The IATF Standard16949 establishes the specific requirements for implementing the Standard ISO
9001 for the mass production of original and replacement parts in the automotive industry. This certification is a necessary requirement for any supplier that supplies directly to manufactures and, depending on the clients' contractual requirements, is also necessary for lower-level suppliers.
The main goal of Standard IATF 16949 is ongoing improvement, putting emphasis on the prevention of defects and waste in the supply chain. For this reason, the standard ensures that the car's parts, pieces and safety systems meet the requirements specified by the clients, as well as by the applicable regulations. On the other hand, this standard promotes ongoing improvement of the products at better prices, as well as research and development of new components that improve the safety of the vehicle and its surroundings.
The main changes in this version are:
This document is the result of the work done by experts in the automotive industry to bring in measures to improve the quality of industry-wide management systems.
Companies that produce parts for the automotive industry.
Because it's a certification based on the ISO
9001 it can be integrated with environmental management
ISO 14001 and health and safety in the workplace (ISO 45001) and Metrology Management (ISO 10012).
Once the Audit process has been completed, if the implemented system meets the requirements of the standard IATF
16949, the organisation obtains:
Furthermore, organisations with management systems certified by AENOR have free access to the
AENORnet and a subscription to the
AENOR monthly magazine.
AENOR Mark IATF 16949
IQNet Mark MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
AENOR has been working in the automotive industry since 1997 with more than 500 issued certificates as per different industry benchmarks. Among its clients are the Antolin Group, Ficosa, Arcelormittal Spain, Saint Gobain, Valeo, Total and the Maier Group. AENOR is accredited by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force).