The automotive industry is one of the most demanding industries in the world and operates under extreme stresses of cost and time. Being able to trust suppliers is important, not only for car / motorcycle manufacturers, but also for other organizations in the distribution chain. Suppliers need to have their processes under control, understanding of their customers' specific requirements and focus on continuous improvement. A certification of your management system shows that your company matches these criteria.
What is IATF 16949?
IATF 16949 is the only standard recognized for quality control for all organizations operating within the automotive distribution chain. It is based on the eight quality management principles (all essential for good business practice): customer focus, leadership, employee commitment, process focus, system approach to management, continuous improvement, fact-based decision making, mutually beneficial supplier relationships and meeting customer-specific requirements.
Why IATF 16949?
In order to retain your customers in the automotive industry - and to keep them satisfied - your products and services must meet their requirements. IATF 16949 provides a clear framework established by vehicle manufacturers to manage your business processes and to meet and exceed these requirements.
Most major vehicle manufacturers only contact suppliers that are certified for IATF 16949.
Why Bureau Veritas?
Bureau Veritas Certification is a world leader in IATF 16949, with over 2500 companies certified in 45 countries. We are accredited by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide IATF 16949 certification. Bureau Veritas Certification is recognized by more than 35 national and international accreditation bodies around the world to deliver ISO 9001 certification, among others. In our network, we have over 200 IATF auditors with backgrounds from the automotive industry, which have been approved by the IATF.