Improving performance, resilience and safety throughout the automotive supply chain

Improving performance, resilience and safety throughout the automotive supply chain

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Improving performance, resilience and safety throughout the automotive supply chain
Improving performance, resilience and safety throughout the automotive supply chain
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The automotive sector is undergoing rapid transformation, driven by social and environmental mega trends and the rapid evolution of new manufacturing and consumer-facing technologies. The changes to the automotive supply chain are significant and bring a host of new opportunities as well as a range of new challenges; from cybersecurity, privacy, data and connectivity, through to functional safety, harnessing emerging technologies and infrastructure requirements in our towns and cities. As the consumer becomes the centre of the new automotive supply chain and the global automotive aftermarket grows, consumers have more choice than ever before, meaning that organizations are also increasingly looking to build a better customer experience.

BSI works with a broad range of automotive and mobility manufacturers and service providers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), automotive supply chain suppliers, dealerships, fleet management companies, government authorities and repair garages globally and throughout the UK to address the sector challenges, raise standards, help clients achieve their strategic goals and drive innovation in the sector.

From standards to testing, auditing, certification and training, BSI’s portfolio of dedicated automotive and mobility services is designed to improve quality management, optimise your supply chain, protect your employees, manage your environmental impact and build resilience within your organization, not only for today but for tomorrow and beyond.

Standards, sectors and training

  • Automotive standards and compliance at a glance

Standards have long been setting the bar for excellence in the automotive industry from quality management in the supply chain, to health and safety, environmental management, connected autonomous eco systems, vehicle repair to component testing.

You can access our extensive portfolio of British, European and International (ISO) standards through the BSI shop or through our online subscription portal British Standards Online (BSOL). Whether you need a single standard, access to a collection of standards or want to benefit from the value of full membership our vast library of standards can help you turn excellence into a habit and take your business to the next level. Request a BSOL demo to find out more.

Test, audit and certify to leading automotive standards such as IATF 16949 (Automotive Quality Management), ISO 9001 (Quality Management), BS 10125 (Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark) as well as ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 270001 (Information Security Management) and vehicle component testing services to mitigate the risks of failure in the supply chain, increase customer trust, gain access to global markets and make your organization more resilient.

Our suite of automotive supply chain management (SCM) services and software provide an end-to-end solution for managing quality, mitigating risk, enhancing productivity and promoting safety. Audit a supplier, manage supplier compliance, mitigate supply chain risk, or access our audit-approved supplier database.

Turn our expertise into your experience with BSI training courses to help you understand, implement and audit standards, including IATF 16949 (Automotive Quality Management), ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety) and many more. Our academy experts provide in-house training, along with online and classroom courses throughout the UK and across the globe.

All UK World Manufacturer Identifiers (WMI codes) are issued in the UK by BSI. Applications for WMI codes can be accessed here.

Driven by a convergence of social trends and technological advances, a transport revolution is underway, changing not only how we get around, but also the way we access transport. BSI has a strong track record in transportation, dating back to 1901. Today, BSI is a global provider of standards and services to the automotive sector and UK market leader in ITAF 16949 (automotive quality management standard) certification. And BSI is working closely with Government and industry panels too to shape future standards in some of the most emerging mobility technologies, such as cyber security, cyber engineering and CAVs (connected and autonomous vehicles), as well as infrastructure, including electric vehicle charge points.


  • Automotive experts: we have a rich automotive heritage, are UK market leaders in IATF 16949 certification and have directly employed sector-experienced teams who receive ongoing training, meaning that we offer our clients a first-class service

  • Future-looking: we are shaping and developing future automotive standards in emerging technologies such as vehicle cyber security, connected and autonomous vehicles and electric vehicle charging points, helping you future-proof your business

  • Global reach: we have 84,000 clients operating in 193 countries and 90 offices in 31 countries, meaning we can consistently support clients in their international operations and global expansion plans

BSI business improvement services for the automotive industry

Throughout the automotive supply chain BSI helps companies to improve and become more resilient. In this video BSI clients NSK and Baosteel discuss how working with BSI helps them to do this. 

Discover more in our Automotive brochure   

How we’ve helped clients in automotive

  • Rosti

  • Toyota

  • Gestamp