Recertification IATF 16949:2016 Audit

13.01.2021 |

VD MAIS has successfully passed a recertification IATF 16949:2016 audit, which is used to certify the QMS of enterprises involved in supply chains for automotive industry.

Ресертификационный аудит IATF 16949:2016

The industry standard IATF 16949:2016 replaced the international technical specification ISO/TS 16949:2009 ‘Quality management systems. Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 in the automotive industry and organizations that produce the corresponding spare parts.’

VD MAIS became in 2017 the very first Ukrainian enterprise to receive the certificate of compliance to the latest international standard for automotive industry. In 2018 and 2019, the firm passed successfully the first and the second supervisory audits (inspection control), as mandatory procedures for the certification of QMS (quality management systems) of enterprises.

The recertification audit is carried out three years after receiving the QMS conformity certificate and the procedure is similar to the certification audit. According to the well-established practice of certification three years is a considerable period for a QMS to face significant changes due to the development and change of business processes, arrival of new people, introduction of new technologies, therefore, recertification is essentially looks like full certification audit of the QMS to prove the compliance to the requirements of standards.

In December 2017, VD MAIS passed successfully a IATF 16949:2016 certification audit and received in April 2018 the certificate valid until April 5, 2021. After successfully passing the recertification audit, the certificate of compliance to IATF 16949:2016 standard will be extended. After issuing the new one, it will be available for review at the “Quality Policy” section of VD MAIS website.

It is also worth to admit that in the spring of 2020, after a series of external audits, VD MAIS updated its quality management system certificates of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 13485.

The Scientific–and–Production Firm VD MAIS pays paramount attention to the continuous improvement of the firm’s QMS. Compliance to the requirements of ISO standards correlates the market strategy of VD MAIS as a leading contract manufacturer of electronic products for various industries. Accredited bodies externally audited the firm’s QMS: DEKRA Certification GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany and its branch DEKRA Certification Sp.z.o., Wroclaw, Poland, and Quality Austria – Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH from Vienna, Austria.