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GKD receives IATF 16949 certification for first-class quality standards
GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative metal mesh and filter solutions, announces the successful certification according to IATF 16949 for the Düren site. The certification confirms GKD’s commitment to the highest quality standards in the automotive industry and its recognition as an excellent automotive supplier. It also offers great added value for numerous other industries.
IATF 16949 is a globally recognized quality standard that was developed specifically for the automotive industry. It is based on DIN EN ISO 9001 and serves to ensure high standards in quality management, product safety and process control. It focuses on the optimization of customer relationships, risk management and emergency planning, change and warranty management as well as the management of sub-tier suppliers.
The IATF 16949 certification highlights GKD’s ability to establish and meet high quality standards in various and particularly demanding industries – in addition to the automotive industry, for example, in the aerospace, medical technology, energy and food industries. This increases confidence in GKD products, boosts productivity and improves the supply chain for a wide range of applications.
„GKD is proud to have achieved IATF 16949 certification for the entire Düren site. It demonstrates our commitment to manufacturing high-quality products for all industries and contributes to the continuous improvement of our processes. The certification shows our customers that they can rely 100 percent on our products and services“, says Dr. Daniel Holstein, Chief Technology & Operations Officer at GKD.
The IATF 16949 certification is another milestone for the GKD site in Düren and underlines its competitiveness in the automotive supply industry and other complex industries. The certification strengthens the company’s position as a reliable partner for manufacturers and suppliers.