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Quality in the automotive industry

SQS certifies quality standards throughout the automotive industry supply chain.

The quality of an end product depends on the quality of each individual component of that end product. This rule has special significance in the automotive industry. The finished product is only perceived by consumers, in this case motorists, as being a high-quality product if their high expectations in terms of quality, safety and reliability have been met in every detail. This applies not only to the purchase and use of a vehicle, but also if something does not work as expected. Then, whether or not the car owner is happy depends on the quality of the garage business.


  • Main changes to IATF 16949:2016 vs ISO/TS 16949:2009, independently from changes to ISO 9001:2015 vs ISO 9001:2008
  • Transition timeline

Quality management for suppliers ...

To be accepted by automotive manufacturers as a supplier, certification pursuant to IATF 16949:2016 is essential.
This standard brings together the existing global automotive industry requirements of the quality management systems of industry suppliers. For a company to obtain the certificate, it must continue to develop its structured quality management in line with ISO 9001 and must integrate the specific requirements of the automotive industry into its management and organisational system. SQS is approved by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) as a certification body for IATF 16949:2016 and is therefore a competent and experienced partner for implementation of the appropriate procedure.

... and for garage businesses

The garage label provides garage businesses with a quality assurance management tool that is specially tailored to their needs. It is a well-established tool for companies that want to optimise their environmental practices and achieve even higher quality levels. Garage label holders can demonstrate their commitment to the environment, occupational health and safety and to operational quality to customers, business partners and authorities in a convincing and visible way - a real asset in a highly competitive industry.

Overview of the offer

Main standards

Certification of quality management systems
Certification of environmental management systems
Certification of occupational health and safety
Certification of occupational health and safety (The BS OHSAS 18001:2007 looses its validity per March 11, 2021 and will be replaced by the ISO 45001.)
Certification of suppliers in the automotive sector (After October 1, 2017, organizations can only be audited according to the IATF 16949:2016 standard. ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates will be valid until September 14, 2018.)
Certification of suppliers in the automotive sector
(The responsible product manager, Mr Gianluigi Pezzuolo will be glad to answer any further questions regarding this product).



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