IATF 16949 Standard by Polyram
Polyram strives to be at the cutting edge of advances in standardization and regulatory compliance. Our customers for Bondyram®, for irrigation and water sector materials and for other industries, all benefit from the fact that we serve the automotive industry and thus adhere to strict standards.
Our approach to regulatory compliance is one of proactivity. We initiate our certification updates, making sure we are always in a leading regulatory position.
Highlights from our regulatory compliance activity:
- Polyram is certified according to the latest new IATF 16949 Automotive standard
- We work with 7 organizations regarding potable water regulation compliance
- Polyram provides diverse compliance confirmation for its products
- UL 94 flammability testing and glow wire test
- Food compliance regulation
IATF 16949 Standard
In May 2017, Polyram upgraded its automotive certification to the new IATF 16949:2016 standard.
The transition process to IATF 16949: 2016 has been completed at Polyram, and more than a year before the September 2018 deadline published by the IATF.
Polyram is one of the first manufacturers worldwide to achieve this upgrade.
In its website, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) explains that the IATF16949: 2016 standard was created “with the aim of harmonizing the different assessment and certification systems worldwide in the supply chain for the automotive sector”.
The ISO/TS 16949 standard exists since 1999 and has become one of the most widely used international standards in the automotive industry. It has been updated in 2002, 2009 and most recently in 2016.
The 2016 revision is the first to be referred to as IATF 16949 and contains a strong customer orientation.
The new standard was created following feedback from certification bodies (such as ISO), auditors, suppliers and OEMs. The continued alignment with ISO 9001 is thus ensured.
The new standard includes a common set of techniques and methods for common product and process development for automotive manufacturing worldwide, and defines the requirements of a quality management system (in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015) for organizations manufacturing for and in the automotive industry.
IATF 16949 is designed to align with top standard quality systems but also with the specific and strict demands of various customers in the automotive industry.
A special emphasis has been put on quality management targeting defect detection, thus reducing the risk of product or service failure in automotive production.
The intent behind the 2016 revision is to focus on design control elements to ensure the standard incorporates more complex supply chains while adhering to customer requirements of quality and supporting sustainable development.
The IATF 16949 standard aligns with the ten clauses of ISO 9001: 2015 and the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach as well as risk-mitigation-thinking of the new high level structure.
Various areas of product development and production have been addressed, including: risk based analysis, customer requirement integration, auditor competency, product safety, manufacturing feasibility, warranty management, support and contingency planning, embedded software development and training opportunities.
Polyram has completed the recommended process of familiarizing itself with the new standard, conducting a gap analysis and creating an implementation plan to achieve the new certification, including required training, KPIs, documentation and evidence submission.
In accordance with IATF 16949: 2016, we have set to ensure the highest quality of production, monitoring and service, efficiently and effectively within the natural structure of the organization.
IATF 16949: 2016 certification is mandatory in the automotive industry and Polyram, who wishes to continue working with this industry has taken the transition challenge seriously, achieving early certification.
We invite you to check our list of IATF 16949 complaint products at http://www.polyram-group.com/search Use the “Certifications”
Summary – Advanced Standardization Always
As part of our proactive approach to certification, born form our wish to support our clients and to provide top notch manufacturing services, Polyram ensures that its regulatory department is always up to date on the latest standards and that it efficiently leads the cross organizational effort to comply with as many regulations as possible and ensure the highest quality of both our organizational infrastructure and our products.