The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is publisher of the CQI standards (Continuous Quality Improvement). CQI-12 Coating System Assessment is a self-assessment regarding surface coating and must be carried out at least once a year.
This standard is an appendix to ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949) under „customer-specific requirements“ and is valid for all automotive suppliers globally that have entered into a contractual agreement regarding purchasing, supply and quality throughout the supply chain.
As a long standing member of the AIAG, TopQM-Systems already specialized early on in the introduction, development and qualification of employees, as well as auditor training according to the rules of the AIAG for CQI-12 surface coating processes in the European and global automotive supplier markets.
Basic data of the coating organization
Audited areas according to the respective CQI-12 process table
Contact data (auditor, company, participants)
Results of the CQI audit
Paragraph 1 Management responsibility and quality planning
Paragraph 2 Responsibility for material flow and material handling
Header and basic data concerning the audited product
Questions concerning the process flow
Customer-specific requirements concerning the product
Operator and quality responsibility
Conversion coating (phosphate, non-phosphate, chromate, non-chromate)
Dip / spin
Facilities / Equipment
Inspection and Tests
TopQM-Systems already conducts AIAG CQI process audits for well-known automotive companies as well as in-house training througout the supply chain. Make use of our special know-how and contact us for your consultation interview or for an individual, detailed service offer at no charge and without obligation.
Examples of TopQM-Systems projects and references for CQI audits and CQI auditor training (extract):
We shall gladly provide you with a contact person and contact data for the above-mentioned project and reference examples upon request.