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Parker Awarded the Esteemed IATF Certification 16949:2016


IATF 16949:2016 Certification

We are pleased to announce that Parker Low Pressure Connector Europe Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded the new International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949:2016 certification.

A Worldwide Recognized Certification

The Division is once again demonstrating its ambition to be the reference partner in high-demand markets.

This globally recognized certification indicates that Parker LPCE has achieved a very high level in terms of quality performance, system capability, warranty requirement and customer satisfaction.


The Scope of this New Standard

The global automotive and transportation industry faces significant challenges, including rapid growth of emerging markets and the need to improve performance and reliability while ensuring the best cost-effectiveness. In response to these challenges, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has published the new IATF standard 16949:2016.

This new international standard describes the requirements for quality management systems for organizations working in the production, service and / or accessory parts of the automotive and transport industry.

As IATF points out, this new international standard aims to develop a quality management system designed to:

  • Provide continuous improvement,

  • Highlight the prevention of failures,

  • Include requirements and tools specific to the automotive sector,

  • Promote the decrease in variation and waste within the supply chain.

The new IATF 169491:2016 replaces ISO / TS 16949: 2009. This new normative reference is based on the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015, supplemented by the demands of the automotive industry. This new framework strengthens the management system in terms of continuous improvement, risk analysis prevention and leadership.

Note that since October 2017, it is mandatory to transition to this new standard IATF 16949:2016.


A Significant benefit for Customers

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The LPCE Division has reinforced its quality management demands in order to meet the following criteria within the scope of this certification:

  • Product safety concepts

  • Ethical responsibility of the company

  • Inclusion of specific customer requirements

  • Production management

  • Supplier management

  • Audits

This certification has an additional value because our Division is one of the first French companies to have obtained it.

The LPCE Division confirms the performance of the company's management system, and is a guarantee for the major players of the automotive and transportation industry an assurance in the continuity and reliability of its systems and products.

For more information, please contact our dedicated transportation team.


Download our certificate of compliance IATF 16949:2016
Learn more about this standard
For more information on LPCE products, download our transport brochure
Visit our website to discover more on our products


Laurent OrcibalArticle contributed by Laurent Orcibal, ebusiness manager,  Low Pressure Connector  Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.





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