KuibyshevAzot certified its quality system under a new standard – IATF 16949:2016 |
IATF 16949:2016 standard developed by International Automotive Task Force instead of ISO/TS 16949, which was applied in motor industry since 1999, came in force in October 2016.
All automotive industry suppliers had just one year for a transition. However, it is understood that the standard’s objective has not change – the focus of attention is still continuous improvement of management system with the stress on defect prevention and loss reduction in all supply chains.
Last year KuibyshevAzot’s quality management system (QMS) for engineering and production of dipped tyre cord fabric passed a certification on compliance with ISO/TS 16949:2009 standard.
KuibyshevAzot PJSC actively cooperates with automotive companies by supplying them with the products, that is why during the last year the Company completed a great amount of work to prepare for implementation of the new standard IATF 16949:2016, which provides a strict benchmark on consumer’s demands.
Starting from August 2017, project implementation group has finalized the existing procedures and instructions to meet standard’s requirements. Managers and specialists were trained on the new requirements and practical implementation in QMS of KuibyshevAzot PJSC.
In the last days of June, an audit on compliance of QMS with the new IATF 16949:2016 standard with regard to engineering and production process of dipped tyre cord fabric was completed. United Registrar of Systems (URS) – international independent certification authority – was an auditor of the Company.
The actions of the personnel, readiness for abnormal situations, presence and availability of all necessary spare parts, raw materials and packaging materials were checked during the audit. Summing up the audit, URS specialists noted the high level of readiness of KuibyshevAzot PJSC to work under the new quality standard.
Introduction of IATF 16949:2016 at KuibyshevAzot PJSC, actively working both in internal and external markets, will allow to increase the production efficiency, as well as to continue systematical work on quality of the manufactured products, supplied to automobile industry. All these factors will have a positive effect on the Company’s image as of the reliable and progressive partner.