Designation of Technical Services for EU and UNECE Type Approval Testing

This page was last updated on 7th February 2020

Designated Technical Services

Current designated Technical Services

In addition to the technical services provided by VCA at locations around the world, the following organisations have also been designated to carry out testing to the standards listed.

Name of Organisation Scope of Designation
Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) Tyres
BSI Assurance UK Ltd Glass, Protective Helmets
TUV Rheinland Kraftfahrt GmbH Lighting Subjects
TUV SUD Product Service Ltd EMC
Horiba MIRA Ltd EMC
TUV SUD Auto Service (Garching) GmbH All subjects
UL (Formerly RFI Global Services Limited) EMC
3C Test Ltd EMC
Smithers RAPRA and Smithers PIRA Ltd Tyres
SGS United Kingdom Ltd EMC
UTAC Direction Technique All subjects 
Element Materials Technology Warwick Ltd (formerly TRaC) EMC
R N Electronics Ltd EMC
Underwriters Laboratories Japan Inc EMC
Electromagnetic Testing Services (ETS) EMC
Omega (Italy) Protective Helmets

Open invitations for new designations


Applications are invited for designation to the following subjects:
Subject Directive / Regulation Numbers Closing date
None at this time

Anticipated future designation invitations

Anticipated future designation invitations
Subject Directive / Regulation Numbers Anticipated opening date
None at this time