The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) is a working group set up by the major automotive OEM’s and their suppliers with the purpose of harmonizing QM methods and standards previously implemented at national level.
The IATF is an “ad hoc” group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to improve product quality for automotive customers worldwide.
The ISO/TS 16949 (technical specification) is an automotive industry QM standard, which was jointly developed by all IATF members and published together with the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). This technical specification is based on ISO 9001:2000.
The International Automotive Task Force consists of the following members:
1. OEM (automobile manufacturers)
2. National trade associations