CQI-23 Molding System Assessment

Importance and application of CQI-23 Molding System Assessment

The new AIAG CQI-23 2nd Edition was released in Feb. 2023.

The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is the publisher of the CQI-Standards (“CQI” = Continuous Quality Improvement).
CQI-23 Molding System Assessment is a self-assessment regarding plastics molding processes and has to be conducted at a minimum 1 x per year.

This standard is a supplement to IATF 16949 under „customer-specific requirements“ and is valid for all automotive suppliers worldwide  that have signed a purchasing-, supply- and/or quality agreement in the entire supply chain.

TopQM-Systems has been an AIAG member for many years. As such we specialized at an early stage in introduction, further development, employee qualification and auditor training according to AIAG CQI-23 Molding System Assessment rules in the European, US and global automotive supply market.

The new CQI-23 2nd Edition Molding System Assessment was published in February 2023

The new CQI-23 standard can be purchased directly from AIAG.

You have the option of setting the standard as

  • E-Document including assessment or as
  • Hard copy/print version downloadable assessment.

We are licensed trainingpartner of the AIAG in Europe.

TopQM is the leading provider of AIAG CQI Trainings and Audits. At TopQM we provide a AIAG licensed "Understanding AIAG CQI Special Processes" training. For experienced CQI-23 users, we offer a 3 hour online update training on the new revision.

We are looking forward to welcome you in one of our trainings

Structure, content and elements of the CQI-23 questionnaire

Cover Sheet

  • Master data of the plastics processing company
  • Audited areas for each applicable CQI-23 process table
  • Contact data (auditor, company, participants)
  • Result of the CQI audit

Audit elements Section 1-5

  • Section 1: Management responsibility and quality planning
  • Section 2: Floor and material handling responsibility
  • Section 3: Job audit
            Header data and master data of the audited product
            Questions regarding process flow
            Customer-specific product requirements

CQI-23 Molding System Assessment Process Tables

Process Table A

  • Injection molding

Process Table B

  • Blow Molding

Process Table C

  • Vacuum forming

Process Table D

  • Compression molding





Process Table E

  • Transfer molding

Process Table F

  • Extrusion (extrusion molding)

Process Table G

  • Process control and testing equipment

Process Table H

  • Part inspection and testing

Our Support


TopQM-Systems audits your company and your subcontractors according to the above AIAG standards. Our auditing concept is based on an audit checklist translated by TopQM-Systems from the original AIAG-CQI guideline and offers you practical "on-the-job training" for your employees during the audit. On request, you can also receive the audit report in the respective national language.


  • AIAG process audits, implementation and reporting
  • Recognized AIAG audits by experienced auditors
  • Audit documentation in the respective national language (worldwide)


TopQM-Systems trains internal CQI auditors. Our CQI training courses are based on AZWV seminar guidelines and the "Understanding AIAG CQI Self Assessment" training module is AIAG licensed. For many years, TopQM-System has been a recognized AIAG seminar provider on the global automotive market.


  • In-house training on self-assessment (incl. audit checklist) - AIAG licensed
  • Training as "Internal CQI-(xx) Auditor"
TopQM-Systems already carries out AIAG audits in the entire supply chain for the largest automotive suppliers. Use our special know-how and contact us for a non-binding, detailed offer.

AIAG CQI audits for "Special Processes" - can also performed as remote audits -

In addition to on-site audits, TopQM-Systems has also been conducting remote audits for your location and your suppliers for several years. Qualified and experienced TopQM-CQI auditors with many years of experience are available to you in Germany, the EU and also on site worldwide. Especially in these uncertain Corona times, we are a reliable partner on site, as well as via remote audits. Use our global expert audit team.


Onlinetraining Inhouse is possible

Seminar-Id: 01-080

Internal Auditor for Management Systems according to ISO 19011 - 2018
Online seminar Online Training
495,00 €
AIAG licensed Inhouse is possible

Seminar-Id: 03-015

Understanding AIAG CQI Self Assessment
Open seminar Open Training
620,00 €
Online seminar Online Training
620,00 €
Inhouse is possible

Seminar-Id: 03-055

TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Auditor
Open seminar Open Training
620,00 €
Online seminar Online Training
620,00 €
Online Training Inhouse is possible

Seminar-Id: 08-031

TopQM CQI Special Processes - Refresher for Auditors
Online seminar Online Training
320,00 €


Preparation Remote possible

Audit-Id: 10-010

Audit Pre-Check-up & Preparation
On-Site audit On-site
Remote audit Remote
Process Audit Remote possible

Audit-Id: 10-100

AIAG CQI Process Audits

CQI-9 / CQI-11 / CQI-12 / CQI-15 / CQI-23 / CQI-27

On-Site audit On-site
Remote audit Remote
Follow up Remote possible

Audit-Id: 10-200

Audit Follow-up & Plausibility check
On-Site audit On-site
Remote audit Remote
Follow-up Remote possible

Audit-Id: 10-210

Audit Effectiveness Check (Validation Audit)
On-Site audit On-site
Remote audit Remote