Automotive parts | Components

The high quality and safety of materials and components of motor vehicles are the main priorities and goals of their manufacturers, as well as justified requirements of the end users. The supervision procedures during the development and production of automotive parts, all the way from raw material to the final product, requires close cooperation between qualified independent testing laboratories and the component distributers. The current principles of quality systems in the automotive sector place icreasingly greater demands on testing rooms and certification bodies. Besides the essential accreditation they are also the succesful interlaboratory comparisons and tests and lately also the frequent client audits, which require compliance with individual requlations, often beyond ITC's accreditation. ITC concentrates expert knowledge from many industrial branches and offers services to its clients from one place, thanks to the accredited testing laboratory ATL No. 1004 1004.3. From this view ITC is a significant provider of professional services that support the quality and safety in the automotive industry.

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  • Raw materials
  • natural rubber
  • polymer granulates
  • auxiliary materials
  • textile
  • chemicals
  • Automotive parts
  • rubber products - hoses, sealing components, vehicle mats, auto carpets, anti-vibrating and coating materials
  • plastic products for automotive interiors and exteriors
  • textile products – materials for the interior upholstery, vehicle mats, and sound protecting and anti-vibrating materials
  • leather and poromeric products
  • surface finishing – lacquers and enamels
  • Electrical and measuring devices, car headlights
  • seats, airbags, belts


Common physical tests Mechanical tests
  • identification of materials and their composition
  • viscosity
  • density
  • weight
  • additive content
  • dimension, dimension change
  • thermal properties
  • transport phenomena of liquids and fluids
  • optical characteristics (sheen, colour changes)
  • static and  dynamic strength characteristic  (traction, pressure, bending)
  • Impact testing (Charpy, Izod)
  • hardness (Shore A, D, IRHD normal a micro, plastic hardness by ball imprint)
  • permanent deformation (traction, pressure)
  • creep testing
  • endurance and tire testing
  • testing by sinus and accidental vibration 
  • resonance searching with possibility of combination with climatic influences
Ageing, climatic and corrosion testing Testing of electrical components
  • temperature ageing
  • oxygen ageing
  • ozone ageing
  • weather ageing
  • colourfastness
  • temperature chocks
  • tests with cyclic change of climate
  • salt fog
  • resistant to  liquids, fluids, and chemicals
  • EMC electromagnetic compatibility
  • feeder influence
  • electric strength
  • insulation resistivity
  • electrical parameter monitoring
Emission tests Colourfastness, colorimetry
  • fooging (gravimetric, reflektometric)
  • emission tests (total organic carbon TOC, individual substances)
  • Formaldehyde emmision
  • emission VOC a FOG by gas chromatography  (VDA 278)
  • shine measurement
  • colour measurement (L,a,b, XYZ ...for geometry 0°/45°, 7°/R)
  • yellowness index
  • opacity measurement
  • colourfulness measurement
Defectoscopy Tear, abrasion, rubbing
  • Identification defects reasons
  • infrared microscopy, electron microscopy with  EDS detection
  • thermal desorption with GCMS detection, direct-inlet MS
  • elements analysis (ultra trace analysis,  analysis ICP-MS, XRF, AAS
  • analysis of efflorescence reasons on a product surface and its prevention
  • rubbing by Krokmetr method
  • abrasion by Taber test method (rotary, linear)
  • scrape resistance
  • cleanness, wickedness test
  • abrasion of textile materials by Martindale Shopper method
Flammability Sensory testing
  • flame temperature 
  • fire temperature
  • burning speed
  • match, cigarette test
  • sensory tests according to different automotive standards
  • odour tests
  • identification of an odour kind



  • Mechanical testing of automotive seats
  • Mechanical testing of doors, armrests, operating equipments
  • Tests by the static inside overpressure of pressure circles (cooling system, brake system, fuel system)
  • Tests by dynamic pressure (pressure impact, pulsation + combination with mechanical vibration and temperature strain)
  • Expansion container – inside overpressure
  • Simulation of a clean box operation


Database of concern standards VW Group Supply  - Online-Normentete
ITC registers approximately 1000 automotive test methods, which are used for quick orientation in inquiries of clients. Database is not updated regularly and therefore this one has informative character only. ITC has the contracted a registered access to system VW Group (the information services for suppliers of Volkswagen concern). ITC is users of the „Online-Normentexte“ application, that is the tool for receiving of current version of VW standards and other technical documents.


List of automotive groups, according to their standards ITC provides testing, measurements and evaluations.

Significant cooperating groups: Most often used  groups of automotive standards
  • General Motors
  • Ford Group
  • Toyota
  • Renault
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Nissan
  • Fiat
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Hyunday-Kia
  • Daimler AG, Chrysler
  • Audi (AWR standardy)
  • BMW (GS, LH, PRV)
  • Fiat
  • Ford (FLTM)
  • GM - Opel (GM, GMW, GME)
  • Honda
  • Iveco
  • Jaguar (JMS)
  • KIA (MS)
  • MAN (MAN)
  • Mercedes (DBL)
  • Nissan (NES)
  • Porsche (PTL)
  • PSA + Renault (D)
  • Rover (RES)
  • Saab (STD)
  • Scania (TB)
  • Suzuki (SES)
  • Toyota (TSL, TEM, TSH, TSZ)
  • Volvo (STD)
  • VW koncern (PV)


  • Management system certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
  • Calibration service and metrology consultations
  • Standardisation service
  • Technology consultation
  • Voluntary certification of products


Ing. Daniel Vit

analytic analysis, emission, senzory test, defektoscopy (material failure analysis)

Mgr. Roman Dlabaja, Ph.D.

physical and mechanical testing, ageing, flammability

Ing. Radek Matějka

functional component testing

Ing. Miroslav Netopil

calibration service

Ing. Pavel Vavra

electrical testing vibration, climatic test

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