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Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
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Laboratories Division
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
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Automotive Division
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
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IDIADA Division
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
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Passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV)


Applus IDIADA is an accredited technical service designated by several European approval authorities and also recognised or accredited by other national authorities around the world.


Applus IDIADA’s range of accreditations covers all types of mandatory standards in Europe applicable to passenger cars and LCV's, also including the necessary inspections and actuations required to get the global European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA).

A team of skilled and experienced homologation engineers are specialised to ein designing efficient homologation programmes on a case by case basis to satisfy client needs.

Approval tests can be arranged to be done at Applus IDIADA’s technical centre in Spain, with first class state-of-the-art testing facilities, or –alternatively- at other test sites where approval tests can be carried out under inspection by Applus IDIADA’s homologation engineers.

Below is a summary of the fields of activity in relation with approval projects for passenger cars & LCV:

  • European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA)
  • All types of separate standards (active safety, passive safety, powertrain related aspects, etc.) (Europe)
  • TRIAS standards (Japan)
  • ADR standards (Australia)
  • All types of vehicle safety type approval management regulations (Taiwan)
  • Recognition of Applus IDIADA’s reports in many different countries worldwide


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