MEDINA, OH — Automation Tool & Die was audited by SAI Global to achieve IATF 16949 certification last year. Since then, results show ATD has made strides in improving customer relations, profitability and its manufacturing processes.

ATD has improved its understanding of all operations from a customer point of view, since adopting the certification in July 2017. Further, it has established a foundation identifying continual improvement activities with more discipline, resulting in expanded value-added services, full toolroom support and shipping that’s improved part quality, according to SAI Global.

Additionally, ATD has cut costs and boosted profitability: Gross profit rose 4% 2017-2018; while sales rose about 7%.

The certification aligns with ATD’s commitment to be innovative, best in class and on board with industry changes, according to ATD Quality Assurance Manager Dan Carter.

The IATF 16949 standard was set by the International Automotive Task Force to redefine quality management system parameters. It replaced the previous ISO/TS 16949 specification.

For more information regarding the IATF 16949 standard and how ATD has used it to continue to excel in the industry, click here.