Tachographs or recording equipment; application for recognition of manufacturers and importers

Governments are responsible for the recognition of tachograph or recording equipment manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers or importers.


The recognition of tachograph or recording equipment manufacturers for carrying out tests in general and of vehicle manufacturers or vehicle importers for carrying out installation tests of tachographs and recording equipment shall be the responsibility of the competent government.

Recognition may be granted

  • to carry out the tests by the applicant himself,
  • in the case of manufacturers of recording equipment, for the contracting of vehicle workshops to carry out the tests.


A prerequisite for recognition is that the applicant, in the case of legal entities the persons authorised to represent them by law or by their articles of association, and the specialists responsible for carrying out tests on the tachographs and recording equipment are personally reliable. A certificate of good conduct and an extract from the driver suitability register must be submitted in each case.

Recognition to carry out the tests by the applicant may be granted if he proves that he fulfils the requirements of Annex XVIIId, with the exception of point 2.2 StVZO, and that he has at least one test centre in accordance with Annex XVIIIb StVZO.

Status: 10.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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