Whether you are a manufacturer of vehicle parts or a supplier of raw materials and accessories - automotive manufacturers demand certification of the quality of your products along the entire supply chain. With the VDA 6.1 standard established by the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA), you are also investing in reliable quality management. And initiating a continuous improvement process. Ask us! We can support you at every stage of the certification process.
VDA 6.1 certification from TÜV Rheinland enables you to:
Our skilled and experienced experts analyze and evaluate your processes and systems. This involves six steps.
1. Pre-audit (optional)
The auditors conduct a preliminary audit, which also includes a site visit, to determine whether any requirements associated with this standard have already been implemented in your company and, if so, which ones.
2. Document Review
The audit team determines the extent to which the documentation for your quality management system already meets the VDA requirements.
3. Certification Audit
You demonstrate the practical application of your quality management system, and our auditors test its effectiveness.
4. Issue of Certificate
Once all criteria have been met, your company is awarded the certificate, demonstrating the integrity of your quality management system and its compliance with the VDA.
5. Surveillance Audits
Our annual surveillance audits help you continuously optimize your processes.
6. Certification Renewal
The revision audit is carried out after three years and helps you to implement continuous improvement processes. This demonstrates to partners and customers your long-term commitment to quality.