Quality means everything to us, and to our customers. When it
comes to brakes, compromise simply isn’t an option – especially in
highly competitive motorsport environments where safety and
victory can both depend on our products.
That’s why all our hoses are tested rigorously and to extremes in the
laboratory (to strict federal regulations) – and on the racetrack, where they’re
proven time and time again. Our hoses meet and exceed regulatory
requirements all over the world, making them road legal anywhere.
ISO 9001 is a quality management system that demonstrates our organisation's commitment to quality. Through certification HEL Performance has implemented processes and practices for the purpose of improving productivity, reduce costs and increasing customer satisfaction.
The ISO 9001 definition of quality extends to organisations demonstrating good practice across areas of business such as:
The ISO 14001 environmental management system allows HEL Performance to demonstrate to stakeholders and customers that the business is committed to reducing its environmental impact, as well as reducing costs associated with waste management.
The ISO 14001 standard was developed in 1996 with the aim of helping companies comply with regulations and laws, and improve their environmental impact. ISO 14001 is one of the most popular standards in the world, as it applies to all sectors of business, and organisations of any size.
Brake Line Certification
We obtained full ABE approval for all of our brake line kits to allow certified entry to the German, Swiss and Austrian marketplaces. Our lines were already approved for use on all roads around the world with our FMVSS-106 approval but in some countries this means that the customer must pay an additional fee to allow the part to be added into their log book. By obtaining full KBA and ABE approval our parts can now automatically be added to the log book at any testing station without cost to the customer. By obtaining this additional certification shows that we are continually committed to offering the highest certified and quality assured products to the consumer.
We are pleased to announce that this new approval has now been fully obtained after our headquarters in the UK were visited and assessed by the KBA and our KBA number is: KBA61360 and Dekra completed all necessary tests with hoses fitted to vehicles.
Our ABE approval has been obtained for our OEM replacements, our Full Length replacements and our Over The Mudguard / Fender replacement brake line kits. We believe that this is another world first.
The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt approves vehicles types and parts, monitors the work of test centres for the periodic examination of vehicles and quality control at manufacturing plants, designation of Technical services, accompanies recall actions by manufacturers of vehicles and vehicle parts, manages the Central Vehicle Register, the Register of driver fitness, the Central Register of Driving Licences and the Central Register of Tachograph Cards (only in German), provides information from these Registers and produces and publishes statistics on the basis of these Registers and also about vehicle defects and goods transports.
The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt is within the scope of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Our brake lines have been accepted by the Australian Department Of Transports ‘ADR — Australian Design Rules’ under FMVSS-106 design criteria and have been entered on the database of certificated suppliers by the Queensland Government.
Our brake lines have recently been independently tested by Dekra and have been granted full certification for use on the roads in Germany and countries requiring Dekra/TÜV approval.
Our brake lines have been accepted by the United States Department Of Transport under FMVSS-106 design criteria and have been entered on the DOT database of certificated suppliers.
Our brake lines meet and exceed all the requirements of FMVSS-106 which are used as the basis of all country specific regulations.
Our brake line kits, through the work of our Israel Distributor have recently been added by the Israel Department Of Transport to their list of approved products. This has been extremely beneficial to us as before all brake lines had to be tested monthly by the Israel Department Of Transport. After being subjected to such rigorous testing and passing for the past 24 months we are the first and only manufacturer to have been granted this long term application. This is an important announcement as many companies simply test once and register their product but in Israel this is not the case. Each product is evaluated and tested monthly — proving the continued quality of our products.
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau. Specifically, the agency directs the highway safety and consumer programs established by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the Highway Safety Act of 1966, the 1972 Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, and succeeding amendments to these laws. Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service, and Leadership.
Our brake lines have been accepted by the New Zealand Department Of Transport LTSA under FMVSS-106 design criteria and have been entered on the database of certificated suppliers.
SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series. They aid the industry by helping with the writing of specifications and design principles. They also are responsible for the SAE J1403 requirement required for brake hoses used on the road of which are brake lines fully comply with.
FMVSS-106 Certified for Worldwide Use
To be road legal, brake hoses must comply with the strict criteria and
requirements of FMVSS-106. Set out by the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards, these criteria and requirements are used by:
DOT (United States of America)
NHTSA (United States of America)
ABE KBA (Germany)
LTSA (New Zealand)
HEL Performance products are fully certified and registered with all the
above organisations. That means you can use them anywhere in the
world with utmost confidence.
Where Others Fall Short…
Many traditional hoses fail the ‘whip test’, which mimics the movement of the
hose during normal use on a vehicle. Hoses are typically whip tested to
destruction to determine durability, but must last for at least 35 hours to be
In whip testing, four HEL Performance brake lines were removed from whip
test apparatus after 40 hours, and were still fully intact. Two of the hoses were
tested further – one for 70 hours, and another for 93 hours.
intact – something the independent test centre had never experienced in
over 20 years of testing.
This is testament to the research and design, and the quality of materials we
use, in every HEL Performance product.
When we began making brake lines in the UK, all our competitors were selling
reusable items. Not for long… we quickly changed the market.