Economy, Auto

TUV to Help Boost Iranian Car Quality

TUV to Help Boost Iranian Car QualityTUV to Help Boost Iranian Car Quality

Iran's Industrial Development and Renovation Organization and Germany's Technical Inspection Association (TUV) have signed a memorandum of understanding for checking the quality of Iran-made cars by the German association, a deputy at IDRO said.

The MoU was signed by Fardad Daliri, IDRO's deputy for investment, and Karsten Xander, a member of TUV's Board of Directors, IRNA reported.   

Daliri added that following the new agreement, local carmakers will have the opportunity of improving the quality of vehicles and drawing on the potentials of TUV.

"For a realistic assessment, vehicles produced by local carmakers need to be inspected by a neutral third party. This is the best way to notice the issues and faults in the Iranian cars, and to remove these problems so that manufacturing quality would eventually improve," he said.

Daliri noted that cars made in Germany and Turkey are assessed by TUV whose extensive experience can be used to improve car and road safety in Iran.   

"The two sides hope to expand cooperation," he said, adding that the next area of priority is energy consumption control at factories.     

TUV is a German organization that works to validate the safety of products to protect humans and the environment against hazards.  As an independent consultant, it examines plants, motor vehicles, energy installations, amusement rides, devices and products that require monitoring. Its numerous subsidiaries can also act as project developers for energy and traffic concepts, as problem solvers in environmental protection and as certification bodies.

Many of the TUV organizations also provide certification for various international standards.