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How SB Components have dealt with the challenge of

“European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval”

Since the completion of the final phase of  "European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval" (ECWVTA) in October 2014 the commercial vehicle industry has had to face up to its biggest and far reaching challenge to date and with a whole new set of guidelines and regulations that bodybuilders must now work towards to achieve this required accreditation the relationship between the chassis manufacturer and bodybuilder is more important than ever before.

From early 2012 we have had a dedicated project team working to ensure that our business is well prepared for this new Legislation which has included hundreds of extra hours and tens of thousands of additional costs. From the effort and investment that has been made we are pleased to announce that we now have National and European approvals in place covering over 100 base approvals across most manufactures.

Our professional and committed approach along with careful planning means that we have met our goal in achieving Whole Vehicle Type Approval and are pleased to confirm that our customers are seeing the benefits in continuing to work closely with us as we continue to offer excellent levels of service, quality and products without the burden of additional costs and lead times that this new legislation has brought to the industry.

The process in registering vehicles under the "SB" type approval banner could never be easier and is both simple and efficient. Completed paperwork is submitted to our customers with the option of completed and incomplete second or third stage COC certificates including the fitment of a required statuary Stat plate to adhere to Whole Vehicle Type Approval guidelines.

Due to our extensive range of type approved products we can also offer the solution to multi-stage approvals. Crane and body fitments, wheelbase conversions, fuel tanks and safety camera installations are just a few examples of conversions that can all be type approved under “one approval umbrella” offering a total vehicle solution to all of our customers.

For further information on how we can make the type approval process easier for you and for any information relating to our portfolio of type approved products and what range of vehicles they include  please contact a member of our experienced and dedicated sales team.