ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) Audit

Since 2000, TopQM-Systems has been conducting ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audits in the automotive supplier industry on a global scale. The purpose of an ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audit is to verify that processes are robust, are compliant with automotive standards and that system sequences are effective.

Our experienced and practice-oriented auditor team is ready to serve you anywhere in the world. We will prepare your ISO 16949 (IATF 16949) system audit in detail on the basis of a process analysis. At a kick-off meeting, we will establish deadlines and the audit plan with you. We will take care of the information for the areas being audited. Coordination is carried out flexibly on the day of the audit with an opening and follow-up meeting, along with prompt feedback sent to the audit participants. In the audit report, we will clearly document potentials and recognized critical elements based on the audit evidence and the underlying requirement. The audit report will be supplemented by recommendations for action that are drawn from the wealth of experience of our auditors. Our TopQM philosophy guarantees you that the conduct of our auditors will be the picture of decency and loyalty.

Whom do we offer our ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audits for?

For automotive suppliers with series production, i.e. OEM, tier 1, tier 2, companies that need to reorganize their ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) management system, and suppliers with a QM system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 that want to assess whether their processes are suitable for the automotive industry.

What is the goal of an ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audit?

As a customer, you will receive:

  • an unbiased perspective of your process flows
  • information on discovered interfaces/interactions and risks
  • insight into deviations from the basis for the audit and customer requirements
  • best practice recommendations for your continuous improvement
  • preparation for an external audit with decision-related consequences (certification audit, customer audit, etc.)
  • a GAP analysis as the basis for a decision on whether to introduce ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949)


NEWS ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949)!

Current information on the new ISO TS 16949:2016 (IATF 16949:2016)

The release of the new ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949) is in progress. It is currently in the validation phase, which is expected to be completed by October 2016. We are expecting further information from IATF in October/November, which we will of course provide to you as soon as possible.  



What is the background for the revisions?
The ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949)  standard is being adapted to the new ISO 9001:2015, particularly as it pertains to High Level Structure. New key aspects of various topics will be included, such as warranty, software, security-critical components, traceability, etc., as well as CIP processes from previous audits, deviations, and witness audits. There will be direct references to Q-methods and tools from the automotive industry, as well as the identification of common customer requirements through IATF.

Transition audit for the new ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949)

Upon conclusion of the transition audit, the organization will receive a new certificate. The new three-year cycle begins with the issuance of the certificate. A new audit cycle begins upon conclusion of the transition audit.

Further information can be found at

Here you will find the PDF version of the full presentation

We will gladly support you with implementation and adaptation to the new ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949) through:
•    Consulting on the introduction of the ISO system  
•    Conducting internal audits
•    Conducting process analyses for the implementation of ISO TS requirements
•    Supplier management

Contact us here! We look forward to your inquiry.


TopQM-Systems project examples of ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audits

Annual ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audit of all machining company locations (450 employees in the EU)
ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) GAP analysis of the interior leather industry (15 employees in the EU)
Annually recurring internal auditing according to ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) of a plastic-processing company (110 employees in the EU)
Annually recurring internal auditing according to ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) of a chemical industry company (120 employees in the EU)
ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) audit of interior electronic components (100 employees in the EU)
GAP analysis for the purpose of restructuring in punching/bending production (230 employees in the EU)
ISO/TS 16949 (IATF 16949) supplier system audit at 3 transmission manufacturing locations (in Asia, Europe, and the USA)
... and many other companies in the automotive industry.

Your benefits with TopQM Systems:

  • Many years of auditing experience
  • Global auditor network (multilingual)
  • Audits conducted in a way that is clear and simple
  • System adjusted for the size of the company
  • Logical and understandable audit documentation

Do you need assistance in carrying out your audit? Then click here to contact us. We look forward to your inquiry.