Category: Quality

Lestercast Passes Another ISO9001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016 Audit with Flying Colours!

Lestercast is thrilled to announce that we have successfully passed our ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 audits once again. We have proudly maintained these accreditations for many years, recognising their vital importance for a foundry like ours, serving a diverse range of industries, including automotive.

IATF 16949:2016 combines ISO 9001’s quality management principles with additional automotive-specific requirements. This certification ensures that businesses meet the rigorous standards expected by automotive manufacturers, enhancing their competitiveness in this demanding market. Foundries with IATF 16949:2016 certification showcase their dedication to producing high-quality, reliable castings. The standard emphasizes defect prevention, crucial for the precision and safety required in automotive components. Automotive manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers often prefer or require their suppliers to be IATF 16949:2016 certified. Achieving this certification boosts customer confidence in the foundry’s ability to deliver consistent, high-quality products, leading to stronger business relationships.

ISO9001 encourages foundries to optimise processes, reduce waste, and enhance overall efficiency. This not only lowers production costs but also improves lead times and responsiveness to customer demands.

It also helps foundries to establish a systematic approach to identifying and mitigating risks. By proactively addressing potential issues, foundries can prevent disruptions in production, ensuring a more stable and reliable supply chain. These standards emphasise the importance for innovation, improvement and adaptability. This not only maintains the high standards, but enables us to evolve with industry advancements.

We are also accredited with Fit for Nuclear, to manufacture castings within this sector.