Rescroft has announced a new partnership with TÜV Rheinland to offer seat belt anchorage and equipment testing for its UK customers. Rescroft will be providing independent TÜV-approved UNECE R14 testing, a formal test report and, where required, liaison with Type Approval authorities to issue necessary approvals.
TÜV Rheinland is a leading independent inspection service, founded 145 years ago and has a worldwide presence with more than 20,000 people and an annual turnover of nearly €2billion. Rescroft was established in 1976 in Redditch by current MD Alan Restall and his father, Eric Restall.
In addition to testing its own installations, the partnership will enable Rescroft to offer its services to external clients and the link-up with TÜV also provides access to approval bodies on the continent, something that might be increasingly important in post-Brexit UK. As part of its preparations for the tie-up, Rescroft has invested significantly in new state-of-the-art equipment and expanding its engineering team.
And, according to Rescroft, the timing of the deal is ideal given that a number of new minibus models are on their way to the UK.