Quality through customer orientation

Quality

  • Customer-oriented. We focus our efforts on our customers’ needs, goals and expectations.
  • Compliant. We aim for full compliance of our quality management system to the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards.
  • Value-adding. We balance our efforts according to the benefit and value achievable for our customers and our company.
  • Robust. We always aim for robust solutions for quality assurance and control by means of a risk-based approach.
  • Sustainable. We ensure that our measures to achieve and secure quality are sustainable.
  • Integrated. We understand quality as an ongoing process that covers all the steps needed to develop, realize and maintain our technologies and services along their whole lifecycle.
  • Validated. We base our judgments and decisions on rigorous data analysis and benchmarking.
  • Continually improving. We actively strive for continuous improvement of all our processes.

Quality awareness and customer focus are key factors that determine the success of our business. We understand quality as an ongoing process that covers all the steps needed to develop, realize and maintain our technologies and services. Our ultimate goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers through an adequate, stable and continually improving quality performance.

Markus Ackermann, Vice President Quality, X-FAB Group

Quality & EHS policies

Integrated quality

Integrated quality concept

According to ISO 9000, Quality is the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics of an object fulfills requirements.
At X-FAB, we understand quality as an ongoing process that covers all the steps needed to develop, realize and maintain our technologies and services along their whole lifecycle. This process is tailored to the following key results:

  • Robust design: Built-in robustness and its validation are essential objectives of technology development at X-FAB. Beyond this, we actively support our customers in achieving these objectives for their products as well.
  • Reliable technology: Our technologies are created and qualified according to stringent criteria that cover wide-ranging application requirements in terms of performance, operating conditions and lifetime.
  • Quality control: The achievement of quality objectives in manufacturing needs to be measurable in order to generate quantitative assessments as a basis for highly effective and efficient quality control.
  • Manufacturing excellence: We control and continually improve both productivity and quality in order to achieve excellence in manufacturing with highest quality standards. 

Qualification and reliability

Reliability qualification procedure

  • Reliability: Probability that a device will function without failure over a specified time period or amount of usage under stated conditions.
     
  • Qualification: Process of demonstrating that an entity is capable of meeting or exceeding the specified requirements (JEDEC JEP148).
     
  • Reliability qualification: Process of demonstrating that an entity is capable of meeting or exceeding the specified reliability requirements, usually by tests using accelerating conditions and proven models (JEDEC JEP148).

More than 25 years of track record as automotive foundry.

Certificates

 X-FAB GMBH (Erfurt)X-FAB DresdenX-FAB TexasX-FAB SarawakX-FAB FranceX-FAB MEMS
Foundry GmbH
X-FAB MEMS
Foundry Itzehoe
Quality management systems for automotive suppliers
ISO/TS 16949 - First certificationCertified in
2003-11
Certified in 2004-08Certified in 2003-11Certified in 2007-09Certified in 2016-10Certified in 2014-09Certified in 2015-03
Current certificate*
IATF 16949:2016
Certificate 2023-11
 
Certificate 2023-09Certificate 2024-03
 
Certificate 2023-10
 
Certificate 2024-05
 
Certificate 2023-11
 
Certificate 2024-01
 
Environmental management system
ISO 14001 - First certificationCertified in
1996-12
Certified in 2003-08Certified in 2004-11Certified in 2004-06Certified in 1998-09Certified in 2014-09 
Current certificate ISO 14001:2015Certificate 2023-09Certificate 2023-09Certificate 2023-09Certificate 2023-09Certificate 2022-08Certificate 2023-09n/a

 
Energy management system
Current certificate ISO 50001:2018Certificate 2024-06Certificate 2023-05n/an/aCertificate 2022-08Certificate 2023-07n/a
Quality management system for medical suppliers  
ISO 13485                                                                                   Declaration of Compliance to ISO 13485 

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certificates: X-FAB GMBH (Erfurt) | X-FAB DresdenX-FAB MEMS Foundry GmbH  | X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe  | X-FAB France

* The ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 standard include the ISO 9001 standard. X-FAB is therefore automatically ISO 9001-compliant, and no additional certificate is required.

Sustainability

Sustainability embodies many different facets, from environmental care to health and safety, human rights, business ethics and social responsibility. Visit our sustainability webpage to find more information.

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