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TUV APPROVED

pop-top elevating roofs

Vehicle Testing – TÜV Rheinland Approval

Our T5 and T6 roofs are fully TÜV Rheinland tested, this testing is done at the TÜV Rheinland testing facility in Cologne and ensures that the roof fitment process does not alter the vehicle in a way that would make it unsafe. This is the only test available that is specifically designed to test the impact of elevating roof fitment on the vehicle, products tested in this manner will always show the TÜV Rheinland kitemark on any certification.

The assessment of the impact of a roof cut-out on the vehicle structure is a multi-stage process:

  • First the strengthening frame must conform to pre-existing parameters.
  • Then the donor vehicle is tested prior to any alteration to gather data for comparison.
  • This data is gathered using experimental stress analysis using strain gauges placed in the vehicle.
  • The test is done with maximum permissible masses in the vehicle which is driven through a series of driving manoeuvres multiple times, these manoeuvres are outlined by Road Traffic Licensing Regulation.
  • The process is then repeated after roof fitment and data compared.
  • Provided data is within the allowed boundaries the roof is considered a passed product and can then be associated with the TUV kitemark.

Further information about TÜV and their testing programmes can be found at https://www.tuv.com/united-kingdom/en/automotive-testing.html

 

TÜV Tested

Our VW Transporter T5, T5.1, T6 and T6.1 roofs are fully TÜV Rheinland tested and approved. This testing which is completed at the TÜV Rheinland testing facilities in Cologne, Germany ensures that the roof fitment process does not alter the vehicle in a way that would make the vehicle unsafe.

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5 Year Warranty

At Austops, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and of our customer service. Our pop-top roofs all come with 5 years limited warranty which covers both parts and labour. At Austops, we will always do our very best to ensure that you are delighted with our products throughout the life of the product and your ownership. Whatever the query, you should always contact the installer or retailer in the first instance but be assured that Austops will always be available to help.

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Global Fitters Network

As a manufacture, we focus on designing and manufacturing the highest quality products that offer outstanding features at an affordable price. Our products are available to the public via an extensive network of specialist roof installers.

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An Elevated Experience

The UK’s leading manufacturer of elevating (pop-top) roofs for camper vans

TÜV tested

Our T5, T5.1, T6 and T6.1 roofs are fully TÜV Rheinland tested, this testing is done at the TÜV Rheinland testing facility in Cologne and ensures that the roof fitment process does not alter the vehicle in a way that would make it unsafe. This is the only test available that is specifically designed to test the impact of elevating roof fitment on the vehicle, products tested in this manner will always show the TÜV Rheinland kite mark on any certification.

ISO9001 certified

We are ISO9001 certified. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.

The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best-known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.

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About Austops

Austops are a leading UK manufacturer of camper van elevating roofs (pop tops) with approved roof fitters operating throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond. We currently manufacture camper van roofs for VW, Ford, Renault, Vauxhall, Opel, Nissan, Fiat, Mitsubishi, and are developing new products for Peugeot, Toyota and Citroën vans.

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