Manufacturing for the automotive industry is quite complex. There can be absolutely no compromise in quality, safety, production, and risk management as people entrust their lives every time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Even the best suppliers in the automotive industry understand that the tiniest of details are important in order to manufacture top quality automobiles. Regulators, manufacturers, and engineers also understand this, which is why the IATF certification came to be.
At Midwest Rubber Company, we are committed to ensuring that all of our products are made of the highest quality. We are aware that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and even our Tier 1 and 2 clients need to be able to have full confidence and trust in our products. This recent certification is our way of assuring that top quality and dedication.
Attaining IATF Certification Standards
The International Automotive Task Force is the dominant automotive standards regulator in the world. The IATF certification, first developed in 1999, is the global industry standard for automotive manufacturing.
This new certification replaces the IOS/TS 16949 as the primary indicator of a manufacturer’s compliance with best industry practices. From its creation in October 2016, IATF 16949 supersedes IOS/TS 16949 and defines the essentials of a Quality Management System for automotive manufacturers.
The certification stipulates high quality requirements for automotive manufacturers and is the result of a comprehensive review process of what the best standards in the industry should be.
Needless to say, the mark for obtaining and renewing IATF certification is quite high. In order to retain the certification, automotive suppliers must demonstrate their ability to maintain reliable industrial processes to the full satisfaction of the IATF. They must define their quality policy, objectives, and manual, while also implementing best processes and procedures that produce the highest of quality products every time.
Receiving the IATF certification is a stamp of confidence and aptly demonstrates the reliability and maturity of an automotive supplier.
We are Equipped to Serve You Better
Midwest Rubber Company has always been committed to delivering reliable and high-quality products to our clients. Our company was built on the principle that our clients come first and this new certification is just one of the many measures we take to show that.
Having a long history of helping our clients solve their manufacturing problems in novel ways, we’ve created our unique dip molding and dip coating processes along with developing industry leading solutions, such as the winter windshield wiper hood, to help our clients solve their specific problems.
If you need a custom solution to a unique problem, Midwest Rubber is here to help. Our talented team has had great success with finding innovative solutions that not only solve the immediate problem but also have long-term benefits to the entire business. Contact us today, and let’s see what our engineers can do for you