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What is IATF 16949?

IATF 16949 is one of the automotive industry’s largest international standards for quality management. IATF 16949: 2016 is the newly evolved standard from ISO/TS 16949:2009, developed by the International Automotive Task Force, with support from AIAG. This standard requires certification.

IATF 16949 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System. You may want to read:

ISO 9000 Certified: The Myth

IATF 16949 Certified” means an organization has met the requirements in IATF 16949. It defines a Quality Management System (QMS).

IATF 16949 is a quality management system that focuses on continuous improvement, defect prevention and reducing waste.


Past (Obsolete) versions of IATF 16949 Standards include: