July 17, 2012: VDA QMC (German Association of the Automotive Industry - Quality-Management-Center) has appointed TÜV SÜD South Asia- Academy Division as its partner to deliver approved VDA 6.3 training and qualification modules in India.
TÜV SÜD South Asia - Academy Division would shortly deliver VDA 6.3 process auditor training courses with qualification programs wherein automotive auditors would be trained on basic principles, process auditing in the automotive industry which would end with the qualification examinations.
Developed by the German Automotive industry, VDA 6.3 defines a process based audit standard for evaluating, analyzing and enhancing controls in a manufacturing organization’s processes. The VDA 6.3 process audit is an assessment method to conduct process checks within a quality management system and assess capability and performance. The standard can be used by any organization, for either internal process audits or for evaluating potential or existing suppliers. The German Automotive OEMs have found this to be an excellent monitoring tool for their own and their supplier process monitoring. Revised in 2010, the standard was comprehensively restructured to reflect the changes to the ISO 9001:2008 standard and essential customer specific requirements of the automotive industry.
The training material for all VDA 6.3 trainings and exams will be provided from the VDA QMC (Licensor) and also all trainers and examiners of the TÜV SÜD South Asia Academy Division will be qualified from the VDA QMC.
Today, more than 2.000 VDA 6.3 auditors are certificated from the VDA QMC in this worldwide network.
“VDA 6.3 Process audit is a unique assessment method that positively impacts the industry by means of improved processes and products. At TÜV SÜD, it’s our constant endeavour to bring best practises closer to the industry and add-value to the complete value-chain. We are honoured that VDA QMC has appointed us to conduct these training sessions in India.” says Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, TÜV SÜD South Asia.
The Academy division of TÜV SÜD South Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TÜV SÜD Group, has been operational in the training and skill development sector in India since 2008. Training programs at the academy include technical as well as soft skill training that range from one day introduction courses to large scale learning events that reaches out to a wide array of sectors like automobiles, engineering, textile, food, construction, oil & gas to name a few.
About TÜV SÜD South Asia
TÜV SÜD South Asia is the leading quality certification, inspection and testing company in India, with an annual turnover (2011) of close to EUR 20 million and talent pool of more than 1100 employees. TÜV SÜD South Asia is operational in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and has serviced over 10,000 clients to date. With its presence in 28 locations including 10 labs, TÜV SÜD is an internationally competent source for solutions in the field of auto, plant engineering, environmental technology, food safety, textile & hardlines like toy testing, infrastructure consultancy and technical as well as soft-skills training.
About TÜV SÜD
Established over 140 years ago as a steam boiler inspection association, TÜV SÜD is a globally active, future-oriented company. It is represented internationally in Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific.
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, TÜV SÜD’s revenue was EUR 1.7 billion in 2011. TÜV SÜD employs over 17,000 highly skilled staff in more than 600 locations worldwide. In Asia Pacific, TÜV SÜD is represented by over 3,500 employees at 70 locations in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam as well as the Middle East.