CQI-23 Molding System Assessment

Importance and application of CQI-23 Molding System Assessment

The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is the publisher of the CQI-Standards (“CQI” = Continuous Quality Improvement).
CQI-23 Molding System Assessment is a self-assessment regarding plastics molding processes and has to be conducted at a minimum 1 x per year.
This standard is a supplement to ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949) under „customer-specific requirements“ and is valid for all automotive suppliers worldwide  that have signed a purchasing-, supply- and/or quality agreement in the entire supply chain.
TopQM-Systems has been an AIAG member for many years. As such we specialized at an early stage in introduction, further development, employee qualification and auditor training according to AIAG CQI-23 Molding System Assessment rules in the European and global automotive supply market.


Structure, content and elements of the CQI-23 questionnaire

  • Cover sheet

Master data of the plastics processing company
Audited areas for each applicable CQI-23 process table
Contact data (auditor, company, participants)
Result of the CQI audit

  • Audit elements Section 1-5

Section 1: Management responsibility and quality planning
Section 2: Floor and material handling responsibility
Section 3: Job audit
        Header data and master data of the audited product
        Questions regarding process flow
        Customer-specific product requirements



Currently valid CQI-17 Soldering System Assessment, CQI-23 Molding System Assessment and CQI-27 Casting System Assessment

In the family of "Special Processes" these CQI standards are of course also part of our training offers, we offer licensed seminars including the respective German translations in Europe in German and in English.


» More information and registrations about our online and open seminars:

03-015 // Understanding AIAG CQI Self-assessment online (Modul 3.0) - AIAG licensed
03-055 // TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Auditor online
03-020 // TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Practical Application/Maintenance and Repairs


AIAG CQI audits for "Special Processes"  - also possible as remote audits

TopQM-Systems has been conducting on-site audits as well as "remote audits" for your location, but also for your suppliers, for several years now. Long-standing qualified and experienced TopQM CQI auditors are available to you on site in Germany and Europe, but also worldwide. Especially in these uncertain times, we are a reliable partner both on site and via remote audit, use our global expert audit team.

» More information about Remote Audits



CQI-23 Molding System Assessment Process Tables

  • Process Table A

Injection molding

  • Process Table B

Blow Molding

  • Process Table C

Vacuum forming

  • Process Table D

Compression molding

  • Process Table E

Transfer molding

  • Process Table F

Extrusion (extrusion molding)

  • Process Table G

Process control and testing equipment

  • Process Table H

Part inspection and testing

TopQM-Systems worldwide CQI-23 Service

  • Conducting of CQI process audits and audit reporting in your company and at your locations
  • Conducting of CQI process audits at your external service providers
  • Training of „CQI-23 Auditors“ according to AIAG auditor qualification rules,  incl. seminar documentation, exam and issuing of certificates
  • As an official training partner of the AIAG, we offer licensed CQI-training modules (Understanding AIAG CQI Self-Assessment) and CQI basic knowledge.
  • CQI-FMEA training (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)
  • Integration of the „CQI Self-Assessment“ in your QM system and your process audits
  • Certification support per ISO 9001 and  ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949)

TopQM-Systems has already been conducting AIAG CQI process audits for well-known automotive manufacturers, in addition to CQI auditor training and In-house training in the entire supply chain.
Take advantage of specific know-how and contact us for a non-binding and free of charge consulting discussion or for an individual and detailed quote of our services.

TopQM-Systems project- and reference examples for conducting of CQI audits and CQI auditor training (Excerpt):


  • Robert Bosch
  • BMW
  • Advaltech
  • Opel
  • SKF
  • Doduco
  • Ejot
  • Kern Liebers
  • GKN
  • IMS Gear
  • Autoliv
  • Lear
  • Styner und Bienz
  • Various other customers...

Upon request, we will be more than happy to provide you with contact names and contact data for the mentioned  project- and reference examples.