Wilkinson Mobile Catering Systems is the UK's leading manufacturer of mobile catering units. Established in 1978, our family-run business prides itself on high quality craftsmanship, friendly customer service and value for money.









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VCA Type Approval

As of 29th October 2012, every trailer that is built for use in the UK needs to comply with complex new Type Approval rules.

Every trailer manufactured needs European Community Whole Vehicle or National Small Series Type Approval. Without one of these approvals, trailers will not be permitted to be used on the road.

Alternatively, trailers can be subject to an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection which is of a lower standard with less technical requirements. Under IVA, vehicles have to be inspected by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) on an individual basis.

Wilkinson Mobile Catering Systems LTD has successfully achieved EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for the complete trailer product range with VCA as the testing authority. VCA is an Executive Agency of the United Kingdom Department for Transport and the United Kingdom's national approval authority for new road vehicles.

ECWVTA is the highest standard achievable which allows Wilkinson Mobile Catering Systems to self-certify trailers at our manufacturing facility at Darwen. ECWVTA has the added advantage of allowing us to export trailers throughout Europe.

Our approval numbers issued by the VCA are:-

Further Information

Please call us on 01254 706348 if you require any further information about Type Approval or follow the link to the Department For Transport website


Wilkinson Mobile Catering Systems Ltd
Unit 1, Global Way
Lower Eccleshill Road


Telephone: 01254 706 348