IATF 16949 (Automotive)

Certification Profile

Most of the Automotive OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) require evidence of a quality management system. Whether for SMEs or large corporations, a certificate to IATF 16949 is practically an entry ticket to this globally active industry.

Conformity & Value Generation

Companies certified to IATF 16949 improve the reliability and process-capability throughout the value-chain and help to avoid waste throughout the supply chain. That is why IATF 16949 is relevant for anybody working in the production or assembly fields of the automotive industry, or who is listed as a potential supplier.

The independent and expert assessment of a management system provides top management with assurance that the system conforms to the requirements of the standard. Our auditors identify potential room for improvement and provide guidance for decision-making processes by analyzing all aspects of people, processes and results.

The automotive industry with its global activities stands for excellent process quality, continual improvement, and the power of innovation. IATF 16949 is the standard for Automotive Management Systems applicable to suppliers in this industry sector. It was developed by a joint working group, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), with the objective of improving both quality, capability and the entire certification process throughout the supply chain.

*The complete processing of automotive standards ISO/TS 16949:2009 and IATF 16949:2016 is handled exclusively by Holding GmbH


A certified management system according to IATF 16949:

  • enjoys global acceptance with all major automotive manufacturers,
  • improves your overall competitive ability,
  • ensures uniform performance quality on a global scale,
  • helps to optimize processes and to make them transparent,
  • can be combined with ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 to an integrated management system.