We keep turning the wheel of continuous quality improvement as we take a major leap forward by upgrading from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016.
“This is a big achievement for ourselves but also for our customers and our future growth and development” says COO of MAST, Ole Jensen Bang.

Meneta Advanced Shims Technology A/S and Meneta Danmark ApS are the first Danish companies to be nominated by Bureau Veritas for IATF 16949 certification. The implementation will enhance our active use of core quality tools such as FMEA, SPC, MSA and APQP.

Quality engineer Klaus Hansen – in picture below – was the primary responsible for setting up our new quality control system. He ensured a smooth transition as the new system was well received by all our colleagues. We have now moved away from paper-based quality documentation to a digital document management system. And in addition, our electronic IPW Handbook holds many options for further integration to uphold knowledge in the company.

The IATF 16949:2016 standard is based on ISO 9001:2015 requirements and specifies these requirements for automotive industry. IATF 16949 was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the ISO technical committee. This technical specification combines all previous national automotive quality standards such as QS-9000, VDA 6.1, EAQF 94 and AVSQ – thus harmonizing quality management system requirements at a global scale. Focus is placed on management system enhancement in terms of continuous improvement, risk analysis and prevention and leadership commitment. The new standard recognizes that the automotive industry actors need to adapt continuously to a dynamic environment which requires efficiency and adaptability.

We expect to be certified under the new standard in September and thus ensure a successful transition well before the deadline.