IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Management System

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Reduce risk and exceed customer expectations with IATF 16949 certification and training from SGS.

Rapid changes in the automotive industry, including improvements in automotive technology, make implementing and maintaining an effective quality management systems (QMS) essential. IATF 16949 is the new standard for an enhanced automotive QMS. IATF 16949 certification and training from SGS will help you to ensure quality as you continually improve your processes – reducing costs, eliminating waste and exceeding customer expectations.

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Benefits of Certification

  • Minimise risk to your automotive business
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Reduce process waste and drive down operational costs
  • Continually improve quality systems
  • Increase stakeholder confidence
  • Improve employee morale
  • Increase customer satisfaction

SGS Academy Training

We offer a range of IATF 16949 training courses to help you gain a better understanding of the standard and develop the skills to become an IATF 16949 auditor.

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Introduction to IATF 16949:2016

Gain an overview of the standard


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Internal Auditing – IATF 16949:2016

Understand the requirements for internal auditors


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Core Tools

Learn how to use the core tools for IATF 16949 audits


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IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor

Understand the requirements for lead auditor


Why SGS?

We are an accredited IATF third party certification body with VDA-QMC oversight of the IATF 16949 scheme. With extensive knowledge of the automotive industry and more than 60 years of combined auditor expertise, we understand how to meet the specific needs of your organisation. Our auditors include customer facing quality engineers, supplier development engineers, internal process engineers and systems engineers.

Our Product Operations Manager

Simon Banks is our product operations manager, lead auditor and UK technical expert for IATF 16949. He is also product operations manager for AS 9100 and lead auditor for ISO 9001. Simon spent many years as a supplier development engineer with a large Tier 1 automotive company, where he gained pivotal experience in certification auditing that he applies to this day. He joined SGS in March 2013 as a trainee auditor and later qualified as a VTLO recognised certification approver. Simon’s duties include the management of auditor scheduling, technical and certification decisions for the IATF scheme and auditor planned training and completion.


“Working with SGS was a great experience … They made the process friendly and easy to understand and helped us to interpret new areas of the certification and ensure that we were robust in our evidence.” – Cameron Price

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