Since 1970 the Group has its own Quality Management System introduced gradually in all centres of production and since 1993 Pirelli has obtained the certification of this system in accordance with ISO 9001. Today 100% of Pirelli plants are certified according to the latest edition of this standard, as well as the activities of the logistics hub of Manresa in Spain.
In 1999 the Group obtained certification for its Quality Management System in compliance with ISO/TS 16949 and it has since maintained compliance with the standard as currently applicable. All plants that supply the automotive sector, whether new or acquired, have obtained or maintain this quality certification.
Since 1993 the Materials and Experimentation Laboratory of the Group and since 1996 the Experimentation Laboratory of Pirelli Pneus (Latin America) have obtained the Quality Management System, and have been accredited according to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. This system is maintained in accordance with the current standard and the ability of the laboratories to perform accredited tests is evaluated annually.
The labs participate in proficiency tests organised by the International Standard Organisation, by ETRTO or by international circuits organised by auto makers.
Specifically in regard to car tyres, the quality focus is confirmed by Pirelli’s supremacy in numerous product tests. It is also guaranteed by collaboration in terms of product development and experimentation with the most prestigious partners (auto makers, specialist magazines, driving schools, etc.).
Product certifications that allow the sale of products on various markets in compliance with the regulations in force in each country are kept regularly up to date. The main product certifications secured by the Pirelli Group concern the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement), and Brazilian Argentine, Uruguayan, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Korean markets and involve all Pirelli plants. These certifications call for annual audits by ministerial institutions of the country in question or by organisations delegated by state institutions, which verify compliance of the product at the certified plant.