The IATF is an “ad hoc” group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. Specifically, the purposes for which the IATF was established are:
- To develop a consensus regarding international fundamental quality system requirements, primarily for the participating companies’ direct suppliers of production materials, product or service parts or finishing services (e.g. heat treating, painting and plating). These requirements will also be available for other interested parties in the automotive industry.
- To develop policies and procedures for the common IATF third party registration scheme to ensure consistency worldwide.
- To provide appropriate training to support IATF 16949 requirements and the IATF registration scheme.
- To establish formal liaisons with appropriate bodies to support IATF objectives.
IATF members include the following vehicle manufacturers: BMW Group, Daimler AG, FCA, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Limited, Groupe PSA, Groupe Renault, Volkswagen AG and the vehicle manufacturers respective trade associations – AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.) and VDA QMC (Germany).