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SMMT offers fleets free Type Approval workshops

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is going on the road next year to host a series of workshops with the aim to help businesses get to grips with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

Organised in collaboration with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), these workshops are applicable to body builders and convertors of Category O types (trailers) and Category N (light, medium and heavy trucks).

Taking place at locations across Great Britain in February 2013, the workshops will cover how to obtain approval quickly and easily, with guidance from experts and companies that have already achieved approval.

"European Whole Vehicle Type Approval is a vital part of getting a motor vehicle or trailer on the road as it ensures that technical and safety standards are consistent across Europe,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Through these workshops, SMMT will help companies to get fully up-to-speed with the latest Type Approval Regulations, ensuring that they meet all legal requirements and can successfully sell their products." 

SMMT Type Approval workshops – venues and dates in 2013:

Wednesday 6 February  - Huntingdon Race Course, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Thursday 7 February - Haydock Park Race Course, Merseyside                      
Tuesday 12 February - Bristol Rovers Football Club, Bristol
Wednesday 27 February - Newcastle Race Course, Newcastle
Thursday 28 February - Perth Race Course, Perth, Scotland

The workshops are free to attend, but numbers are limited to 50 people per venue. To book your place, contact Claire Balch (cbalch@smmt.co.uk) advising which of the venues you wish to attend. For all other enquiries relating to the workshops, contact Tony Hopkins (thopkins@smmt.co.uk).

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