The validity of all certificates issued according to ISO/TS 16949:2009 expires on September 14, 2018.
(The September 14, 2018 deadline means that new certificates must be issued by this date, i.e. audits must be conducted in good time prior to this deadline).
The transition period for IATF 16949:2016 is designated in such a manner, to ensure that starting January 2017 all the audits can be carried out according to a new standard. Starting October 2017 all the audits MUST be carried out according to a new standard (irrespective of whether the scheduled audit according to the old standard has been in a surveillance or recertification status), (in compliance with the TRANSITION STRATEGY ISO/TS 16949 => IATF 16949 document, publicly available www.iatfglobaloversight.org) within the scope of the recertification audit. New certificates according to IATF 16949:2016 will be then issued for the new 3-year period.
IATF 16949 Certification
IATF 16949, a technical specification for automotive sector, is globally recognized by car manufacturers. IATF 16949 is applicable to production sites of car parts manufacturers for passenger cars, lorries, buses and motorcycles. The primary objective of this technical specification is the emphasis on continuous improvement, prevention of defects, reduction of variability and losses in the supply chain with the support of a developed process approach. ISO 9001, IATF rules, including the approved interpretations and specific customer requirements set out a framework for technical specification IATF 16949 (more information available at www.iatfglobaloversight.org). In IATF 16949 certification, TÜV NORD is supervised by the German VDA-WMC office (www.vda-qmc.de). A stand-alone certificate is issued after the certification audit has been completed to confirm the compliance of the organization with all the ISO 9001 requirements and its applicable mandatory obligations. A stand-alone certificate is issued after the certification audit has been completed to confirm the compliance with all the IATF 16949 requirements and the organization is entered into the global database of organizations certified according to IATF 16949.