Stadium United Wireless re-approval to ISO/TS16949 Provides Global Automotive Capability

Stacey Vinther Connectivity, Group News

Following a three day on-site audit Stadium United Wireless, a leading provider of connected M2M (machine to machine) wireless solutions, have been re-awarded ISO/TS16949 certification – a global capability for their customers in the niche automotive sectors.

ISO/TS16949:2009 applies to the design, development and production of products in the automotive space, a strategically important market sector for the company which delivers end-to-end connectivity solutions for OEMs in automotive, telematics, fleet management, asset tracking, handheld devices, infotainment and security systems.

Stadium United Wireless has unparalleled knowledge and experience in developing and manufacturing world class GSM and GPS wireless devices for automotive OEMs.

Tony McFadden, Managing Director at Stadium United Wireless, comments, “The TS16949 re-accreditation demonstrates that we can provide our automotive sector customers with agile wireless product manufacturing and delivery of highly flexible, complex supply chain solutions to ensure competitiveness on a global scale. Our engineers work closely with our customers to help launch new wireless product designs that are leading edge and competitive while supporting their global requirements for volume manufacture and associated cost down strategies, a particular focus in the automotive sectors.”

The accreditation also demonstrates Stadium Group’s commitment to becoming a fully integrated, design-led global technology group as the capabilities at Stadium United Wireless are closely aligned to those of the wider group operations. Stadium’s China operation in Dongguan has also achieved TS16949 accreditation assuring customers consistent quality and expertise from the UK and China.

Stadium’s global footprint allows the company to provide their customers with seamless transition from concept through to rapid prototyping, or low/medium to high volume manufacturing from the region that provides the best landed cost or near-to-market geography to meet the customer’s dynamic requirements at their point of need.

TS16949 is an ISO technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. It is based on the ISO 9001 standard and the first edition was published in March 2002 as ISO/TS 16949:2002. It was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the “Technical Committee” of ISO.

Pictured l-r: Craig Helm, Managing Director; Paul Lomax, Quality Manager; Tony McFadden, Managing Director, Stadium United Wireless.