IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management

Demonstrate your commitment to quality products and services throughout the supply chain with the internationally recognized Automotive Quality Management System (QMS) standard IATF 16949:2016.



What is IATF 16949?

IATF 16949 is an ISO technical specification which aligns existing US, German, French and Italian automotive quality system standards within the global automotive industry. It specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products. 

IATF 16949 has been developed by the industry, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) , to encourage improvement in both the supply chain and the certification process. In fact, for the majority of leading vehicle manufacturers, certification to this specification is a mandatory requirement for doing business.

This specification aligns and supersedes existing US, German, French and Italian automotive quality system standards, including QS-9000, VDA6.1, EAQF and ASQ. It specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of all automotive-related products. First published in March 1999 and revised in 2002 and in 2009, there are now over 47,500 certificates issued in the three major business areas of the Americas-Europe-Asia. 

IATF 16949 is relevant to all types of automotive supply companies, from small manufacturers to multi-site, multinational organizations located anywhere in the world. However, it is only applicable to sites where production or service parts are manufactured for the original equipment market.

Organizations wishing to break into the automotive market must wait until they are on an automotive customer's potential supplier list before they can progress with certification to this specification.


The benefits of IATF 16949:2016

This new standard will help you to:

  • Get recognized as a world-class automotive supplier
  • Integrate with other management system standards
  • Bring quality and continual improvement to the heart of the organization
  • Increase involvement of your leadership team
  • Mitigate risk and improve opportunity management with a greater application of risk-based thinking


Training to help you implement IATF 16949:2016 Your IATF 16949:2016 certification journey

So whether you are just getting started with IATF 16949:2016, you are already implementing the standard, or you are about to gain certification, we can help you to benefit from IATF 16949:2016. To find out more select the stage you are at from the options below:


Why choose BSI?

BSI is not just another certification body. By packaging assessment, training, and our management system software tool — Entropy Software™, BSI provides a solutions toolkit that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide your organization with an integrated approach to meet your needs and embed excellence across your business. We present a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, the BSI Solutions Package helps turn complexity into simplicity.