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SGS TÜV Wins Technical Service Designation

03-17-2011 01:10 PM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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Simulations and virtual testing influence both design and verification processes.

Simulations and virtual testing influence both design and verification processes.

As industry and trade globalize, the automotive sector is one of the key industries where manufacturers and suppliers often have to meet a great range of legal requirements. Getting vehicles or vehicle parts approved is a vital precondition for sales all around the world, and there is a great clamor in the industry for synergy and leaner approval procedures. In the EU, increased safety and emission requirements and greater rates of driver assistance braking systems means additional effort is required for homologation/type approvals.

Standards Across The Globe

Testing, verification and certification companies like SGS are there to provide help to customers who wish to meet applicable standards and minimize risks. In an international market where legal requirements, liability issues, mandatory standards and procedures are of relevant concern, knowledge is of the essence, over the whole life cycle of the product.

Simulations and virtual testing (http://www.de.sgs.com/automotive_de_index/failure_and_damage_de-2/simulation-de.htm)can be used to influence both design and verification processes. To that end, a network of experts across a whole range of disciples can be vital for the optimization of the product over its life cycle and to enable synergy and efficiency with regard to the whole process.
SGS has expanded the scope of its automotive services and is happy to report that its Munich based Homologation department of SGS-TUV GmbH (a joint venture between SGS and TUV Saarland e.V.) has been designated as a Technical Service by the German Approval Authority Kraftahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) as of January 2011. The homologation team of SGS TUV (http://www.sgstuev.de/en/business-lines/automotive/homologation.html) provides worldwide services related to the type approval of vehicles, vehicle parts, components and systems.

New homologation services (http://www.sgstuev.de/en/business-lines/automotive/homologation/homologation-service.html) include the clarification of legal requirements for the EU and various worldwide locations in the matter of the approval of vehicles and their parts in different international target markets. In addition, the homologation services provided enable support of the manufacturer’s documentation, and the testing of vehicles and parts (http://www.de.sgs.com/automotive_de_index/value_chain_de-2.htm ), with more than 220 designated procedures undergone in SGS laboratories around the world, or other qualified manufacturer’s laboratories. Other services provided include the coordination and execution of a whole Type Approval procedure (http://www.sgstuev.de/en/business-lines/automotive/homologation/technical-service.html) including the application for type approval certificates in Germany, Europe and other regions of the world.

In league with the electronic and functional safety (http://www.sgstuev.de/en/business-lines/automotive/functional-safety.html ) teams, the expertise found in the homologation team enables type approvals and the resolution of safety issues in Electric or Hybrid vehicles.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 64'000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1'250 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Stefan Teller
Manager Homologation, SGS-TÜV GmbH, Ein Unternehmen der SGS-Gruppe und des TÜV Saarland e.V.
Hofmannstr. 50, 81379 München, Germany

t: +49 89 787475 370
E-mail : stefan.teller@sgs.com
Website: http://www.sgstuev.de/en/business-lines/automotive/homologation.html

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