TUV Rheinland supports clients globally
TUV Rheinland is accredited by the German authority KBA. The authorities in Luxembourg (SNCT-H), the Netherlands (RDW), UK (VCA) and Ireland (NSAI) have likewise recognised our competence. This means we can provide you with certificates issued in any of these countries. Besides this, we are accredited to test in accordance with TRIAS (Japan) and ADR (Australian Design Rules).Our test reports are also recognised in other countries such as Chile, Columbia, Thailand, Turkey and Israel.
E - Mark
In Europe, there are two parallel systems for the certification of motor vehicles and their components
The "E" mark is based on ECE regulations issued by the Economic Commission for Europe, which is based in Geneva. It is an organizational part of the UN and the members are EU countries and many others. Therefore, the acceptance of approved components is much broader, especially in the eastern part of Europe. It is necessary to confirm whether a particular country has accepted (signed) the application of an ECE-regulation; as the application it is not mandatory for the countries.
E8 Czech Republic
E11 United Kingdom
E22 Russian Federation
E31 Bosnia and Herzegovina
E40 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
E42 European Community
E47 South Africa
e - mark
The "e" mark is the proof of compliance with directives (laws) required by the European Union. The Council of European communities in Brussels issues these directives and all members must accept approved products.
e8 Czech republic
e11 United Kingdom
German National Approvals
Some vehicles and components are not yet covered by European-wide standards, so need compliance to German national requirements in order to be used in Germany.
Our engineers are authorised by the German Approval Authority, KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) to conduct all necessary tests for German national approvals ("ABE" (Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis) and "Teilegutachten").
Starting from December 1, 2006, vehicle parts and components listed in the catalogue published for the China Compulsory product Certification (CCC), must obtain a certificate and CCC marking to be able to be manufactured, marketed or imported or used in other means of commercial activities.
The 13 rules include 16 types of vehicle and motorcycle parts & components involved (amended thereafter). These include lighting devices, retro reflectors, horn, seat and head restraints, fuel tank, etc.
The Certification includes Type Approval Test for the products as well as Factory Inspection to confirm the Quality Management procedures of the manufacturing unit.
With qualified engineers based in local offices in China, TÜV Rheinland Group can offer extensive support for automotive vehicle and component manufacturers with step-by-step assistance in the approval process right from the Type Approval Tests to the Factory Inspection procedure and thus facilitate the procurement of certificate.