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:


How to get certified to ISO/IEC 20000-1

  1. ISO/IEC 2000-1 Service Management system certification should be hassle-free. You’ll be appointed a BSI Client Manager, a trusted expert with relevant industry experience to your business, who can guide you through the process.

    The steps to ISO/IEC 20000-1 certification:

    1. ISO/IEC 20000-1 gap analysis

    An optional service which takes place before your assessment visits. We’ll take a closer look at your existing information security management system and compare it with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 20000-1 standard. It’s a really cost effective way to check if there are any areas you need to work on before we carry out a formal assessment.

    2. Formal assessment

    A two-stage process. First your BSI Client Manager will review your organization’s readiness for assessment by checking if the necessary ISO/IEC 20000-1 procedures and controls have been developed in your organization. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. Next, if all the requirements are in place, we’ll assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification of ISO/IEC 20000-1. 

    3. Certification and beyond

    When you achieve certification you’ll receive your BSI ISO/IEC 20000-1 certificate which is valid for three years. Your BSI Client Manager will visit you regularly to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but it continually improves and adds value to your organization.