the audit process, the system analysis, must be performed within a specific time frame. The same applies to Stage 2, the closing report and deviation management. Re-certification also requires good time management to ensure continuous validity of the certificate. That is why we exercise utmost care in planning your schedule, and when organising your transfer audit to DQS.