Standards & Certification
The majority of our manufacturing partners are ISO 9001 or IATF16949 certified and if this isn’t the case, we undertake up-to-the-minute audits by our inspection teams before inviting them to tender for a project.
The ISO 9001 standard is based on a number of quality management systems and principles including a strong customer focus, the motivations of top management, the process approach and continual improvements in operating practices. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, high-quality products and services which in turn bring many business benefits. In fact, there are over one million companies and organisations in over 170 countries currently certified to ISO 9000/1.
Similarly, IATF16949 in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
ISO’s operating ethos and practices are explained in more detail in the organisation’s quality management principles publication.