ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Management System
ISO/TS (Technical Specification) 16949 is a quality management system standard specific to the Automotive industry, which includes all the requirements of the ISO 9001 quality management system standard verbatim. In addition, the standard combines the AVSQ (Italian), EAQF (French) and VDA 6.1 (German) automotive requirements.
ISO/TS 16949, coupled with customer-specific requirements, defines the quality system requirements for use in the automotive supply chain.
Originally published in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO/TS 16949 was developed jointly by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). The IATF consists of an international group of automotive manufacturers and national automotive associations including but not limited to DaimlerChrysler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, BMW and Volkswagen.
In April 2002, a new revised standard ISO/TS 16949:2002 was introduced. The new ISO/TS 16949:2002 standard replaced ISO/TS 16949:1999, VDA 6.1, AVSQ & EAQF certification.
In addition, QS-9000:1998 was phased out as of December 15, 2006, and was replaced by the ISO/TS 16949:2002 standard.
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Why Choose TÜV SÜD America?
TÜV SÜD Management Service is accredited by the German Member of the International Automotive Task Force (VDA-QMC) and is currently performing ISO/TS 16949 audits. TÜV SÜD has certified many ISO/TS 16949 clients, including DaimlerChrysler AG for their Powertrain Business Unit, encompassing their Engines, Foundry Products and Harnesses plants located in Mannheim Germany.