IATF 16949

What is it?

IATF 16949 is one of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management.

Set by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), the standard is similar to ISO 9001 in that it has continuous improvement and risk management at its heart but it particularly emphasises defect prevention and includes specific requirements of the automotive sector.

It is appropriate for any business designing, developing, manufacturing, installing, or servicing within the automotive sector. Many companies demand the standard as the minimum requirement for an organisation to be a supplier.