Neida Products (Engineering) Ltd, a contract manufacturer of precision turned and milled components, have secured accreditation to International Automotive Task Force 16949:2016 (IATF16949:2016) at their Isle of Wight manufacturing base.
This newly revised accreditation will cancel and replace the current TS16949 certification, which the plant at Golden Hill, Freshwater has held since 2004.
The transition to IATF has coincided with a recent £2,000,000 of investment in new technology, which Neida believes will help to further boost its increasing business with the automotive sector.
Simon Fisher, general manager of the site, said:
“We are pleased to announce that we have been approved for registration to the new IATF standard. The goal for IATF16949:2016 is to emphasize defect prevention, provide continuous improvement and reduce waste and disparity in the supply chain.
“Our transition gap analysis and the amendments to the procedures manual was highly praised by the auditor and has made our processes much more efficient.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support and hard work in achieving his registration, in particularly our quality department whose work to bring the procedures and systems into line with the new standard have not gone unnoticed”.
David Brown, Commercial Director of Neida, said:
“The new IATF standard provides guidance for companies who want to ensure that their business and products meet their customer’ demands. This combined with our recent re-accreditation to ISO9001:2015 at our Head Office will give our customers confidence that Neida can satisfy their quality requirements, regardless of complexity”.