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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: Mino Camilotti

For job number requests please contact us at:

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.