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

Governments are responsible for recognizing tachograph or recording equipment manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers or vehicle importers.


The recognition of tachograph or recording equipment manufacturers for the performance of tests in general and of vehicle manufacturers or vehicle importers for the performance of installation tests of tachographs and recording equipment is the responsibility of the competent government.

The recognition can be granted

  • for the performance of the tests by the applicant himself,
  • for tachograph manufacturers, also for the commissioning of motor vehicle workshops to carry out the tests.


A prerequisite for recognition is that the applicant, in the case of legal entities the persons authorized 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 can be granted if he proves that he fulfills the requirements of Annex XVIIId, with the exception of number 2.2 StVZO, and has at least one test center according to Annex XVIIIb StVZO.

Status: 03.08.2022

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

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