ISO/TS 16949 - Automotive Quality Management

The automotive industry’s international quality management system standard.

An ISO/TS 16949 certificate proves that your company has been audited against the standard and relevant customer specific requirements and found compliant.

What is ISO/TS 16949?

ISO/TS16949 was developed by the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. It is based on ISO 9001 and national quality standards within the automotive industry, and can easily be integrated with standards already in use. The standard applies to all manufacturers in the automotive supply chain worldwide – for cars, their parts, components or systems.

Why certify to the ISO/TS 16949 standard?

Certification to the ISO/TS 16949 quality management system demonstrates both commitment to product quality and compliance to customer specific requirements. The standard provides for a continual process to help find and report areas of improvement of your management system and relevant processes in your business.

A supplier with an ISO/TS 16949 certificate issued by DNV - Business Assurance is automatically entered into a worldwide database of suppliers. The database is used exclusively by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to stay updated on the certification status, and performance of their suppliers. Certification is often a contract pre-requisite.

Benefits for a ISO/TS 16949 certified company include:

  • Improved processes and product quality.
  • Reduced need for multiple second and third party audits.
  • Increased confidence when bidding for global sourcing contracts.
  • Guaranteed credibility when bidding for global sourcing contracts or expanding business locally.
  • Reduction of production variations and improved manufacturing efficiency, impacting the bottom line results positively.

Where do I go from here?

For certification, you need to implement an effective quality management system complying with the requirements of the ISO/TS 16949 standard. 

DNV - Business Assurance is an accredited third party certification body. We provide ISO/TS 16949 certification services. See how you can get started on the road to certification.



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