Polycomp successfully passed the transition audit to IATF 16949:2016. It confirms that the company’s quality assurance system complies with the high requirements of the automotive industry. The new standard follows the previous ISO/TS 16949 and is recognised by the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.
Inge de Weert, Quality Manager at Polycomp, states: “At Polycomp we all take automotive quality very seriously, and have a long-term commitment to continuously strengthen our customer satisfaction and implement improvements in our processes. This certification recognizes the results of this commitment and encourages us to continue with our quality efforts for the benefit of our customers.
The new IATF 16949 standard was issued in October, 2016. The new standard has adopted the ISO 9001:2015 standard as its base model and added additional requirements to create a new, higher level commitment to the Quality Management System (QMS). The IATF 16949 compiles 11 sections detailing the requirements for a qualifying QMS, including amongst others leadership, support, and improvement.
Polycomp, specialised in the development and production of high performance rubber compounds, is the only European compounder who has the IATF 16949 certificate.