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Further accreditations:

Conformity of Production (CoP) - evidence that we have the ability to produce a series of products that exactly match the specification, performance and identification requirements outlined in the Type Approval documentation

ISO 9001:2015 - an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). The standard demonstrates we can consistently provide products and services that meet both customer and regulatory requirements.

Our conversions are fully tested to the following high standards:

European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval - a European certification scheme ensuring vehicles comply to specific critieria relating to safety standards and protecting the environment.

Individual Vehicle Approval - a UK national approval scheme for testing low volume and one-off bespoke conversions.

Examples of the types of tests we perform:

  • Static pull test of seatbelt anchorages to regulation ECE R14
  • Static pull test pf wheelchair occupant belts and wheelchair restraints to ISO 10542
  • Ramp load test to 125% of rated load to British Standard BS 6109
  • Vehicle tortional stiffness test, pre and post conversion
  • Exhaust drive-by noise test
  • Seat strength and mechanism test (if applicable) to regulation ECE R17

Over the years we have developed an exceptional reputation within the industry and now distribute our products worldwide.

Product testing and quality:

We understand the critical importance of product safety. Every Lateral product undergoes rigorous testing to ensure absolute compliance with current legislation.

We were the very first manufacturer to obtain, not only European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval on our Fiat conversions but also an unprecedented Full Factory Approval by Fiat. This has also now been extended onto the Vauxhall badge with our Combo Colorado Tour wheelchair accessible vehicle conversion.

Based in the UK we design and manufacture a variety of products relating to vehicle access, predominantely wheelchair accessible vehicles. We apply our years of extensive knowledge and experience to develop smart, durable and innovative vehicle access solutions.  Relying on our unique design process and intelligent 'Lateral' thinking, gives us the ability to produce quality vehicle conversions and access products that are synonymous with safety, comfort and style.