Stiftung Warentest: German consumer watchdog which provides unbiased assessments of a huge range of consumer products. The Stiftung Warentest grading system – which ranges from 0.5 (very good) to 5.5 (unsatisfactory) – is highly regarded across the European consumer sector.
ÖAMTC (Der Österreichische Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club): Founded in 1896, the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club is an independent, not-for-profit motoring association with nearly 1.8 million members.
Finland’s Test World specializes in winter tyre and car testing in severer conditions at its Lapland headquarters.
Germany’s TÜV is one of the world’s most respected technical inspection organisations and is involved in safety testing and compliance for products from cutting-edge aerospace technology to everyday household items.
Totally independent and staffed by expert inspectors, the TUV draws on a 140-year history of safety testing aimed at protecting consumers and the environment.
TÜV’s safety criteria are some of the strictest in the world.