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ISO TS 16949 Certification: 2009, 2015 Automotive Standards

Stellar is one among the Top ISO TS 16949 Certification consultant for 2009, 2015 Automotive Standards in India and is regarded as one of the best by all of our clients. ISO standards for automotive industry ISO / TS 16949 is an ISO Technical Specification which aligns existing Automotive Quality System Requirements within the Global Automotive Industry.

ISO TS 16949 Certification: 2009, 2015 Automotive Standards

In conjunction with ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 specifies the Quality System Requirements for the design/development, production, and where relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.


Beginning in 1994 with the successful launch of QS 9000 by Daimler Chrysler, Ford and GM, the Automotive OEM’s recognized the increased value that could be derived from an independent quality system registration scheme and the efficiencies that could be realized in the supply chain by having common system requirements.

In 1996, the success of these efforts led to a move towards the development of a globally accepted and harmonized quality management system requirements document. From this, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) was formed to lead the development effort.

WHAT ISO / TS 16949?

The result of the IATF’s effort is the ISO standards for automotive industry ISO/TS 16949 specification. ISO/TS 16949 forms the requirements or the application of ISO 9001 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations.

ISO/TS 16949 used the ISO 9001 Standard as the basis for their development and included the requirements from these Standards with specific ‘adders’ for the automotive supply chain. The basis for our certification audits for ISO/TS 16949 include the standard itself, customer specific requirements and the organization’s quality system

Key Benefits of ISO/TS 16949 product audit automotive quality management system

Clients that provide automotive products to international markets will have the option of maintaining one Quality System registration to meet multiple Customer Quality Requirements. In addition to avoiding multiple certification audits, ISO/TS 16949 has been designed to improve product and process quality while increasing efficiency and reducing variation.


ISO standards for automotive industry ISO/TS16949 is relevant to automotive production and service part organizations only.

It is applicable only to sites where production or service parts are manufactured. (A site is defined as: a location at which value added manufacturing processes occur. Manufacturing is defined: as the process of making production materials, parts or assemblies, or heat treating, painting, plating services.). Any tier within the supply chain can apply.

Any potential supplier can only be accepted for registration if they have a documented request for quotation or is on a bid list of a subscribing customer.


For automobile suppliers and producers getting ISO/TS 16949 certification will become mandatory in the days to come.


Organizations can be certified against one international automotive management system standard instead of having to meet requirements from multiple standards such as QS-9000, VDA-6 etc. This may mean:

  • Reduction in multiple 3rd party registrations freeing up time and supplier resources for other quality activities and improvement opportunities that can enhance business.
  • A reduction in 2nd party audits again freeing up time
  • Common quality system approach in the supply chain for development and consistency, allowing organizations within the supply chain to work more effectively together.
  • Common language, which will improve understanding of quality requirements, making implementation and maintenance of the system easier.

ISO/TS 16949 certification is accepted and recognized globally for automotive management system certification. Recognition of the international standard can provide additional confidence in Global sourcing enabling greater business opportunities.

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