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The International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) is a globally recognized method for assessing business management systems throughout the railway supply chain. It is based on ISO 9001 and is customized to the specific needs of the global railway industry.

Who Should Apply for IRIS? 

IRIS is a certification programme for manufacturers of parts, components, and rail-mounted vehicles, as well as operators.

The Benefits of IRIS(Railways)

  • • Instil confidence in your products and services by demonstrating that they meet the rail industry's expectations and standards.
  • • In addition to increased efficiency and effectiveness, IRIS allows you to supply all significant rail manufacturers.
  • • IRIS shares elements with ISO 9001:2015, making it simple to integrate with the standards you already use.
  • • IRIS certification and ISO/TS 22163 are globally recognized and provide access to best practices from the rail industry.

How Can QACA Help You?

A Quality Austria Central Asia certificate verifies that internal corporate processes have been checked and are in compliance with the relevant standard for IRIS(Railways). In addition, our certified certification body conducts audits that follow the IRIS(Railways). 

You can request a certificate from us to evaluate your organization's performance based on IRIS(Railways).

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IATF 16949 is a global standard certification for Automotive Quality Management Systems. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members collaborated to develop IATF 16949, then submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. The document is a common automotive quality system requirement based on ISO 9001 and customer-specific automotive sector requirements.

The IATF 16949 standard emphasizes the creation of a process-oriented quality management system that allows for continuous improvement, preventing defects, and reducing variation and waste in the supply chain. The goal is to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the customers.


Who Should Apply for IATF 16949 (Automotive)?

The IATF 16949 applies to any organization that produces components, assemblies, or parts for the automotive industry. Anyone involved in the production of materials, assemblies or heat treatment, production or service parts, welding, painting, plating, or other finishing services.


The Benefits of IATF 16949 certification

  • • An organization can demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet the customer's needs and applicable statutory, regulatory, and product safety requirements.
  • • Putting the customer first, ensuring that their needs are met consistently, and increasing their satisfaction.
  • • Increase customer loyalty, add new clients, and expand your business by retaining customers.
  • • Improve customer satisfaction by using the system effectively.
  • • Implement systems-improvement processes.
  • • Helps in declaring your goals clearly and looking for new business opportunities.
  • • Expand into new markets, as some industries and clients require IATF 16949 certification before doing business.
  • • Identify and address the risks that your organization constantly faces.
  • • Work more efficiently to increase productivity and efficiency while lowering internal costs.


How Can QACA Help You?

A Quality Austria Central Asia certificate verifies that internal corporate processes have been checked and are in compliance with the relevant standard for IATF 16949. Audits are conducted by our certified certification bodies that follow the IATF 16949.


We also help you with: 

  • • Recognize your customers' current and future needs and expectations.
  • • Connect the organization's goals to the needs and expectations of its customers.
  • • Ensure that customer needs and expectations are communicated throughout the organization.
  • • Plan, design, develop, manufacture, deliver, and support products to meet the needs and expectations of customers.
  • • Process effectiveness and efficiency

You can request an audit from us to evaluate your organization's performance based on IATF 16949. 


ISO 9001 is a global standard certification that guides the requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use ISO 9001 standard to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of their customers and the requirements of the regulatory authorities. It is the most widely used standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only one to which organizations can certify.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international organization consisting of more than 160 national standards bodies first published the ISO 9001 in 1987. In September 2015, the most recent version of ISO 9001 was released.

Who Should Apply for ISO 9001 Certifications?

ISO 9001 is applicable to any organization, no matter its size or industry. More than one million organizations from over 160 countries have used the ISO 9001 standard requirements to improve their quality management systems.

The Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

  • • Increase in profitability and market share
  • • Saving time because of better resource management
  • • Process integration and process automation reduce the need for manual labour.
  • • Using data and evidence to inform decision-making improves organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • • Minimal or elimination of recurring issues and anomalies
  • • Improving the brand image and credibility of the organization


How Can QACA Help You?

A Quality Austria Central Asia certificate verifies that internal corporate processes have been checked and are in compliance with the relevant standard for ISO 9001. Audits are conducted by our certified certification bodies that follow ISO 9001. We help you create and implement a quality management system based on the most recent ISO 9001 standard principles.

You can request an audit from us to evaluate the performance of your QMS against the most recent ISO 9001 standard.


MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification is an extensive drive to create awareness amongst MSMEs about Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices and motivate and incentivise them for ZED Certification while also encouraging them to become MSME Champions.


The ZED Certification envisages the promotion of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices amongst MSMEs so as to:

  • • Encourage and enable MSMEs for manufacturing quality products using the latest technology, and tools & to constantly upgrade their processes for the achievement of high quality and high productivity with the least effect on the environment
  • • Develop an Ecosystem for ZED Manufacturing in MSMEs, for enhancing competitiveness and enabling exports
  • • Promote the adoption of ZED practices and recognise the efforts of successful MSMEs
  • • Encourage MSMEs to achieve higher ZED Certification levels through graded incentives
  • • Increase public awareness on demanding Zero Defect and Zero Effect products through the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification
  • • Identify areas to improve upon, thereby assisting the Government in policy decisions and investment prioritization

Quality Austria Central Asia is an approved Assessment agency for ZED Certification authorized by the ZED Division of Quality Council of India (QCI). Quality Austria Central Asia has been carrying out ZED certification audits since the inception of the scheme.

