New Certification Opens Doors For Opportunities
On February 23rd, 2018, our transition to the IATF 16949 Quality Management System Certification succeeded. Our lead auditor, Bob Wallace, from our external certification body, commended Lincoln Industries for our culture of people helping people.
This certification is a brand-new revision with an automotive focus that is required by several customers. There were various risks based assessments required through the auditing process, including engineering specification and documentation of processes and how to report them.
Obtaining IATF 16949 certification allows us to work closely with premium brands as they require this certification to bid on jobs. Lincoln Industries was allotted two years to become compliant with the IATF 16949 requirements and have made immense improvements throughout the company since.
“Of the companies who applied for the new standards of IATF 16949, only 30 percent were granted certification. We are proud that we had such a successful conversion to the IATF requirements,” says Audit Coordinator Josh Hinman. “The requirements focus on continual improvement and in doing so, protecting our customers.”
Lincoln Industries has made a successful transition, furthering our commitment to quality in everything we do.