VCA South America
Welcome to the VCA South America webpage.
The Brazilian subsidiary was opened in November 2013 by Robert Goodwill, UK, Minister of Transport.
It was initially established at the General British Consulate in São Paulo. Then VCA South America moved to its current address in June 2015.
VCA South America is an extension of VCA in South America. All documents resulting from the services performed by VCA South America, i.e., Type Approval, CoP (Production Compliance) and Test Reports, are issued by VCA, as an integral part of the UK government. This makes them recognized by all signatory countries to the 1958 Agreement (WP.29), as well as by non-signatory countries which directly or indirectly adopt the United Nations Regulations derived from the 1958 Agreement (WP.29).
VCA South America engineers are capable of and qualified to perform all services offered by VCA.
VCA South America can witness tests in the laboratories and in the test tracks of the manufacturer itself (or indicated by the manufacturer), allowing significant reduction of time and cost in the processes of homologation of vehicles, components, and automotive systems.
Type Approval of automotive vehicles, systems or components in accordance with the UNECE Regulations (UN), the Regulations of Great Britain (GB) and the Directives and Regulations of the European Union (EU);
- Issue of CoP (Production Compliance), an integral part of Type Approval.
- Issue of third-party Test Reports (in English, Portuguese, Spanish) for the regulations and technical standards required by the manufacturer.
VCA South America Quality Policy
VCA South America has as its principle to be an extension, in South America, of the Vehicle Certification Agency from UK. In this way, it must comply with its established guidelines and policies, in fulfillment of its mission, vision and values.
VCA South America is committed to conduct vehicle emissions and safety compliance assessments, with a high standard of technical competence, integrity, honesty, objectivity, and impartiality, always meeting the legal and regulatory requirements in question.
VCA South America and each member of its team has the responsibility to work according to the established requirements, including legal and management system requirements, recognizing that the efforts of each individual contribute to the overall quality of the service provided.
VCA South America is committed to customer satisfaction. Based on this, it seeks to understand and meet the requirements and expectations of the customer and stakeholders.
We are proud of our attitude to obtain and keep quality and our position in the certification community, and we are committed to continuously gain greater credibility, trust, and performance through our processes.
To contact VCA South America
- To request service, click here
- For comments about our services (praise/complaint/suggestion), click here
- To chat with us, please use the phone or enquiry form below