Automotive type approval is the essential process of certifying vehicles and their components to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Vinçotte, Belgium’s leading inspection, auditing and certification company, takes pride in its expertise and commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions in the field of vehicle homologation.
Geerard Collijs, Vinçotte’s business unit manager for homologation, emphasized the company’s dedication to this key process.
“Our aim is to showcase our expertise, capabilities and commitment to providing comprehensive solutions in the field of vehicle homologation.” With over 50 years of experience and successful collaborations with major Japanese original equipment manufacturers, Vinçotte stands out as a reliable partner for manufacturers.
Vinçotte ensures compliance with regulatory standards such as those set by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the European Community. The company’s extensive scope of certification and homologation services covers multiple regions, including Europe, North America and Asia.
Vinçotte’s decision to join forces with global testing, inspection and certification company Kiwa in 2022 has provided access to advanced laboratories and extended expertise. This collaboration also strengthens the company’s focus on emerging markets such as hydrogen storage systems and battery regulations. Together, Vinçotte and Kiwa assist manufacturers in interpreting regulations, verifying carbon footprints and recycled content, ensuring supply chain due diligence, and conducting product carbon footprint assessments.
Hydrogen plays a crucial role in realizing energy transition, contributing to zero-emission transportation and cleaner industrial processes. Vinçotte harnesses Kiwa’s expertise to drive the hydrogen revolution and provide comprehensive hydrogen solutions globally.
Kentaro Kuno, country head for Vinçotte in Japan, explained the significance of the Vinçotte-Kiwa consortium: “By joining forces and leveraging our shared DNA, we synergize our expertise to deliver even better and broader services to existing and new clients in Japan, the Benelux region and beyond.”
As the automotive industry continues to evolve, Vinçotte remains at the forefront, providing comprehensive solutions and expert support to manufacturers. The company’s commitment to excellence, expertise in vehicle homologation, and global partnerships makes them a trusted partner for manufacturers seeking to deliver safe, compliant and sustainable vehicles and components to markets around the world.