GMD Plastic & Leather Systems harmonizes its quality system

Schäfer Oesterle Würzburg (Germany), Bonyhàd (Hungary) & Tech Center Eurostyle Schäfer Germany sites have successfully certified their quality management system under the IATF 16949* standard.
For GMD Plastic & Leather Systems Branch, the new IATF 16949 certification of the Schäfer Oesterle plants and the Branch’s Tech Center in Germany reinforces its strategy and enables it to gain a significant competitive advantage and open up new opportunities.

Since its creation, Schäfer Oesterle has been supplying the premium automotive industry with leather-covered interior parts.

The IATF 16,949 certification contributes to the maximum requirements of the automotive sector in order to remain in total coherence with Schäfer Oesterle’s particular know-how but also to remain worthy of the trust that our prestigious customers place in us.

The work performed by the teams, who are constantly searching for global optimization, enables them to anticipate risks, guard against possible failures occurring at each stage of production of parts and guarantee strong processes.

“We are proud to obtain this certification, which is part of our strategy to harmonize our quality system applied on all the sites of our Branch”, says François-Xavier LEMASSON, General Manager GMD PLS. “It is a reward for our daily work in the search for improvement in all our processes, in terms of innovation, design and production. Congratulations to the Schäfer Oesterle production sites in Würzburg and Bonyhád, and to Eurostyle Schäfer Germany, the Tech Center. Without the involvement of everyone, it is impossible to achieve this level of quality.”

* The IATF (International automotive taske force) has published IATF 16949 as a quality management standard for the automotive industry. IATF 16949 is seen as an innovative, customer-focused standard that integrates the specific requirements of automotive customers.