The norm IATF 16949 is the current quality management standard of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) und thereby the de-facto standard of the European and Northern American automotive industry. It replaces the previous specification ISO/TS 16949 and, like its predecessor, is a further development of the quality management standard ISO 9001. Since October 2017, a certification is only possible according to IATF 16949. Before October, there was a choice between ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949.
Werner Schmid has already implemented the new requirements of IATF 16949 and chose to voluntarily seek a certification according to the new standard. Thus, we are one of the first companies in Germany to be audited against IATF 16949 and receive a certificate. By choosing an early certification according to IATF 16949, we want to demonstrate the high quality standard of our house and signalize that we already fulfil the higher demands of IATF 16949.
The current certificate can now be downloaded from our website.