7 operating licences, accredited by the Provincial Government of the Western Cape to operate test stations;
Certified to SANS 10216 and SABS 10047 by the Inspectorate of Testing Stations for SANS 10216 – Requirements of a testing station; and SANS 10047 – The testing of vehicles for Roadworthiness.
ISO 9001:2008 certification by the South African Bureau of Standards
BBBEE Level One Contributor, Value Added Company (135%). To download BEE Certificate press here
AVTS is a member of the following:-
Cape Regional Chamber of Commerce
Retail Motor Industry Federation
Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa
ISO 9000 is an international standard for quality management systems. It focuses the organisation to establish what the customer wants, and uses quality management principles to satisfy their expectations.
AVTS embarked on the path to ISO 9000 to improve service delivery to customers and have been successfully evaluated against this standard since 2002.
Latest news: Both AVTS Wingfield and AVTS Culemborg have been audited and found to be compliant to ISO 9001:2008, with no findings in April and May 2011.
Certified by the SABS
All vehicle testing stations in South Africa are required to be registered with the Department of Transport, and this devolved to the Premier of the Western Cape. In terms of the Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, the appointed inspectorate of Vehicle Testing Stations is the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards).
The SABS evaluates each test station for compliance with SANS 10216 and the Road Traffic Act and Regulations. It achieves this by annual audits, ad-hoc inspections, review of customer complaints and inspection of test vehicles and acting as a watch dog body.
All our test stations have been in total compliance since opening. The South African Bureau of Standards and the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape, under whose licence we operate, has had no reason to withdraw the registration of any AVTS test station since opening the first test station in 1992. In addition to compliance with SANS 10216, AVTS also works hard to maintain its ISO9001:2008 Certification.
A member of the RMI
AVTS are founding members of the NVTA (National Vehicle Testing Association), which is the 13th constituent association of the Retail Motor Industries. We abide by the organisation's code of conduct, and we are therefore supported by a credible support structure, which is committed to ensuring that all customer complaints are resolved.