SCHURTER AG in Lucerne successfully passed the certification audits according to the new IATF 16949:2016 automotive standard. This new standard of the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) demands the highest system and process quality standards of a company.
Certifications are the mark of distinction for a company. They recognize a defined quality level. The IATF 16949:2016 automotive standard represents one of the strictest and most demanding certifications.
SCHURTER approached this certification with the clear objective of further development of its own company. SCHURTER wishes to engage in continuous improvement in order to meet the steadily growing requirements of its customers now and in the future.
After scrupulous analyses, internal workflows were optimized. The documentation for all products and production processes was refined down to the most minute detail. Even management was included and held accountable. In the future, there will be a greater integration into all process and production phases.
The interdisciplinary and process-oriented aspects are gaining in importance. The goal is clearly defined: The reliability of the processes is being increased, allowing product quality to be maintained at a high and – very important – constant level. The aim is zero errors. A goal that requires a continuous optimization process.
Thus, this certification is not important just for automotive customers. It is important for all SCHURTER customers.
About IATF 16469
In October 2016, the new IATF 16949:2016 standard was published. The first edition of IATF 16949 replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009. The aim of the revised IATF 16949 standard is continuous improvement of the system and process quality of companies in the automotive industry. The continuous optimization process is intended to increase customer satisfaction, detect errors and risks in the production process and the supply chain, eliminate their causes and check the corrective actions and preventive measures taken for their effectiveness.