Sanmina Achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification for Automotive Manufacturing in Chennai

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  • The certification ensures that automotive manufacturers have a quality management system
  • The facility at Chennai comes with product quality planning and failure mode and effects analysis
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Manufacturing solutions company Sanmina has achieved the IATF 16949:2016 certification at its manufacturing facility in Chennai. The certification combined with the facility’s domestic tariff area status in a special economic zone will allow the company to manufacture and deliver automotive products for both domestic and export markets without additional customs duty.

Roger Bailey, vice president of the automotive business segment at Sanmina, said, “Achieving the IATF 16949:2016 certification reflects our commitment to customer satisfaction and that we are thriving to always meet or exceed their expectations for consistent, high-quality automotive products and services. The certification, combined with domestic tariff area status, enables us to contribute to India’s growth as part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”

Quality management system

The IATF 16949:2016 certification ensures that automotive manufacturers have a quality management system that provides for continuous improvement, emphasising defect prevention and reduction of waste in the supply chain. The quality management system at the Chennai facility includes a documented program plan that has defined objectives and methods for continuous improvement, defect prevention, customer quality and satisfaction.

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It also has advanced product quality planning and failure mode and effects analysis. The system also comes with statistical process control, measurement systems analysis and production part approval process.

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