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VCA Southern Europe

VCA is the UK Vehicle Type Approval authority and with approaching 40 years of experience supports the global automotive industry by providing internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles, their systems and components.

VCA has a global office network and has had a dedicated office in Italy for a number of years.  The team in Italy also act as a hub for type approval certification activities in Southern Europe. Customers range from multi-nationals to the smallest supply chain companies but all benefit from dealing with an organisation that was founded on the cornerstones of integrity, professionalism, quality and the very best customer service.

Contact details:

HQ (Italy) :

Point – Polo per l’innovazione Tecnologica

Via Pasubio 5
24044 – Dalmine (BG)

Tel: +39 035 622 4240

General Manager: Andy Grimm

For job number requests please contact us at:


Type Approval

For O and L category of vehicles, Tyres, Components:

Esentepe Mahallesi Milangaz caddesi
No: 72 Dumankaya Vizyon
A2 47 Kartal / Istanbul
Tel:  +90 216 511 56 47
Fax: +90 216 511 56 48

Zehra Dogan
Mob:  +90 544 475 79 09

For  M, N, T, L category of vehicles, Multi Stages, Seats and Components:

Atatürk Mahallesi Ekinciolu Sokak No:39 .
Ataehir / Istanbul - Turkey

Tel: + 90 216 577 10 04
Fax: + 90 216 577 10 05
Gsm: +90 549 577 10 04

Cem Türkmen


Type approval services include:

  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) certification (category M, N, L, O & T)
  • System and component certification (EC and ECE)
  • Conformity of Production (COP) checks
  • Laboratory/Test facility appraisal
  • An online, searchable library of automotive legislation, with VCA interpretations (VISTA)
  • Secure online exchange of approval documentation (VCA's own FTP system)
  • Training

Adobe PDF document Customer application form and support information (PDF 1.1MB) 

A combined approval authority and technical service, VCA can witness tests and issue the appropriate certificate.  This can result in efficiencies both in terms of time and money.

To find out more, contact the office using the contact details above.