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We are the leading automotive sector certification body for IATF 16949 and have global experience across the automotive supply chain.

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IMPROVING SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

We work with the automotive industry to produce and continually improve safe and reliable products that meet or exceed customer and regulatory authority requirements, on time and at a reasonable cost.

Most organisations operating in the automotive industry are required to register to IATF 16949 which was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF).
 
The IATF is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.

The IATF members include:

BMW Group, Chrysler Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Group Automobile, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen AG, AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.), VDA (Germany).

OUR EXPERIENCE

We are recognised worldwide as the "Automotive Registrar" and have issued the largest number of IATF 16949 certificates in China, the fastest growing automotive market.
Our clients span the entire supply chain and all component parts including mechanical, electronics and software. 

We have trained and certified brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, Lola, Lotus and McLaren for quality, environment and health & safety management.

Our auditors have extensive knowledge and direct experience in automotive manufacturing and our technical experts are actively engaged with the SMMT Oversight who administer the IATF certification scheme.

OUR SERVICES

In addition to IATF 16949 certification, we provide a range of services that you to run more efficiently, safely and securely. From energy and environment to health and safety and information security management.

IATF Rules 5th Edition Changes

The International Automotive Task force (IATF) released ‘The Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition - 5th Edition’ in November 2016.

This document details highlights for how both certification bodies and suppliers need to interact to achieve IATF recognition and IATF 16949 certification.

These changes have important implications if you have or are aiming to achieve IATF 16949  – see more detail about Rules 5th Edition changes here.

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