RHIBO CERTIFICATION - TÜV RHEINLAND.
TEAMWORK FOR TOP QUALITY.
The car body non-brand parts market is increasingly more complex: there is more demand for quality, for clear indications and information on the workings of the manufacturers, as such a stronger request for protection and guarantee. In order to meet these requirements, Rhibo S.P.A., after-market leader in Italy for spare parts, decided to work with TÜV Rheinland Italy, the most important quality certification company, headquarters in Germany and with branches in all the major industrial nations worldwide. This firm releases certificates for compliance and vehicle safety, all kinds of air transport, engines, industrial machinery, household appliances and anything needing approval.
Rhibo S.P.A. took a great step forward, so that all its products could be regularly recognized as quality standard. Quality brings enormous advantages in competition, especially concerning sheet metal, where competition has become increasingly intense. Being able to present products known for their fitting, resistance and replacement with brand parts, helps the client-mechanic to widen their choices and to be highly independent in their job.
Each single piece has to undergo a long and complex procedure in order to receive TÜV Rheinland suitability certificate, starting with the car each part of the vehicle is checked, then each piece is dismantled and replaced with the non-brand parts to be certified. Following this, testing is carried out on them after assembling, visually comparing resistance to traction, durability, drawability, painting and resistance to corrosion, in compliance with Din 50021 SS. In the case of the latter, the part is laboratory tested for anti-corrosion using salty fog.
What is equally important are the tests TÜV Rheinland puts Rhibo products through; checking that the technical and production features correspond, checking the dimensions of the sheeting by comparing them to the originals by means of sampling of the shapes, suitability and gauging, analysis of materials by crash tests, resistance to traction and durability trials, paint compatibility and even checking packing processes by means of checking the effectiveness and resistance of the packaging.
It is only possible to obtain TÜV quality certification if all the tests are passed: Rhibo S.P.A. managed to do so over 10 years ago, and since then its main objective has been to reach a target of even greater quality standards. This is why TÜV Rheinland certification, granted for Rhibo products is a warranty of seriousness and quality, as such providing Rhibo S.P.A.’s clients the opportunity of working with a product equal to and conforming to the original in the knowledge that the best result will always be obtained.