Improving Safety and Reliability
We work with the automotive industry to support, through our auditing activities, the manufacture of safe and reliable products produced and continually improved to meet or exceed customer and regulatory authority requirements.
Most organisations manufacturing for the automotive industry are required to be certificated to ISO/TS 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).
We are recognised worldwide as an "Automotive Scheme Certification Body" and have issued the largest number of ISO/TS 16949 certificates in China, the fastest growing automotive market.
Our clients span the entire supply chain of component parts which are for inclusion within vehicles that leave OEM production lines and include mechanical, electronic and other materials.
We have certified brands like Jaguar Land Rover, Lola, Lotus and McLaren for quality, environment, health & safety and other management systems.
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.
In addition to ISO/TS 16949 certification, we provide a range of services that enable you to run more efficiently, safely and securely. From energy and environment to health and safety and also information security management.
IATF Rules 4th Edition Changes
IATF released ‘The Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition - 4th Edition’ in April 2014.
This document details the requirements for how certification bodies and certified suppliers need to interact to achieve IATF recognition and ISO/TS 16949 certification.
These changes have important implications if you have or are aiming to achieve ISO/TS 16949 – see more detail about Rules 4th Edition changes here.