TS 16949 Certification

The automotive industry Quality Management System (QMS) consists of ISO/TS 16949 Standard and the related customer-specific requirements (CSR).

  • The 3rd edition is the latest version and it was published on the 15th of June 2009. It has been technically updated to align with ISO 9001:2008 Standard. The previous revision was based on ISO 9001:2000.
  • Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR) is the additional requirements imposed by the OEM. These requirements will form part of the audit criteria during the certification & internal audits.

ISO/TS 16949:2008 was developed by IATF (International Automotive Task Force) members and approved by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for publication. It is an industry specific Quality Management System (QMS) catering for automotive industries with the following objectives:

  • Promote continue improvement
  • Emphasis defect prevention, and
  • Continual waste and variation reduction.

Benefits of Certification to TS 16949

  • Global recognition as a reputable supplier - certification is recognized and accepted throughout the automotive supply chain as an industry benchmark
  • Customer satisfaction - through delivery of products that consistently meet customer requirements
  • Reduced cost of compliance with customer specifications - through implementation of a single management system and reduced audit requirements
  • Reduced operating costs - through continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies
  • Improved stakeholder relationships - including staff, customers and suppliers
  • Legal compliance - by understanding how statutory and regulatory requirements impact the organization and its customers
  • Improved risk management - through greater consistency and traceability of products and services
  • Proven business credentials - through independent verification against recognized standards
  • Ability to win more business - particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply