IRIS (ISO TS 22163)

QM certifications for the railway industry according to IRIS

The International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) is the global benchmark for quality management in the railway industry.

The standard was established in May 2006 by UNIFE (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes) with the aim of achieving a uniform standard for suppliers and thus the best possible quality throughout the entire production chain. Leading manufacturers such as Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation, Siemens Transportation Systems, Ansaldo Breda and others played a decisive role in its development.

For suppliers, IRIS certification is often the decisive step towards the supplier base of the major railway manufacturers.

IRIS Rev. 03 is based on ISO 9001:2015, supplemented by additional requirements of rail operators and rail vehicle manufacturers. This close connection to ISO 9001 makes it easier for companies to extend an existing quality management system to the additional requirements of IRIS Rev. 03 - without unnecessary double effort, e.g. in documentation.

As a partner of the globally active AFNOR Groupe, we will be pleased to prepare an offer for certification according to IRIS – also in combination with the certification of other management systems, e.g. IS0 14001 or ISO 9001.

If you have any questions about the basic conditions of a certification, the audit procedure or the added value through integrated certifications, the employees of our certification body are always there for you.