IATF 16949:2016 Certification


strategic business planning further development of the improvement process
secured project management, ensuring the start of production and absolute process control in series production(process capability) reducing scatter and wastage in the supply chain optimizing the value added  chain.

Motivation and benefits

IATF 16949:2016 is a standard in automotive industry that is recognized world-wide . IATF 16949 certification providers standard has significantly contributed to making the requirements placed on management systems in automotive industry more uniform. In earlier times multiple certifications had to be con-ducted . For in different European countries and America, there were different standards, such as QS 9000 in the US, VDA 6.1 in Germany, EAQF in France and AVSQ in Italy, and these standards were not recognized one with the other. Today IATF 16949:2016 is recognized by all the automobile manufacturers world-wide and partly even compulsory for certification (Tier 1 Suppliers).

Today an organization will automatically also meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 as well as the basic expectations of many automobile manufacturers and supplier industry as a whole once it has been certified acc. to IATF 16949:2016.

IATF 16949:2016 certification can exclusively be performed by certification bodies that are reconized and accredited by IATF (International Automotive Task Force) and by specially qualified auditors.

At the moment IATF 16949:2016 is a harmonized standered, which includes the requirement the most important automobile manufacturers world wide place on quality managemant systems. It is a matter of strategically further developing quality management based on ISO 9001:2015 by integrating the additional requirement automotive industry places in management and structure. Today many automobile manufacturers absolutely require certification acc. to IATF 16949:2016 as a prerequisite for being admitted to the pool of suppliers. This requirement also specifies it is necessary to demonstrate that all the suppliers that are part of the supply chain must, at least, be certified acc. to ISO 9001:2015 and further have processes and operations conforming to IATF 16949:2016.

Target group

automotive industry and its subsuppliers the overall supply chain of automotive industry, this means this refer to both direct and indirect suppliers of products that are installed in the vehicles.


IATF 16949:2016 is a technical specifications(TS), which has been created by IATF(International Automotive Task Force) , JMA (Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association) and representatives of ISO/TC176 on the basis of ISO 9001:2015

IATF 16949:2016 includes the harmonized specific requirements QS-9000, VDA 6.1, AVQS and EAQF place on QM Systems, the standards referring to sub suppliers in automotive industry.

The additional requirements placed by IATF 16949:2016 are, in addition to the relevant clauses of ISO 9001:2015, stated in a separate document (Quality management systems – Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations). The requirements of IATF 16949:2016 include:
strategic business planning further development of the improvement process stable process capability reducing scatter and wastage in the supply chain optimizing the value added chain; and, in addition to the standards existing up to now establishing a procedure enabling compliance with legal provisions, people motivation and continual improvement

Quality Austria Training, Certification and Evaluation Ltd. has been accredited by IATF since 01/2001. Quality Austria Training, Certification and Evaluation Ltd. is the first Austrian certification body to be accredited for IATF 16949:2016 by IATF.

Other Relevant Standards

VDA 6.1, VDA 6.2, ISO 9001:2015