IATF 16949

IATF 16949 Quality management system certification


Certification by Bureau Veritas to IATF 16949 demonstrates that your organization is committed to quality and prepared to take on today’s complex, rapidly evolving market.

Technological innovation, growing competition, changing consumer demand and the globalization of supply chains are disrupting the automotive industry like never before. The IATF 16949, a leading international automotive quality management standard, was developed to help ensure that automotive suppliers, service providers and parts manufacturers properly address these challenges.

Bureau Veritas is the world’s leading certification body for IATF 16949. Our certification services support your organization in detecting and mitigating risk, sealing your reputation for quality and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.


  • Gain market access and global recognition

    through certification to IATF 16949, essential to doing business in the automotive industry

  • Promote customer satisfaction

    due to IATF 16949’s focus on meeting consumer requirements

  • Identify and manage risk

    by cultivating risk-based thinking and evidence-based decision-making across your organization

  • Achieve continuous improvement

    by implementing and maintaining an IATF 16949 compliant Quality Management System

IATF 16949: The world’s leading automotive quality standard
IATF 16949 is a quality management standard and global technical specification based on ISO 9001  specific to the automotive industry. With increasingly complex supply chains and regulatory frameworks, you need to demonstrate a solid commitment to quality. IATF 16949 is a minimum requirement for automotive suppliers. However, it can be used by automotive players of all types to achieve best practices for the design, manufacturing and servicing of automotive products.

Drive customer satisfaction
Implementation of IATF 16949 helps you to devise a QMS that continually meets client demands. IATF 16949 places a particular focus on improving customer satisfaction. Bureau Veritas audits to IATF 16949 help you ensure that your organization is equipped to identify and address clients’ ever-evolving needs and requirements.

Create a culture of continuous improvement
The pursuit of continuous improvement is at the heart of IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. It sets out how to use the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to optimize the performance of your automotive organization’s processes. Regular audits to IATF 16949 identify sources of inefficiency and non-compliance across your company, enabling you to put in place corrective actions.

Detect and mitigate risk
The complexity of the global automotive supply chain and the dizzying pace of technological disruption means that automotive players need to be vigilant to new risks. Bureau Veritas’ IATF 16949 certification and auditing services can help organizations implement risk-based thinking and evidence-based decision-making across their teams.

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