HCS Breda (Hestocon Certification Services B.V.) is a Technical Service designated by the RDW, Type Approval Authority of The Netherlands. We provide homologation services for all vehicle categories and automotive components.
European vehicle certification system consists of EC and ECE type approvals. EC refers to EU certification system and ECE stands for Certification of Economic Commission for Europe. E- / and e-Mark are the European conformity marks issued by the type approval authority (like RDW) that indicates that the products and manufacturing process (Conformity of Production: CoP) comply with relevant laws and regulations or directives. The tests can be done by Technical Services (like HCS). Vehicles or automotive components without e/E mark certification can not be sold in Europe.
Fully equipped test facilities enable us to fulfil various test requirements.
HCS can also perform supervision (witness-) tests at the manufacturers premises or in third party laboratory.