IATF 16949:2016
Automotive Quality Management Systems

IATF 16949:2016 is a Quality Management Systems automotive “sector-specific” standard based on ISO 9001:2015. IATF 16949:2016 was developed by the members of International Automotive Task Force (IATF).

IATF 16949:2016 was approved and issued on October 1st, 2016 as an automotive sector-specific Quality Management System set of requirements that use the updated ISO 9001:2015 (verbatim) as its base. It replaced ISO/TS 16949:2009 based on ISO 9001:2008.

BMW Group, FCA US LLC, Daimler AG, FCA Italy Spa, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, PSA Group, Renault, Volkswagen AG and the vehicle manufacturers respective trade associations – AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.) and VDA QMC (Germany)

All registered organizations are added to the IATF website of recognized organizations, a copy of their certificate information is contained within the site and can be verified at any stage. If you would like to verify an IATF 16949 certificate click here (https://www.iatfglobaloversight.org/)

• Only manufacturers can apply for IATF 169494 registration (see definition under 3.0 in IATF 16949) and only if they meet the applicability requirements specified in Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition, section 1.0.
• Any tier may be registered if it has a direct customer in the automotive supply chain (most affected are Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers). Distributors cannot be registered to IATF 16949.
• Evidence of being a potential supplier to a customer requiring IATF 16949 could include a Request For Quotation issued to the organization or the organization being on a current bid list of the IATF 16949 subscribing customer.

• Customer satisfaction. Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements.
• Reduced operating costs. Continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies mean money saved.
• Improved stakeholder relationships. Improve the perception of your organization with staff, customers and suppliers.
• Proven business credentials. Independent verification against a globally recognised industry standard speaks volumes.
• Ability to win more business. Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification opens doors.
• International recognition. Additional confidence for global sourcing.
• Consistent quality approach. Common approach in the supply chain for supplier or subcontractor development.