Vehicle Homologation for Global Market Access

Motor Vehicle Homologation approval for global market access

Streamline the homologation process for vehicles, systems and components

Streamline the homologation process for vehicles, systems and components

About Motor vehicle homologation

Homologation is the term for the whole vehicle approval process. An approval is a government-issued certificate that allows a product to enter a market. It starts with initial assessments followed by tests according to standards and directives, up to the preparation of substantiated technical reports to forward to the authorities in order to obtain the final approval.

The video show how automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers can export their vehicles and components to new markets, and gives an overview about the needed compliance with various legal and technical requirements of the specific country you would like to enter.

vehicle type approval certificates

Homologation allows vehicle and component manufacturers to:

  • Gain legal access to target markets, allowing them to generate higher revenues
  • Ensure rapid delivery of products to consumers
  • Avoid costly penalties and fines for non-compliance
  • Avoid expensive recalls
  • Boost brand reputation among consumers and regulators by ensuring vehicle safety


TÜV SÜD is a trusted provider of type approval certificates to many of the world’s leading car brands and OEMs. We offer a comprehensive range of automotive homologation services that help you to obtain approval for vehicles, systems and components in an efficient manner.  As an expert homologation partner accredited for over 400 national and international testing procedures, we provide efficient approval for vehicles, systems, and components of the categories A, B, C and D according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Stay up-to-date with automotive regulation changes worldwide and benefit from our international presence for a one-stop approval solution.

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our vehicle homologation Services

We assist you in the handling of complete homologation projects. Learn about our specific services and market regulation expertise below:

  • Technical advice

    Our local experts are knowledgeable in EU/ECE regulations and speak the local language of your target market. In non-accredited markets, we interpret local standards, conduct gap analysis, and address potential non-conformities. We assist in closing gaps, managing type approval, and facilitating communication with local authorities.

  • Check of documentation

    We perform an overall check of the complete documentation provided by the manufacturer.

  • Preparation of substantiated technical reports

    We prepare substantiated technical reports to provide to European and non-European approval authorities.

  • Homologation services

    We assist in the handling of complete homologation projects or support you during capacity bottlenecks.

  • European approvals according to the following framework regulations:

    Learn more about our EU Approval (E-mark) Services

  • Non-European approvals according but not limited to the following standards:

  • National approvals according to local road traffic licensing regulations:

    • Germany
    • Czech Republic
  • Conformity of Production (COP) tests

    We assist in performing COP tests after you have obtained approval from the authorities.


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