Volburg Weighs in on Transition to From ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF Successor

New standard includes beneficial emphasis on risk mitigation, manufacturing feasibility assessments, product safety, and more, Volburg Ltd. reports

Building safe, reliable automotive parts takes rigorous engineering, strategically designed processes, and uncompromising quality management. As an ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified organization, Volburg Ltd. brings to the field of automotive parts production the same capabilities that have made it a leader in electronic manufacturing services industry since its 1996 founding.

With a transition to the newer, superseding IATF 16949:2016 standard now underway, Volburg is committed to remaining at the cutting edge of automotive production quality management. Automotive industry clients worldwide can count on Volburg to deliver the same kinds of quality, expertise, and value-added services that have made it a preferred partner for so long.

"Effective, informed, improvement-oriented quality management is an absolute requirement in the automotive parts production industry," said Volburg representative Olga Malkiela. "The ISO/TS 16949:2009 standard proved to be a real boon for companies that are deeply committed to not just maintaining the highest possible quality but constantly finding ways of improving. With IATF 16949:2016 now the prevailing standard since September, we expect even more fruitful and productive results. While still being based on ISO 9001 like its predecessor, IATF 16949 includes some important additions that we at Volburg have long seen the value of in our own work."

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 family of standards describes a wide range of quality management systems and processes that have been designed to enable stronger, more reliable relationships among suppliers and their customers worldwide. The 2015 version of the ISO 9001 standard covers concrete quality management details that can be audited by third parties for the purposes of certification. Many globally oriented manufacturers and other businesses today in a huge range of industries seek and maintain ISO 9001 certification in order to attract, inspire confidence in, and better serve their customers.

The ISO/TS 16949 standard was developed to create an ISO 9001-based system tuned to the distinctive realities of the automotive industry. Certification for compliance with ISO/TS 16949 signals that a parts manufacturer or other automotive company implements a wide range of well established quality management best practices and processes.

In 2016, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) endorsed a successor to ISO/TS 16949:2009 in the form of the first version of the new IATF 16949 standard. Still based upon the most recent edition of ISO 9001, IATF 16949:2016 goes beyond its predecessor by adding new standards governing risk mitigation, common automotive industry practices, product safety, manufacturing feasibility assessments, auditing by first and second parties, and other important issues.

As one of the world's leading electronic design and manufacturing service companies, Volburg is committed to adhering to the most exacting standards of all kinds. More information about how Volburg consistently serves automotive industry clients at the highest possible level is available at the company's website.

About Volburg Ltd.:

With an industry-leading first-pass acceptance testing rate of 99.5 percent, ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified Volburg Ltd. is one of the world's top electronic manufacturing service companies.

Contact Info:
Name: Olga Malkiela
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Organization: Volburg Ltd.
Address: 2 Meza Street, Salaspils, LV-2169, Latvia
Phone: +371 675 197 80
Website: http://www.volburg.lv/

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