Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bajaj Auto’s RE 60 gets EU WVTA certification


Certification done by Bengaluru headquartered
TUV Rheinland India

Mumbai, 23rd September, 2015: The most eagerly anticipated and soon to be launched, India’s first IC Engine Quadricycle Bajaj RE 60, manufactured by Bajaj Auto Ltd., has been certified under the European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EU WVTA) Regulations, after having passed all tests successfully. The certification was done by Bengaluru headquartered TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of the Germany based TUV Rheinland group and a leader in testing, inspection, certification and training.

TUV Rheinland is the world’s largest technical service in the domain of Vehicle & Component Type Approval Certification and believes in the philosophy of ‘think globally and act locally’. With this certification by TUV Rheinland India, Bajaj RE 60 will now be eligible for exports to Europe and also many other countries that recognise the EU WVTA standard, without the need for any further tests.
The EU WVTA Regulations are one of the world’s most matured and advanced in terms of stringent environmental standards for exhaust emission, noise emission, electro-magnetic radiation and high level of safety requirements for braking, lighting, exterior projection, Safety belts and anchorages etc.
“We are proud to be associated as the technical service in testing and certification of India’s first IC Engine Quadricycle Bajaj RE 60 as per EU WVTA.” said Mr Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO & MD of TUV Rheinland India. “TUV Rheinland is whole heartedly supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative and also in facilitating international trade and contribute to India’s export success, whilst ensuring that international safety and quality standards are maintained.”
Said Mr. Abraham Joseph, Chief Technology Officer, Bajaj Auto Ltd., “These EU WVTA regulations are one of the world’s toughest in terms of ‘Safety & Environment’.  The project was quite challenging and full credit for the successful certification to the untiring efforts of TUV Rheinland engineers, who are qualified and authorised by the European Approval Authorities [Ministry of Transport] to conduct the vehicle & component tests in India.”

Said Mr Hemant Desai, Country Head – Mobility Division, TUV Rheinland India, “The EU WVTA approval process also involves testing and certification at the component level for safety critical items like Safety belts, Lights, Mirrors, Safety Glazings, Horns etc. Apart from the initial Type Approval Certification, the Regulations also focus on the Conformity of Production in manufacturing and deployment of quality management systems.”

About TÜV Rheinland India

TÜV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, pioneers in providing technical services worldwide for more than 143 years. Having started its operation in 1996 in India, the company is a part of the India, Middle East & Africa Group and caters to the Indian market as well as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives markets. TÜV Rheinland India with local headquarters at Bangalore is active in more than 100 locations in India. Being a prominent service provider in the Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification Industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India including the Photovoltaic, Softlines, Material & Food testing laboratories and Product Safety Laboratories with an EMC Chamber spread over an area of more than 1,00,000 Sqft. With this existing capability, TÜV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS& other European Regulation.

TÜV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts of an accredited Welding Institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of its employees. The Company has ambitious plans for setting up of Laboratories in other parts of India as well in the near future.

TÜV Rheinland has expertise to service business sectors like Pressure Equipments& Material Technology, Energy & Environment, Automotive Engineering, Type Approval, Solar & Fuel Cell Technology, Professional Training and Certification of Management Systems.

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