The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is publisher of the CQI standards (Continuous Quality Improvement). CQI-9 Heat Treatment System Assessment is a self-assessment of the heat treatment system 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-9 heat treatment processes in the European and global automotive supplier markets.
The German translation of CQI-9, 3rd Edition was finally made available as an e-document in May 2012 and was released as a printed version and CD-ROM on July 25, 2012. More information available here>>>
The AIAG has since published a correction (dated Feb. 2014) of the existing AIAG CQI-9 3rd Edition Standard. You can find it as download in the form of an errata sheet here>>>.
Basic data of the heat treatment organization
Audited areas according to the respective CQI-9 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
Paragraph 3: Heat treatment facility and equipment
Paragraph 3.15: Additional questions concerning induction heat treatment
Header and basic data concerning the audited product
Questions concerning the process flow
Customer-specific requirements concerning the product
Operator and quality responsibility
Precipitation hardening / aging
Ferritic-Nitrocarburizing (Gas or Salt)
Aluminium Heat Treatment
Induction Heat Treatment
Low Pressure Carburizing
Dry Contact Press Hardening
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.