ISO/TS 16949 Certification for the Automotive Industry

Quality Management System For The Automotive Industry

Recognized around the world as the foremost and the leading automotive standard, ISO / TS 16949 helps auto manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) continuously improve process quality and management system, implement customer-specific requirements and increase customer satisfaction. Achieving ISO/TS 16949 certification with TÜV Rheinland involves a thorough review and inspection of your management system to determine conformance with the standard. Our auditors are automotive industry experts with many years of experience and expertise in assessing organizations to the requirements of ISO/TS 16949. Based on the effectiveness of your management system, and upon successful completion of your audit, TÜV Rheinland will issue your company the ISO/TS 16949 certificate.

Benefits At A Glance

ISO / TS 16949 certification from TÜV Rheinland enables you to:

  • Ensure compliance to the international automotive standard requirements
  • Optimize the quality of your products and processes
  • Acheive competitive edge globally, with our internationally recognized certification
  • Provide documentation of your company’s high quality and performance
  • Save cost and time by avoiding duplication of effort, eliminating separate certification audits for individual customers

Our Services for ISO/TS 16949

TÜV Rheinland certifies to the ISO/TS16949 standard aiming to help customers with the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

Our experts provide you the support you need to set up your quality management system and to comply with the requirements of ISO/TS 16949 in these 6 simple steps:

1. Stage I Readiness Review

The auditors conduct the readiness review audit to ascertain the extent of your company's compliance to specifications.

2. Documentation Review

The auditing team determines the extent to which the documentation for your quality management system meets the ISO/TS 16949 requirements.

3. Stage II audit

Our auditors assess the effectiveness of your company's management system implementation.

4. Issue of certificate

Upon successful completion of your audit, your company will be issued the ISO/TS 16949 certificate, demonstrating the integrity of your management system and its compliance with the standard.

5. Surveillance audits

Our annual surveillance audits help you to continuously optimize your processes.

6. Certification renewal

A Certification renewal audit is conducted every three years in order to ensure continued improvement in your processes and also documents the quality of the services you provide your partners and customers over the long-term.

On-Site Certification

Based on the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, the ISO/TS 16949 standard is designed specifically for the automotive industry requirements. It outlines specifications for product development, manufacturing, and product assembly and maintenance. Certification always applies to one production site.

Focus On The Customer

Besides focusing on the key requirements of a quality management system (continuous improvement), ISO / TS 16949 also focuses on customer satisfaction. Customer requirements are implemented to the letter.

Most Important Changes To The 3rd Issue of Certification Specifications

The new ISO / TS 16949:2009 includes new aspects of ISO 9001:2008 relevant to certification. It also includes changes to the 3rd issue of ISO / TS 16949. The 3rd technical specification (also known as TS3) is based on ISO 9001:2008 and does not include any new technical requirements.

Moving steadily toward an integrated management strategy

Combine your quality management system with industry-specific standards or certifications in the areas of environmental protection and occupational health and safety. This establishes an integrated management strategy and creates ideal conditions for future business development.