THE IVA CERTIFICATE
Every trailer that we build* is taken by us to a Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)
testing station where VOSA's inspectors subject the trailer to a thorough examination. The
inspectors check the standards and positioning of all lights, the suitability of the brakes,
axles, tyres and hitch, the quality of the chassis welding and the soundness of the body,
The certificate of Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) that we receive on successful completion
of the examination means that the trailer can be offered for sale in the UK and USED anywhere
in the European Union. The IVA is issued by VOSA in its role as an agent of the Vehicle
Certification Agency, which is an offshoot of the United Nations Organisation. Though the IVA
does not entitle us to sell our trailers in other EU countries, many non-EU countries recognise
a UK IVA as a mark of quality.
* From time to time we are asked to manufacture trailers for export to more exotic locations where
the authorities have no interest in certifcates. In these cases we need not have the trailer tested
and the price of the trailer is reduced by the £70 testing fee.