April 20, 2020
Thermtrol Corporation, a provider of wire harness serving the automotive, heavy vehicle off road, industrial and medical industries, has achieved IATF 16949:2016 certification. The IATF certification is the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry. This certification is a significant milestone for Thermtrol that demonstrates their commitment to manufacturing high-quality, best-in-class products, not just for their automotive customers, but established quality processes that are used across the entire business.
This is in addition to ISO9001 Quality Management System Certification.
The updated version of ISO/TS 16949, IATF 16949:2016 was published on October 3rd, 2016. It replaces the previous ISO/TS 16949 and sets forth the requirements for a QMS used by an organization within the automotive industry. Meant to be used with ISO 9001:2015, it supplements the requirements for a stand-alone QMS, customizing the standard to the specifics of the automotive industry.
IATF 16949:2016 blends various standards from across the United States and Europe. It outlines best practices for the design, development, manufacture, installation, and service of automotive products. This international measure of quality is the gold standard for any company to develop a system for ensuring improvement and customer satisfaction.
“This is a great accomplishment for our employees and the company as a whole. It is a step in the right direction as we position ourselves as industry leaders. Our customers will see the benefits of this certification with improved quality, service and overall value.” Said Mr. Puneet Wadhwa, Thermtrol Vice President – Global Quality.