IATF 16949:2016 is the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems. IATF 16949 was jointly developed by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication.

The document is a common automotive quality system requirement based on ISO 9001, and customer specific requirements from the automotive sector.

IATF 16949 certification emphasizes the development of a process oriented quality management system that provides for continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The goal is to meet customer requirements efficiently and effectively.

The IATF members:
• BMW Group
• Daimler AG
• FCA Italy Spa
• Ford Motor Company
• General Motors Company
• PSA Group
• Renault
• Volkswagen AG and the vehicle manufacturers respective trade associations
• ANFIA (Italy)
• FIEV (France)
• SMMT (U.K.)
• VDA QMC (Germany

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate helps the organization:
• Customer Satisfaction
• Process Improvement
• Product Improvement
• Pre-Qualification and Requests for Quotation
• Operational Efficiency
• Internal Auditing
• Risk Management
• Training and Competence
• Brand and Reputation.