MSMEs can apply for certification at any of the following three levels:

  • • Certification Level 1: BRONZE (5 Parameters)
  • • Certification Level 2: SILVER (14 Parameters)
  • • Certification Level 3: GOLD (20 Parameters)


All MSMEs registered with the UDYAM registration portal (of the MoMSME) will be eligible to participate in MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification and avail of related benefits/incentives.


Registration > ZED Pledge > Zed Certification Level selection > Document Upload & Verification > Closures of Gaps > Issuance of Certificate.

To Register: Complete the registration form:

Certification Fees:

Refer discount on certification fees up to 100%

  • • Certification Level 1: BRONZE (5 Parameters) – INR 10,000
  • • Certification Level 2: SILVER (14 Parameters) – INR 40,000
  • • Certification Level 3: GOLD (20 Parameters) – INR 90,000


  • • MSMEs will be given financial assistance/ subsidy for obtaining a ZED Certification Level.
  • • An MSME unit will get a subsidy as per the following structure, on the cost of certification:
  1. Micro Enterprises: 80%
  2. Small Enterprises: 60%
  3. Medium Enterprises: 50%
  • • There will be an additional subsidy of 10% for the MSMEs owned by Women/SC/ST Entrepreneurs OR MSMEs in NER/ Himalayan/LWE / Island territories / aspirational districts.
  • • In addition to the above, there will be an additional subsidy of 5% for MSMEs which are also a part of the SFURTI OR Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) of the Ministry.

A limited-purpose joining reward of Rs.10,000/- will be offered to each MSME once they take the ZED Pledge which needs to be utilized within a defined time period for the purpose defined as per the following modalities:

  1. This joining reward may be used by an applicant MSME only once while applying for a ZED Certification (Bronze, Silver and Gold).
  2. If the joining reward is used for any Certification, then the cost of the reward will be first deducted from the cost of Certification and then the Subsidy may apply if applicable. For example, if an MSME uses the reward for applying for Bronze Certification, the effective cost to MSME becomes zero, while in case an MSME applies for the Silver or Gold Certification, the reward amount will be adjusted in the Certification Cost and the subsidy will apply on the balance amount as per the type of the MSME (Micro, Small or Medium).
  3. This joining reward will be valid only for 1 year after taking the ZED Pledge.

Some of the Benefits of ZED Certification:

  • • Access to Digital MSME Subscription
  • • International Cooperation (IC) Scheme
  • • Stall Charges are subject to a maximum of Rs.3.50 lakh or actual rent paid, whichever is lower
  • • Economy class airfare is subject to a maximum of Rs. 1.75 lakh or actual fare paid, whichever is lower
  • • Financial Institution Incentives (Processing Fees Waiver – up to 0.5%, Interest Rate Waiver – up to 1%)
  • • Technology Transfer and Quality Certification, ZED Certification - The fee payable for obtaining BIS/ ISO/ FSSAI/ AGMARK/ HALLMARK/ SILK MARK/ ZED Certification etc. and fee payable for getting Technical knowhow/ Technology transfer from any recognized national /international research laboratories/ Technical Institutes/ University, Institutions like CFTRI, CIPET, etc. by eligible unit, will be provided subsidy up to the extent of 75%, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakh.
  • • Quality Certification Subsidy -   The new and existing Micro, Small and Medium category industries established by general category entrepreneurs in the State shall be reimbursed 50% of the amount spent, a maximum of Rs. 5 Lakh for obtaining ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO 45001, ISO22000 category, IS certification, ZED certification, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) certification LEBP certification in the field of new and renewable energy, Euro Standard or other similar national/international certification.

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ISO 21001 is an international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization that provides management tools for educational products and service providers. Its goal is to assist education providers in meeting the requirements and needs of their students.

The ISO 21001 certification ensures that the educational services provide effective and efficient services. The standards allow for a personalized experience for all learners, particularly those with special education needs and distance learners. Furthermore, by gaining ISO 21001 certification, you can show stakeholders that you are dedicated to improving your educational system.


Who Should Apply for ISO 21001?

ISO 21001 can be applied to educational organizations within larger organizations, such as professional training departments, whose core business is not education.


The Benefits of ISO 21001

  • • Improved alignment of educational mission, vision, goals, and action plans following ISO 21001
  • • Gaining a reputation for providing inclusive and equitable quality education
  • • Providing self-learning and lifelong learning opportunities to all
  • • Giving personalized learning and effective response to special educational needs
  • • Consistently providing processes and evaluation tools to demonstrate and increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • • Raising the credibility of the educational organization
  • • Enabling organizations to demonstrate commitment to education management practices in the most effective manner
  • • Uniformity of maintaining national standards within an international framework
  • • Increased participation of interested parties
  • • Encouragement of excellence and innovation


How Can QACA Help You?

A Quality Austria Central Asia certificate verifies that internal corporate processes have been checked and are in compliance with the relevant standard for ISO 21001. In addition, our certified certification body conducts audits that follow the ISO 21001.

Other advantages that QACA provides are: 

  • • Delivering effective and efficient educational services
  • • Ensuring that learners receive the desired level of education while also improving productivity, safety, and well-being.
  • • Improve your competitiveness and credibility

You can request a certificate from us to evaluate your organization's performance based on ISO 21001