IATF 16949:2016

The new International standard for Automotive Quality Management

IATF 16949:2016, the automotive quality management system (QMS) standard that’s based on ISO 9001 is published. All organizations currently certified to ISO/TS16949:2009 will need to successfully transition by 14th September 2018.

We have produced some new  informative support material to help you understand the new standard and plan a smooth transition for your organization. 

Our IATF 16949:2016 transition guide gives you a clause by clause overview of the new standard.

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) provides answers to common questions regarding the transition process to IATF 16949:2016.



What do I need to do now?

You should make sure that you keep up-to-date with the changes to this standard.

Find out more about the transition process here.


Why is ISO/TS 16949 changing?

Some of the new enhancements to the automotive quality standard to address recent issues in the automotive industry include the following:

  • Requirements for safety-related parts and processes
  • Enhanced product traceability requirements to support latest regulatory changes
  • Requirements for products with embedded software
  • Warranty management process including addressing NTF (no trouble found) and use of automotive industry guidance
  • Clarification of sub-tier supplier management and development requirements
  • Addition of corporate responsibility requirements