IATF 16949:2016 Supervisory Audit

VD MAIS has successfully passed an external supervisory audit (inspection control) for compliance to new standard IATF 16949:2016, which is used to certify the quality management systems of enterprises involved in supply chains in automotive industry.


IATF 16949:2016 standard supersedes and replaces the previous ISO/TS 16949 standard, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry.

The new standard is still a quality management standard particular to automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as required by the OEM. All IATF subscribing OEMs such as Ford, GM, BMW, Renault, and Peugeot, require all their suppliers to comply with and be certified to ISO/TS 16949 and now to IATF 16949.

In 2017 VD MAIS became the first (and the only) company in Ukraine that had quality management system certified according to the latest international standard for automotive industry.

Successful passing of the supervisory audit guarantees an independent confirmation of the compliance of the company’s quality management system with international standards, and also testifies to the continuous development and improvement of the management system, which affects the improvement of the quality of products or services rendered.


It is also worth reminding that after a series of certification audits that took place this spring VD MAIS has renewed the certificates of its quality management system conformity to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 13485.

In particular, to replace the certificate ISO 9001:2008 (received on April 15, 2014, expired on April 14, 2017), certifying the compliance of the company’s quality management system to ISO standards, ISO 9001:2015 (received 15.04.2017, valid until 14.04.2020) was obtained with an emphasis on strategic development, risk management and sustainable development of the enterprise.

In addition to the “environmental” ISO 14001:2004 certificate (received on May 04, 2016, valid until September 14, 2018), new ISO 14001:2015 certificate (received on 05/04/2017, valid until 15/04/2019) was obtained, certifying that the firm’s QMS meets the requirements of the updated standard.

Firm’s ISO 13485:2003 certificate (received on September 27, 2016, valid until September 26, 2013) has been also updated in accordance with new edition of the standard. A new ISO 13485:2016 certificate (valid until 26.09.2020) of the quality management system for manufacturers of medical products and their components has been received.

The ScientificandProduction 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 AustriaTrainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH from Vienna, Austria.

vd-mais-professional-distributorFor details contact Manufacturing Department of VD MAIS – the largest Ukrainian EMS-provider.