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What is ISO/TS 22163:2017 - IRIS?

ISO/TS 22163 is the global standard for quality management systems in the rail industry. It is based on the ISO 9001 quality management standard, with the addition of rail-specific requirements. Released in May 2017, it replaced the previous quality standard IRIS Rev. 02.

ISO/TS 22163 was created to ensure higher quality standards in terms of facilities, operating equipment, and services. It aims to achieve global uniformity in language, assessment guidelines, and audits in order to create a higher level of transparency throughout the railway supply chain.

Benefits of ISO/TS 22163 Certification

Reduces risk

Reduces risk, by ensuring conformity with the requirements of the international railway standard.

Provides a competitive

Provides a competitive advantage that is recognized for the approval of suppliers in the rail sector.

Customer Satisfaction

Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.

Improves product quality

Improves product quality across the entire supply chain.

Enhances efficiency

Enhances efficiency in the evaluation and selection of suppliers.

Reduces costs

Reduces costs associated with supplier monitoring.

Who can be certified ISO/TS 22163?

Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

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Rail Coach Factory

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Rail Engine Factory

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Light Rails Vehicles

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Regional and commuter trains

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High Speed train

Document required for ISO/TS 22163

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of ISO/TS 22163 Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain a certificate of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame



Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certificate Issued

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance