What is IATF 16949:2016?
In October 2016, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) published a revised quality management system (QMS) standard specifically for the automotive industry, known as IATF 16949:2016.
This new standard, which is still based upon international QMS standard ISO 9001:2015, will supersede and replace the current ISO/TS 16949:2009. It defines the requirements of a quality management system for organisations in the automotive industry.
Who should receive IATF 16949:2016 certification?
As the new global industry standard, IATF 16949:2016 is relevant to all types of automotive supply organisations, from small manufacturers to multinational companies.
Why is IATF 16949:2016 certification important?
From 14th September 2018, IATF 16949:2016 will become an essential requirement for any organisation operating in the global automotive supply chain. Many of the world's leading car manufacturers now make certification a contractual requirement for their suppliers.
Benefits of IATF 16949:2016 certification include:
- Recognition from regulatory authorities
- Safer and more reliable products
- Meeting or exceeding customer requirements
- Improved processes and documentation system
- Internationally agreed and recognised practices for quality management in the automotive sector
- A model for continual and systematic improvements in quality
- A common language for dealing with business customers and suppliers worldwide
- Increased efficiency and effectiveness
- A model for delivering excellence for customers and other stakeholders
Why choose LRQA for IATF 16949 Certification?
Trusted experience - LRQA has been at the forefront of standards development and a market leader in QMS and automotive certiﬁcation and training for more than 25 years. More than half of the world’s top 200 companies choose LRQA.
Technical expertise – Our automotive assessors and technical specialists have some of the most extensive automotive quality management (including ISO/TS 16949) experience in the world. Many are hand-selected to provide input into the work of the ISO technical committees and are able to provide first-hand insight into requirements of the standard and the standard’s logic.
Accreditation - Globally, LRQA has been independently accredited by multiple accreditation bodies to provide ISO/TS 16949 certification.
Proven client satisfaction – Year after year, LRQA clients continue to report overall satisfaction rating of our service and technical support.
Impartiality and objectivity – With no shareholders of our own, we are independent and impartial in everything we do. We are committed to acting with integrity and objectivity at all times.
Assessment methodology – LRQA helps you manage your systems and risks to improve and protect the current and future performance of your organization. Our approach is built on three pillars and extends the focus beyond the certificate to an assessment approach designed to help organizations meet their strategic objectives.
IATF 16949 Training with LRQA – Explore our range of IATF 16949 training courses.