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IATF 16949 Automotive

The IATF 16949 standard is a global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry. It replaced TS 16949 in October 2016. The standard focuses on ‘customer specific requirements’ which are specific to automotive-related products. There is an emphasis on defect prevention, reducing variation and waste in processes.

IATF 16949:2016 gives the requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by suppliers in the automotive sector

Benefits of IATF 16949

  • Demonstrates to your customers the ability to provide products that meet regulatory and safety requirements
  • Identifies and addresses the risks associated with your organization driving innovation and improvement
  • Provides you with a plan to increase productivity and efficiency
  • Ensures your organization demonstrates ethical practices and corporate social responsibility, such as an anti-bribery policy
  • Credibility and image to supply the automotive industry
  • Employee motivation and empowerment