19 Oct 2021

Lowell, MA: Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the IAOB 2021 Certification Body of the Year award by the International Automotive Oversight Bureau. The award was presented during the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Quality Summit on October 6.

The IAOB is one of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Oversight offices that manages 20 of the 41 IATF-recognized Certification Bodies. The IATF is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to customers worldwide. The Oversight offices were established to implement and manage the IATF 16949 audit and certification scheme on behalf of the IATF. IAOB Certification Body of the Year is the company's official program to recognize IAOB Certification Bodies who achieve the high-performance standards necessary to meet IATF and IAOB expectations.

Established in 2019, the IAOB Certification Body of the Year award is based on the following key criteria:

  • Performance complaints
  • IATF database accuracy and entry timeliness
  • Management of IAOB-issued non-compliances through office and witnessed audits
  • Management of Intertek-issued non-compliances
  • Innovation and partnership though working with IAOB on new initiatives and pilot programs

As part of its Total Quality Assurance offer, Intertek performs audits to the IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Management System standard, which ensures organisations are creating quality products and performing services in accordance with stringent automotive industry expectations. IATF 16949 standard defines the quality management systems requirements for the design and development, production, assembly, and installation of automotive-related products, as well as relevant services to the automotive industry. Intertek has been affiliated with auditing quality management systems for automotive customers for more than 20 years.

James Bruin, IAOB Executive Director, said, “Congratulations to Intertek on once again winning this award. We strive to work with the best IATF-recognized certification bodies that deliver excellent audit and certifications services to the automotive supply chain and appreciate and value our strong partnership for the success of the IATF 16949 scheme.”

Calin Moldovean, Intertek President of Business Assurance, Food Services, and Assuris said, “We are honoured to be awarded Certification Body of the Year by IAOB for the second year in a row. This award reflects the excellent work of our teams across the globe and evidences our drive to continuous improvement of how we work and the services we offer. Intertek provides the highest level of total quality assurance to all its automotive clients, and awards such as this recognize our capabilities and indicate our level of excellence to current and prospective customers.”

For Media Information

Please contact:
Caitlin Connell, Director of Global Marketing
T: +1 978 614 0612
E: caitlin.connell@intertek.com

About Intertek


Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.