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IATF 16949:2016 QMS for the Automotive Industry

This standard helps organizations to effectively improve the quality management system focusing on identifying gaps and risks in production & supply chain process.


  • What is ISO/TS 16949?

ISO/TS 16949 is a Technical Specification from ISO and one of the most popular industry-specific standards. It specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production, and where relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products. The standard aims to align the existing automotive quality system requirements within the global automotive industry.

It has been authored by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) – with participating members from the private sector and regulatory agencies.  Along with customer specific requirements, ISO/TS 16949 has been accepted as equivalent to the following automotive quality standards VDA (Germany), AVSQ (Italy) and EAQF (France)

  • Why do organizations need ISO/TS 16949?

Automotive Organizations face ever-changing customer demands, in addition to growing safety and environmental concerns and there is a need to balance goals of increasing productivity, efficiency, and innovation, with needs of improving product quality, safety, and reliability.


Who is this for?

  • Relevant to automotive production and service part organisations only
  • Applicable only to sites where production or service parts are manufactured
  • Any tier within the supply chain is eligible
  • A potential supplier can only be accepted for registration to the scheme if they have a documented request for quotation or is in the bid list of a subscribing customer.


  • Fulfill key requirements from the major automotive makers
  • Drive greater transparency and consistency in the output
  • Set up a systematic approach to manage processes and improve product quality levels
  • Reduce / Eliminate customer complaints and retention of customers
  • Gain customer recognition and approval and compete at a global stage

How can we help?

Consulting: Using the guidance provided in the International standards, ECCI helps organizations apply ISO/TS 16949 to comply with international automotive quality system requirements in order to compete in the global market

Training: ECCI prepares practitioners and auditors to understand all the aspects of ISO/TS 16949