KÜS – Have your car tested by engineers who care!

KÜS – This modest acronym stands for Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungsorganisation freiberuflicher Kfz-Sachverständiger e.V. or Motor Vehicle Monitoring Association of Independent Automotive Consulting Engineers. Originally founded and incorporated in 1981, KÜS was to commence active operations in 1991. It has been officially accredited and active throughout Germany since 1993. Over 1,000 specialist engineers work at over 10,000 inspection facilities located in car dealerships and garages as well as at KÜS test centres. As an association, KÜS represents the economic, technical and political interests of its members in the field of motor vehicle monitoring, and in their activities as consulting engineers.

KÜS’s mission is to promote the continued liberalisation and deregulation of motor vehicle monitoring as currently determined by the law. Between 1998 and 2006, KÜS’s quality management arm was certified on an ongoing basis by the KBA, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. In 2006, the KBA ceased to be tasked with this function and KÜS’s competence is now certified to DIN EN ISO 17020 by the DAP, the German accreditation system testing agency.

As a Supervisory Institution (ÜI) in Germany we carry out the following official vehicle inspections

  • Main inspection
  • Emissions inspection
  • Safety inspection on utility vehicles and busses (SP)
  • Official modification approval/Official tuning approval
  • Hazardous goods vehicle testing in accordance with the GGVSE and ADR
  • Testing of busses and coaches, taxis and hire cars (BO-Kraft)
  • Testing of liquid gas systems (GSP/GWP) fitted to vehicles
  • Expert opinions for classifying vehicles as »vintage«
  • Car imports and exports

Further expert services

  • Damage assessment
  • The KÜSPlus used car check-up
  • Forensic services, securing evidence
  • Paintwork damage assessment
  • Liquid gas inspection (DVGW 607)
  • Inspection and testing of roller shutter doors, hoist platforms et cetera (BGV)
  • Supervision of related work sites by our occupational safety experts
KÜS-Bundesgeschäftsstelle
Zur KÜS 1 · 66679 Losheim am See
Tel.: +49 (0) 6871 9016 0 · Fax: +49 (0) 6871 9016 123
www.kues.de · info@kues.de