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These are the current certificates for the IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 quality system standards managed by Darcoid and independently audited.

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Darcoid achieved certification to the IATF 16949:2016 standard in April 2021, which it maintains alongside its ISO 9001:2015 certification. Darcoid was an early adopter of the ISO standard. We were quick to realize the benefits of following what has now become a widely adopted standard which places such a strong emphasis on process conformity and continuous improvement.


IATF 16949 is the Technical Specification for quality management systems developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) with the objective of improving the quality capability and the entire certification process throughout the automotive supply chain. The focus lies not on the discovery, but on the avoidance of errors. 

Benefits of a quality management system according to IATF 16949:2016

  • Improved quality  
  • Improved on-time delivery  
  • Emphasis on supplier quality improvement  
  • Reduced variation  
  • Increased efficiency  
  • Reduced waste 


IATF 16949 is based on the process-oriented ISO 9001, which places a great emphasis on controlling the process to ensure the results are always conforming, whether it is manufacturing, order entry, auditing, or any other functions of the company’s quality management system. To customers, employees, investors and the general public, implementation and certification of an integrated quality management system demonstrates the continuous improvement of an organization’s performance in the areas of quality, environmental protection and workplace safety.