Motorsport certification programme

Programme overview

The Motorsport Certification Programme provides everything necessary to design, document and implement a practical QMS (quality management system) with the aim of achieving either third-party ISO 9001 or TS16949 certification in the shortest possible timeframe - guaranteed in writing!

TEC consultant's work on-site with your personnel throughout development and implementation and we only consider the programme complete after successful third-party certification. The Motorsport Certification Programme is particularly relevant for small to medium sized companies.

Programme details

Each Motorsport Certification Programme is customised to suit particular requirements, for example:

  • Starting from scratch where there is no existing third-party certification
  • Upgrading from a basic ISO 9001 QMS certification to TS16949
  • Modernizing an existing QMS using a process-based approach replacing ‘mountains’ of narrative procedures with visual aids and simple flowcharts

Working with your team, TEC use 'high level' visual aids to explain your QMS processes, simplify procedures and actively manage effectiveness and performance. For example, working with clients in the UK, Europe and USA hundreds of narrative procedures have been eliminated and replaced by 4 to 8 key processes - with each process visually mapped onto just four pages! This results in a more efficient and streamlined business model and a user-friendly QMS - all at a remarkably low cost.

The Motorsport Certification Programme is delivered in three phases to a timescale individually agreed with the client. Each phase has tangible ‘deliverables’ - with third-party certification being the deliverable of Phase-3 - guaranteed!

TEC work on a fixed price contract with no extras - payments are aligned with the programme phases. The Motorsport Certification Programme deliverables are guaranteed in writing from the start.

Programme benefits

Owner-Directors of smaller companies often cannot see the threats and opportunities posed by certification. Increasingly motorsport teams and customers are mandating that their suppliers have ISO 9001 certification as a minimum - and may be demanding TS16949 in some cases. Frequently they also add in their own additional QMS requirements. Third-party certification is rapidly becoming the “Passport” for doing business in this exclusive sector.

Certification alone is not sufficient! The QMS documentation must practical, visual and useable by the operational personnel concerned. It must add value to the business, represent ‘best practice’, and focus on performance as well as conformity to requirements.

The systems designed and implemented by TEC for their clients deliver all of these benefits. Because your personnel are involved every step of the way they will have ‘ownership’ of the QMS processes making day-to-day operational success ‘custom-and-practice’.

Your QMS will focus on customer priorities such as quality, delivery, responsiveness and cost-down performance and ensure that your processes are monitored for continuing effectiveness to boost profits and eliminate problems as soon as they are recognized. Risk-based thinking, the Process approach and Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle are considered to be the core concepts involved.

During the implementation phase, TEC will assess the competency of your personnel and then provide training and coaching as required to ensure that they can accomplish their jobs in a correct and consistent manner.


TEC Transnational have been working with automotive standards since the launch of QS9000 in 1994. TEC are implementation and training specialists with over 25-years’ experience in the automotive and motorsport sectors. Our full-time team of consultants have designed, documented and implemented modern visual 'process-driven' systems through to successful third-party certifications in hundreds of companies throughout the world – including the ‘big names’ in Motorsport. These systems conform to ISO 9001-based standards plus customer-specific QMS requirements.


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