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IATF 16949 Certification for Automotive

International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems

Quality Management for Automotive Production

The IATF 16949 standard specifies the requirements of ISO 9001 for automotive production. IATF 16949 requirements include product safety, risk management and contingency planning, requirements for embedded software, change and warranty management, and management of sub-tier suppliers.

Why IATF 16949 Certification is Important

IATF 16949 certification demonstrates that your company has met extensive requirements to create a process of continuous improvement with an emphasis on defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The technical specification is implemented for all branches of manufacturers and suppliers of products or production materials, services such as heat treatment or galvanizing, and other products specified by automotive customers such as the constituent parts of vehicles.

IATF 16949 certification is recognized by leading automotive manufacturers and OEMs. Most leading manufacturers will only work with companies that hold IATF 16949 certification, as they insist that suppliers adhere to the strict technical specifications laid out in the standard.

TÜV SÜD'S IATF 16949 Services

TÜV SÜD provides the expertise and experience to assess your organization to the requirements of IATF 16949. Our following services help your company to to conform with the standard and to gain the confidence of major suppliers and manufacturers in the automotive industry.

  • Audits: As an official contracted IATF Certification Body, we conduct audits according to IATF 16949 certification rules. Our expert auditors are among the most experienced automotive assessors in the industry and can support you in gaining a competitive edge.
  • Certification: Once your company has achieved a positive result in an audit, we will provide an IATF-registered IATF 16949 certificate.
  • Entry into IATF Database: As a certified IATF 16949 client, TÜV SÜD will enter your company into the IATF Database. This is used to inform all automotive OEMs that your company has a valid IATF 16949 certification.

Steps to IATF 16949 certification

Obtain IATF 16949 Certification with TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has over 100 years of experience in automotive solutions, working with top OEMs and suppliers across the entire value chain. Our highly qualified auditors are conveniently available in all key regions across the globe. Your company can take advantage of our many local TÜV SÜD offices for immediate support.

Our certifications are among the most reputed worldwide. We are an official IATF-contracted and registered Certification Body. By choosing TÜV SÜD, your IATF 16949 certification will be instantly recognized by automotive OEMs everywhere.

Resources to Help You Understand IATF 16949 Certification

IATF 16949 White Paper
White paper

IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Management

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IATF 16949 Training

IATF 16949:2016 QMS Online Course

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