IATF/UKAS Accreditation

IATF/UKAS Accreditation

United Registrar of Systems selected the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as their accreditation agency as the UKAS logo (Tick and Crown), is a truly respected and internationally known mark.
There are a number of accreditation agencies throughout the world. UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), is one of them. However, UKAS was the first such body formed to regulate certification bodies and registrars, such as United Registrar of Systems Ltd.
Consequently, UKAS has a great deal of experience in the method and practises for regulatory work, they have been a "prime-mover" in the setting of the codes of practice for the correct operation and monitoring of registrars. In addition, they have assisted other accreditation agencies in formulating their method and controls.


The IATF is an "ad hoc" group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. Specifically, the purposes for which the IATF was established are:

1. To develop a consensus regarding international fundamental quality system requirements, primarily for the participating companies’ direct suppliers of production materials, product or service parts or finishing services (e.g. heat treating, painting and plating). These requirements will also be available for other interested parties in the automotive industry.
2. To develop policies and procedures for the common IATF third party registration scheme to ensure consistency worldwide.
3. To provide appropriate training to support ISO/TS 16949 requirements and the IATF registration scheme.
4. To establish formal liaisons with appropriate bodies to support IATF objectives.

IATF members include the following vehicle manufacturers: BMW Group, Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, Fiat Group Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation (including Opel Vauxhall), PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Volkswagen AG and the vehicle manufacturers respective trade associations - AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.) and VDA (Germany).

United Registrar of Systems Limited are accredited by SMMT to certify automotive suppliers to ISO/TS16949