worldwide in 2023
worldwide in 2023
valid IATF 16949
The Quality Management Centre (QMC) in German Association of the Automotive Industry e.V. (VDA) is dedicated to the development of methods and systems of quality management systems for the automotive industry.
The automotive industry is subject to constant change. It is therefore one of the unique challenges of the VDA QMC to ensure that qualification measures, methods and courses are continuously aligned with the latest technologies and developments.
This relevance for the current state of affairs is always ensured through guidance from the highest body in German automotive quality, the QM Committee, chaired by Mr. Peter Wolf (BMW Group).
All car manufacturers producing in Germany as well as a representative selection of automotive suppliers are represented in this committee.
Since 2001, the Quality Management Centre (VDA QMC) has been imparting sound know-how to companies and employees in the automotive industry with its training and advanced training department – ranging from basic qualifications to QM methods to expertise in audits.
Here is what sets us apart:
The VDA QMC has developed a set of rules for auditing and certifying the manufacturers and distributors of AdBlue® and coordinates all auditing activities relating to AdBlue® worldwide on this basis.
The VDA 6.X standards were developed by the VDA QMC for organizations in the automotive industry that have serial production of parts, offer services in or for the automotive industry, or manufacture production equipment.
Car wash facilities
The guideline "Car Washes - Criteria for VDA-Compliant Car Washes" was primarily developed to prevent damage. By fulfilling the requirements, a VDA seal can be obtained on application.
The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) is an international “ad hoc” group consisting of National Automotive Industry Associations and globally operating automotive manufacturers. The member organizations represent the interests of the automotive industry with the objective of developing and continuously improving a common Quality Management System Standard and the associated certification scheme.
The VDA QMC not only represents the interests of the German automotive industry in the IATF, but also acts as one of the five IATF Oversight Offices, which are responsible for the administrative and operational control of the entire IATF certification scheme. These five IATF Oversight Offices act collectively as IATF Global Oversight.Learn more about the IATF
In 2005, Automotive SPICE® was published for the first time by the “Automotive Special Interest Group”. In the meantime, the current version 3.1 of this standard has been established worldwide and is used by leading OEMs and suppliers to evaluate the development processes of software-based systems in and around the vehicle. The name “SPICE” stands for “Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination”.
Automotive SPICE® basiert auf der ISO/IEC 330xx Normenreihe und ist zu dessen Basisnormen konform. Automotive SPICE® is based on the ISO/IEC 330xx series of standards and conforms to its basic standards.
Automotive SPICE® has defined its own Process Reference Model (PRM) and Process Assessment Model (PAM) based on the latest version of the ISO/IEC 330xx series. These models describe the processes as well as indicators for the uniform assessment of these processes.