Founded in 1930, the UK-based NTDA is a strongly proactive trade association representing and promoting the interests of the tire wholesale, distribution and retail sectors of the automotive aftermarket industry.
The NTDA protects its members’ interests through its influence with regulatory bodies, Government departments, standard setting bodies and other opinion formers that establish industry best practice both in the UK and in Europe. It is consulted whenever new regulations or legislation are being considered and lobbies to ensure that members’ views and concerns are satisfactorily addressed and that the overall regulatory system remains practicable and affordable.
With locations in North America, China and the UK, Smithers Rapra has been involved in tire testing since 1925 and has an extensive understanding of North American, European, and other international industry standards and protocols.
Joining the NTDA cements Smithers commitment to support importers and distributors with ongoing quality control and validation for the tires they supply as well as troubleshooting for performance issues.
Smithers Rapra in the UK is an appointed Technical for VCA and NSAI or tires. Smithers global network of ISO 17025 accredited tire test laboratories conducts tests for many international government standards for tires, including: UNECE and FMVSS. Understanding the legislative demands on tire retreaders, Smithers provides necessary support in achieving compliance for their tires.
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