Birla Carbon receives IATF certification across all factories
Birla Carbon, one of the world’s largest carbon black producers, has announced that all 16 of manufacturing facilities across the globe have received the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) certification. This makes Birla Carbon the first and only global carbon black manufacturer to achieve this certification.
The IATF certification signifies that the company meets all the requirements of the global Quality Management System standard, especially for the automotive industry. It incorporates the structure and requirements of the ISO quality management system and additional requirements for automotive customers.
Commenting on the milestone, Dr. Santrupt B Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “The Aditya Birla Group as a global manufacturing powerhouse, and Birla Carbon as a significant business segment within it, have always adhered to the highest quality and process standards in manufacturing, in line with the Group’s values. The IATF certification is a valuable testimony to that commitment.”
Sharing his thoughts on the achievement, John Loudermilk, Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “We are honoured to be the first carbon black manufacturer to achieve the IATF certification across all our manufacturing plants and every facet of our business around the world. This is a significant milestone for Birla Carbon as we set a new benchmark in manufacturing excellence.”
IATF certification is jointly developed by the members, essentially automotive manufacturers, of the International Automotive Task Force and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval. The certification applies to any company that manufactures and supplies components to the automotive industry.