The globalization of industry and trade increases the worldwide stream of goods. In the automotive sector manufacturers and suppliers have to cope with a wide variety of legal requirements to get vehicles or parts approved. As type approval of vehicles is a precondition for sales nearly all around the world, there is a high demand for lean approval procedures and synergies for different markets. New emission and safety requirements (e.g. general safety regulation 661/2009) in Europe as well as increasing proportions of driver assistance systems and safety relevant electronics like ESP, lane departure warning systems or emergency braking systems require additional efforts for homologation/type approvals.

Various aspects of international market demands, legal and internal requirements and product liability issues require a great and actual knowledge on applicable standards and procedures over the entire life cycle of the product. New technical achievements like simulation or virtual testing influence design and verification procedures. Testing, verification and certification companies like SGS provide their services to the customers to help them meet the applicable standards and minimize their risks. A huge network with experts of various disciplines helps to use synergies and optimize the efficiency of the whole process.

The SGS group has recently expanded its scope of automotive services.  In January 2011 the Homologation department of SGS-TÜV GmbH (a joint venture of SGS group and TÜV Saarland e.V.) in Munich has been designated as a Technical Service by the German Approval Authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA). The homologation team of SGS TÜV Saar provides services all around the type approval of vehicles and their components and systems worldwide.

The New Homologation Services Comprehend:

  • Clarification of legal requirements (EC and various worldwide) and the approvability of vehicles and parts in different target markets;
  • Support on manufacturer’s documents;
  • Testing of vehicles and parts (more than 220 designated procedures) in SGS labs around the world or qualified manufacturer’s labs; and
  • Coordination and execution of the whole Type Approval procedure including the application for type approval certificates (Germany, Europe and several further regions of the world).

Together with the team for electronics and functional safety the experts of the homologation team are also the right partner for type approvals and safety issues of Electric or Hybrid vehicles.

Learn more about SGS-TUV Saar Homologation Services.

Stefan Teller
Manager Homologation
Ein Unternehmen der SGS-Gruppe und des TÜV Saarland e.V.

t: +49 89 787475 370

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.