hey guys! I work for a company that remanufactures high voltage battery packs for electric cars. No design and development is done on these production lines. We got our ISO 9001:2015 certification last year, and we are working on implementing IATF 16949. IATF is required by some of our customers, and possible future customers. so we HAVE to get this certification. Outside of remanufacturing we do a lot of design and development. We repurpose the lower capacity batteries for customers that don't require IATF. We are working on a prototype that won't be for automotive at all. My question is: can we exclude design and development from our quality system? We are a start up company with shallow pockets, and our overhead has already gone way up because of ISO. I feel like IATF is designed for large companies who can afford dedicated specialized staff to be in compliance, not a start up company like us. Our Quality department is 3 people. Me, and Internal Auditor, and a document control specialist. Since certification is by address, could we be IATF certified in 1 building where we do remanufacturing of battery packs, and a 2nd building where we do R&D for non-automotive products that is not IATF certified? Implementing IATF in parts of our company that has nothing to do with automotive seems like killing trees, and wasting money for zero benefit. Our engineers think IATF is a complete joke for this reason. Thanks!