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To enable uniformity in quality management systems for car manufacturers, service companies and their suppliers in the European and German automotive industry, the VDA 6.x series of standards was developed. It is based on the ISO 9001 standard and is therefore complementary to it.

Benefits of VDA 6.x certification

In addition to industry-specific proof of quality, compliance to the VDA standards delivers:

  • Improved access to key German and international markets
  • Increased confidence in your product/services
  • Optimized performance
  • Optimized processes

To demonstrate compliance, our automotive experts can audit your organization, the compliance of your products and services, against the required standards.

What are the VDA 6.x standards?

Today, the VDA 6 series includes three separate standards.

VDA 6.1 – Quality Management System Audit: Series Production

Designed for manufacturers of vehicles and vehicle parts, VDA 6.1 focuses on process-specific features in production. Based on a questionnaire, 120 questions, to evaluate your quality management system VDA 6.1 certification can easily be combined with ISO 9001, through the same certification audit.

VDA 6.2 – Quality Management System Audit: Services

Suitable for service companies in the automotive industry, VDA 6.2 defines the requirements for quality management systems in car dealerships, engineering offices, freight forwarders and similar. Organizations choosing VDA 6.2 may also use the same audit to achieve ISO 9001 certification.

VDA 6.4 – Quality Management System Audit: Production Equipment

Devised for suppliers of production equipment, VDA 6.4 is specifically tailored to the production of machinery and equipment. Plus, VDA 6.4 and ISO 9001 audits can easily be combined.

Why choose VDA 6.x audit and certification services from SGS?

Our specialist audit teams provide global market expertise, and our expertise will always add value.

Find out more about VDA 6.x certifications, contact us today.