Why rely on a bar turning with IATF 16949 certification

B&R Automotive has completed the process for obtaining the IATF 16949:2016Certification. (Click here to see the certification).

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), 16949:2016 certification is the tool that helps companies to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes, also certifying customer satisfaction. It aims to achieve acontinuous improvement having as main objectives:

  1. prevention of defects in production processes,
  2. reduction of production of waste and refuse in the supply chain.

IATF is the association created by the most important car manufacturers with their respective trade associations, established to guarantee and supply superior quality products to worldwide customers in the automotive sector.

Members of the IATF are: BMW Group, Daimler AG, FCA, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen AG, AIAG (US), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France) , SMMT (UK), VDA (Germany).

“To create a process of continuous improvement with particular attention to the prevention of any defects in products, a continuous attention and improvement for the reduction of waste and therefore of refuse and for the supply chain”

For some time the global automotive industry has started to impose higher andstricter quality standards for both motor vehicle manufacturers and original component manufacturers (OEMs).

The large international clients will request this certification for the accreditation of the supplier.

The new standard will replace the current ISO/TS 16949:2009, redefining the quality management system requirements for automotive organizations. The IATF 16949 is based on the latest version of ISO 9001:2015, of which respects the structure and requirements. This means that an automotive organization that requires IATF 16949 certification must also comply with the ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

The IATF 16949: 2016 is therefore recognized by all car manufacturers and OEMs(original equipment manufacturer) that decide to work only with certified companies and require their suppliers to produce according to the requirements of the certification with a better management system, more solid, and that only guarantees globally recognized quality standards.

The drafting of this new qualitative standard and its consequent insertion on the market has become necessary to try to standardize and balance first of all the document base that determines the processes and the requirements of the Quality Management System in a univocal way on a global scale.

The ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates will no longer be valid from September 14th 2018 and the products generated according to this standard will not be considered more suitable for the global automobile market.