Based on the DIN ISO 9001 certification, the S&W quality management system was changed in 2005 to DIN ISO/TS 16949, and certifed successfully. This certification is checked and renewed regularly by the Technical Control Board.

The objective of using the DIN ISO/TS 16949 as our standard is to improve the system and process quality constantly so that we can achieve improvements everywhere. This includes higher customer satisfaction rates and an earlier identification of errors and risks in the production cycle and the delivery chain. This enables us both to eliminate the root causes of any issues and to and also check the effectiveness of the measures taken to correct or avoid any errors . Avoiding errors instead of having to correct them is a key objective.

DIN ISO/TS 16494 Cerftication

The ISO 9000 family of standards are related to quality management systems and designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders.[1] The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and available through National standards bodies while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements. ISO 9000 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems,[2] including the eight management principles[3][2] on which the family of standards is based. ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard have to fulfill.[4]
Third party certification bodies provide independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 9001. Over a million organizations worldwide[5] are independently certified, making ISO 9001 one of the most widely used management tools in the world today. Despite widespread use, however, the ISO certification process has been criticized[6][7] as being wasteful and not being useful for all organizations


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