NAVTEQ a global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has achieved ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification for the release, manufacturing and distribution of Data Products and Distribution Products carried out in the Distribution Services organization and supported by the Vehicle Sales and Quality departments for NAVTEQ North America. Having achieved certification of its European operations in 2004, the North American compliance marks the recognition of NAVTEQ’s global standardized processes and single database specification. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a network of national standard institutes representing 153 countries, working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, and business and consumer representatives.
NAVTEQ’s North American certification demonstrates the company’s strategic commitment to seeking and achieving external, industry recognized standards for consistent global operations. The goal of NAVTEQ’s certification program is to provide a system of processes that institutionalize quality and cost effectiveness, working towards a highly consistent and simplified experience for its customers. NAVTEQ’s certification progress reconfirms its dedication to setting and obtaining high standards in the automotive industry.