Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is celebrating after securing the IATF automotive quality management standard certificate IATF 16949:2016 following an independent assessment.
The new standard – which replaces ISO/TS 16949 – is the global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry.
Bringing together standards from across Europe and the USA, it outlines everything a company needs to know about achieving best practice when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing or servicing automotive products.
Adhering to this standard is mandatory for all original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers in the automotive industry worldwide.
Dave Lord, Managing Director, of the Kent-based electrical engineering company, said: “We’re very proud to have secured this certification – it gives us the opportunity to become a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier and will open up new business opportunities. Delivering high quality products and exceeding customer satisfaction requirements is a top priority for us. Achieving the IATF 16949:2016 standard is critical for our on-going business development, delivering quality products and continuous improvement.”