In response to recent news reports indicating widespread systemic fraud in the production of aftermarket catalytic converters sold in Europe, representatives of Tenneco’s Clean Air business are seeking to reassure consumers and automotive service professionals that its comprehensive range of emissions control offerings are in full compliance with EU homologation regulations.
Required by all European nations, the homologation process offers protection to workshops and consumers by ensuring that the performance characteristics of aftermarket emissions control components are in line with their corresponding OE parts.
“Homologation requirements serve to protect consumers as well as automotive service providers from potentially severe engine damage, and Tenneco takes the necessary precautions to ensure that our products conform to the highest regulatory standards,” said Bruce Ronning, vice president and general manager, Europe aftermarket, Tenneco.
“We take the matter of homologation very seriously, and third-party testing has consistently confirmed our products comply with Economic Commission of Europe Regulation 103.”
Consistently high grades
Tenneco’s Walker® brand catalytic converters and DPFs are independently tested by TÜV, a global leader in compliance testing and certification, using the same standards required to meet homologation requirements.
“Tenneco’s reliance on independent testing for our emissions control products is validated by consistent high marks in randomly COP tests by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) Federal Motor Transport Authority, which periodically inspects aftermarket components to ensure they comply with legal requirements,” Ronning said.
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