velotech.de – Service Centre for Product Safety – has been founded by Ernst Brust in 1991. The company is headquartered in Schweinfurt / Germany. The main focus of our activities is on safety-related testing of muscle-propelled vehicles.
Our qualified staff operates on a total of 700 sqm of office and laboratory space, and carries out tests and evaluations of fully assembled bicycles, bicycle components and accessories.
The wide range of our clients includes companies and institutions from both the bicycle and the automobile industry, courts of law, insurance companies, public authorities as well as private individuals.
We issue an average of 270 test and expert reports per year that are all based on our skill and expertise in carrying out destructive and non-destructive tests and measurements. Tests are carried out applying product-specific safety standards, such as DIN EN ISO 4210 for city and trekking, young adult, mountain and racing bicycles. However, minimum requirements of the applicable safety standards may be increased, if desired or required, right up to the enhanced requirements of our in-house testing and certification standard velotech.de_Q:2015.
In addition, velotech.de has been a notified GS body for bicycles, sports equipment and exercise toys since 2008 without interruption.
Since 2012, we are – to our knowledge – the only laboratory in the field of bicycle testing that has been accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.
Precise processing of the commissions made, reliable and accurately replicable test results, on-going training of our staff, and constant monitoring of our work require a great deal of dedication. As a result our services provide qualified testing, test reports which are internationally recognised and hence greater legal certainty for our clients.
Safety Standards – Integral Ingredient of the Work We Do