FARROUPILHA, Brazil — TÜV Rheinland, one of the world’s leading testing and certification service providers, and Centro Tecnológico Randon (CTR) in Farroupilha, in southern Brazil, have signed a strategic partnership for homologation, testing and type approval of automotive vehicles and components.
The CTR is considered one of the most complete open technological centers for mobility in South America. With 15 kilometers proving ground, more than 20 types of tracks, and a 2,200 sqm building with laboratories, engineering and administration offices, the test center has ideal conditions to offer a unique and integrated solutions to customers in the mobility sector.
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The partnership aims to offer a wide range of certification services for commercial vehicles, light vehicles, agricultural vehicles, vehicle systems and components with all the security and flexibility that customers require.
“The partnership with Centro Tecnológico Randon allows us to complement our services in the mobility sector,” said Stela Kos, Director Latin America Mobility at TÜV Rheinland. “We are constantly striving to provide our customers with our expertise in automotive engineering and certification, quickly and practically, and with absolute certainty.
“With our experts in our own TÜV Rheinland office in the administration wing of the CTR, we can guarantee these customer requirements in the best possible way.”
The CTR covers an area of more than 90 hectares in Farroupilha. The site has the complete infrastructure to perform a wide range of tests to meet the needs of vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, agricultural equipment and systems engineers.
“Our focus is on providing qualified and comprehensive support to our customers by offering all solution options in one place and accelerating service. This complementary action with TÜV Rheinland is very important for us to be agile in the homologation of products for the domestic and foreign markets,“ emphasized the Superintendent Director of Advanced Technology of Randoncorp and responsible for the Centro Tecnológico Randon, César Augusto Ferreira.
The partnership between TÜV Rheinland and CTR also aims to meet the demands of a constantly evolving automotive market, which requires flexible solutions to bring innovations to market in a shorter period of time, thus increasing competitiveness. The collaboration between the two companies facilitates customers’ logistics by enabling a one-stop-shop concept that offers various services in a single location, allowing products to be sold in more than 60 countries.
For Ferreira, this agreement is an important milestone, as the synergies and complementarity will enable greater performance in the development of tests for new mobility technologies.
“Although we have independent business and sales teams, the presence of a TÜV Rheinland office within CTR will accelerate the cycle of development, testing and approval of products for the customers of both companies,” he said.
“The partnership with Centro Tecnológico Randon will allow us to meet testing, certification and approval requirements in a single location. Thus, the product will leave CTR ready for the market,” announced Kos.