The automotive industry is a very competitive yet rewarding area in business. With the need to ensure that automotive products are produced in the most effective and efficient manner, related systems needs to be in place to control the processes. Certification to ISO/TS 16949:2009 (Quality Management Systems – Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2000 for Automotive Production and Relevant Service Part Organization) is the current benchmark in the industry to demonstrate this commitment.
ELNA PCB (M) Sdn. Bhd., a manufacturer of single-sided, double-sided and multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) located in Prai, Penang added another milestone to their long list of achievements by being certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 recently by DQS.
The journey for the ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification with DQS started with a meeting in the 1st quarter of 2007 where the certification scheme and the related Rules (2nd Edition) for achieving IATF Recognition to ISO/TS 16949:2009 were clarified.
System Analysis (Stage 1 Audit) was then conducted to assess the readiness of the organization for System Assessment (Stage 2 Audit) and also to review the linkages to remote locations in the scope of the certification.
System Assessment (Stage 2 Audit) started with the assessment of the remote location in ELNA Co. Ltd. in Shiga , Japan to assess processes that are remotely supported there before the site assessment in ELNA PCB (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Apart from the value-added input from the audit team on areas for improvement that can be considered, recommendation for certification was done in view of the objective evidence of compliance with the ISO/TS 16949:2009 requirements and the related Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) gathered by the DQS ISO/TS 16949:2009 audit team from the assessment and post assessment process.
Congratulations to ELNA PCB (M) Sdn. Bhd. on your new achievement. The commitment, dedication and cooperation of the management and staff at ELNA PCB (M) Sdn. Bhd. and ELNA Co. Ltd. had been acknowledged with the ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification.