ISO / TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification which aligns existing US, German, French and Italian automotive quality systems standards with the aim of eliminating the need for multiple certifications to satisfy customer requirements. ISO / TS 16949 details the management system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.

Kees Reijnen, General Manager Transport, Gurit, comments: “This milestone demonstrates that we have transferred the supply of composite components to automotive OEMs from a skilled art into an industrial process. Gurit now provides a transparent and robust process.”

Gurit recently announced it had secured a parts supply contract for automotive body panels with an existing customer, running from 2012 through to 2016.