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Recognized testing for vehicles, systems and components

Test marks, component testing and vehicle testing from TÜV Rheinland

Test marks and test reports confirm product characteristics and quality

Type testing results and the subsequent approvals confirm that whole vehicles, assemblies, systems and components comply with legal regulations in specific markets. Often vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and importers also ask for proof of additional product characteristics. But how do you objectively document characteristics such as safety, efficiency, quality, environmental compatibility and compliance towards customers and business partners?

As a leading supplier of automotive testing services, we possess a global network of specialized test labs and facilities – which means you can benefit from our perfected processes and experience when exploring new markets. We conduct the necessary testing for you at our facilities and certify compliance with legal regulations, in-house standards, industry standards or OEM-specific standards. As a result, you receive detailed test reports and in certain cases, approvals with official and recognized test marks.

Contact us to learn more about our wide range of test and certification options. Use our good reputation as a neutral testing organization for your market success.

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Specialist institutes and test labs for vehicle and component testing around the world

Comprehensive product testing by TÜV Rheinland for vehicles, systems and components.
We test and inspect the safety, usability and quality of vehicles, systems and components – one stop testing.

Test reports and test marks of TÜV Rheinland create trust among your business partners. Often you need this neutral certification to access new customers and markets. In addition, provable product quality and reliability have a positive impact on the reputation of your business or brand.

Carmakers with valuable brands benefit from our independence and objectivity. We are a leading global provider of comprehensive solutions for market access, vehicle testing and type approval. Our global network of test facilities allows suppliers to have important testing performed locally and then sell products globally. Importers demonstrate consistently high product quality through our documented test results or subsequently issued approvals.

Test marks and test reports confirm unique selling points

Our test procedures focus on physical effects on vehicles, systems and components. Neutral test marks and test reports allow you to demonstrate their specific qualities, highlight their unique selling points and increase sales.

Our qualified laboratories support you by a variety of tests, such as:

  • Lighting technology testing
  • Wheel and tire testing
  • Strength/material tests at vehicle and component levels
  • Simulation of environmental effects
  • Battery testing
  • Testing of electrical/electronic components
  • Testing of drive and vehicle components
  • Testing of interior and exterior equipment components
  • Testing of glazing materials
  • Testing of exhaust systems
  • Testing of seats and belt anchorages
  • Testing of fuel tanks
  • Testing of burning behavior of interior materials

In any case, our test procedures can go beyond legal requirements or deviate from them but are always based on precisely defined testing requirements.

Reliable partner for testing and test marks

Everyone involved in the worldwide automotive business needs neutral test reports to prove that products meet in-house standards or customer requirements.

We are a partner who will accompany you from development to market approval, whether in Germany, Europe or overseas. As a comprehensive provider we test and inspect the safety, usability and quality of vehicles, systems and components on your behalf.

Your TÜV Rheinland test mark can also be added to our certificate database. You will receive a personal Certipedia page that lists your test marks and can be accessed by the public as a neutral confirmation of product quality. In short: we help our customer launch automotive products on the market. You too can benefit from the expertise of a leader in the field.

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Additional information

Our worldwide test labs and their specialized areas:

  • Helmond (NL), in cooperation with TASS International: passive safety, pedestrian protection, body structure, interior
  • Milan (I): wheels, EMC, environment simulation
  • Budapest (H): KTI, vehicle systems and components
  • Berlin (D): lighting systems, fuel tank testing
  • Cologne (D): passive safety, vehicle systems, body structure, vehicle systems and components, environmental simulation, helmets, interior material
  • Lambsheim (D): emissions, wheels
  • Guangzhou (CN): vehicle components, helmets, EMC
  • Shanghai (CN): vehicle components, on-board electrics and electronics, EMC, interior material, chemical analysis
  • Jakarta (ID): wheels and tires
  • Osaka (JP): traction batteries, CNG/LPG
  • Yokohama (JP): vehicle components
  • Kuala Lumpur (MAL): wheels, interior and exterior trims
  • Bangkok (TH): interior and exterior trims, chemical analysis
  • Arnheim (NL): vehicle glazing
  • Nuremberg (D): EMC testing
  • Lund (SE): Wireless
  • Fremont (US): EMC, Wireless
  • Pleasanton (US): EMC
  • Leek (NL): EMC testing

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