ISO TS 16949 –Technical Standard (TS)
The ISO/TS16949 was jointly developed by the members of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in close collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The aim was to combine the individual requirements of the four most common automotive standards in Europe and the USA - QS-9000, VDA 6.1, EAQF and AVSQ – into a single standard. This technical specification together with customer-specific requirements defines quality system requirements for use in the automotive supply chain.
The ISO/TS16949 standard, specifies the quality system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive related products. Vehicle component manufacturers have to achieve this standard to be able to supply to the world's largest automotive manufacturers.
The certification is widely sought by automotive product manufacturers because automobile giants like BMW, Volkswagon, Fiat, Ford, GM, and Japanese auto majors recognize it.
Benefits of ISO/TS 16949