TÜV SÜD Management Service is one of the world's largest Management Systems Registrars, providing ISO 9001, QS-9000, TS/16949, TE Supplement, and 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification globally. With hundreds of full-time auditing staff located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, TÜV SÜD services thousands of customers in multiple industries.
An ISO 9001 quality management system has the potential to make your organization more cost effective and efficient, providing your customers consistent quality products. In addition, ISO can arm you with a powerful competitive tool to help your business grow and prosper. Quite simply, compliance with ISO 9000 standards sends a very strong message to your customers: Your company takes quality seriously. Adding ISO 9001 to a TÜV SÜD certified consumer product line tells your customers that product recalls, poor quality, poor vendor relations, and litigation are far less likely because there are systems and independent checkpoints in place to assure quality and safety.
ISO 9000, originally published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization, is a generic quality system standard that specifies, in very broad terms, the necessary components of a quality management system. Rather than being specific to any one industry, ISO 9001 details the basic requirements of the quality function for all industries. ISO 9001 gives you the tools to grow a better business through continuous improvement and refined processes. Today more than 500,000 businesses have achieved ISO 9001 certification throughout the world, making it by far the most recognized symbol for quality in the global marketplace.
Provides diverse organizations a framework for managing and continually improving their environmental programs. In utilizing ISO 14001, companies can now merge environmental programs into one coherent system to efficiently manage all environmental activities.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized environmental management system conformance standard. Very similar in structure to the ISO 9000 quality management system standard, ISO 14001 outlines key requirements to which companies should comply in order to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
The Tooling and Equipment (TE) Supplement is an extension of the QS-9000 Quality Management System requirements, applying to all Tooling and Equipment manufacturers that supply the Big Three Automotive manufacturers. Originally released in July 1996, the TE Supplement replaces different company-specific tooling and equipment requirements, bringing the industry consistency through one set of requirements. The second edition was issued in June 1998.
The TE Supplement applies to your company if you are a manufacturer of machinery or machinery components that supply the Big Three Automotive manufacturers. The TE Supplement defines machinery as tooling and equipment used to perform processes such as assembly, balancing, casting, deburring, forging, forming, gaging, heat treating, machining, material handling, measuring, molding, packaging, painting, plating, robotics, stamping, washing, welding, etc.