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Group standard VW 10500

Issue 2017-12
Class. No.: 01150

Descriptors: company designation, brand, marking of parts, logo, marking

Company Designation, Marking of Parts


Guidelines for Use

Previous issues
VW 10500: 1988-01, 2002-06, 2003-11, 2006-06, 2006-12, 2012-07, 2013-06

Changes
The following changes have been made to VW 10500: 2013-06:
– Section 3.4 "Part number (drawing number) – VW 01098", designation and Figure 1 added
– Section 4 "Requirements", 1st paragraph expanded, 4th paragraph newly added, 5th para‐
graph expanded, Figure 3 updated, Figure 4 newly added, Figure 5 updated, Figure 6 newly
added
– Old section 5 "Designation" deleted
– Section 5.1.1 "China Compulsory Certification (CCC) marking", 3rd paragraph, last 2 senten‐
ces changed, 4th paragraph changed, Figure 7 including legend updated
– Section 5.1.2 "Marking for electrical and electronic devices" added
– Section 5.1.3 "Marking for batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries)" added
– Section 5.1.4 "European Conformity (CE) marking" added
– Section 5.2 "Type approval – VW 10511" added
– Section 5.4 "Use of AutoID for unique object marking – VW 01067" added
– Section 7 "Applicable documents" updated
– Standard edited

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Contents
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1 Scope ......................................................................................................................... 2
2 Company designation, wordmark ............................................................................... 2
2.1 Company designation ................................................................................................ 2
2.2 Wordmark of the Volkswagen Group – "Volkswagen" ............................................... 2
3 Overview of markings for vehicle parts ...................................................................... 3
3.1 Logos – Volkswagen standard VW 10514 ................................................................. 3
3.2 Country of origin – VW 10550 .................................................................................... 3
3.3 Manufacturer's code – VW 10540-1, VW 10540-7 ..................................................... 3
3.4 Part number (drawing number) – VW 01098 .............................................................. 3
3.5 Date marking – VW 10560 ......................................................................................... 3
3.6 Materials marking – VDA 260 ..................................................................................... 3
4 Requirements ............................................................................................................. 4
5 Further types of markings .......................................................................................... 7
5.1 Marking required by law or authorities ....................................................................... 7
5.1.1 China Compulsory Certification (CCC) marking ......................................................... 7
5.1.2 Marking for electrical and electronic devices ............................................................. 8
5.1.3 Marking for batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) .............................. 9
5.1.4 European Conformity (CE) marking ........................................................................... 9
5.2 Type approval – VW 10511 ...................................................................................... 12
5.3 Marking of vehicle parts subject to build status documentation (BZD) –
VW 01064 ................................................................................................................ 12
5.4 Use of AutoID for unique object marking – VW 01067 ............................................. 12
5.5 Communications media marking .............................................................................. 13
6 Vehicle product names ............................................................................................. 13
7 Applicable documents .............................................................................................. 13
8 Bibliography ............................................................................................................. 14

1 Scope
This standard provides notes on the use of the company designation and the "Volkswagen" Group
wordmark. It also provides an overview of the markings used for vehicle parts.

2 Company designation, wordmark

2.1 Company designation


Company designations, such as "Volkswagen AG", are registered and legally protected company
identifiers.
In general, they identify factories, services, objects, information, memos, etc., as belonging to a
certain company.

2.2 Wordmark of the Volkswagen Group – "Volkswagen"


The "Volkswagen" wordmark is the exclusive wordmark of the Group. This identifier is a registered
trademark of Volkswagen AG and legally protected as such. It identifies products and services pro‐
duced by Volkswagen AG as such. In addition, it aims to symbolize both the unobtrusive self-im‐
age and the international importance of Volkswagen AG.
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Information on the valid version of the corporate design of the Volkswagen Group is provided in the
Group-specific guidelines.

3 Overview of markings for vehicle parts

3.1 Logos – Volkswagen standard VW 10514


Logos in accordance with this standard are used to identify original parts and to exclude unjustified
claims in the event of product liability claims.

3.2 Country of origin – VW 10550


The "country of origin" marking must adhere to existing laws and customs regulations.

3.3 Manufacturer's code – VW 10540-1, VW 10540-7


The manufacturer’s code is used to identify the manufacturer of the vehicle part in the event of
damage or product liability and is used for parts traceability.

3.4 Part number (drawing number) – VW 01098


Marking a vehicle part with the part number links this part to the drawing and makes it is easier to
locate parts in the spare-parts storage facilities and repair shops. The part number must be applied
to the component as per the example and figure 1.
6RD 133 321 E

Figure 1 – Structure of the part number (using part number 6RD 133 321 E as an example)

3.5 Date marking – VW 10560


The date marking is required to meet official requirements, to sort parts according to their introduc‐
tion date, and to ensure that the parts can be traced in the case of warranty claims.

3.6 Materials marking – VDA 260


All plastic vehicle components (including textiles) must be marked as per German Association of
the Automotive Industry standard VDA 260.
If an assembly (ASSY) comprises parts that are permanently attached to one another – such as a
seat, a door trim panel, or a dashboard – and the materials markings of these individual parts are
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no longer visible after installation, then the ASSY must be marked with the material specifications
of these individual parts.

4 Requirements
All vehicle parts that are from third-party and in-house manufacturing and are production parts,
genuine parts, or accessories of the Volkswagen Group and its brands must be marked using the
types of marking specified in section 3. The marking must be designed to be durable and legible
throughout the duration of the part's service life. Parts must be marked using suitable manufactur‐
ing methods (e.g., embossing, etching, electric discharge machining). Downstream processing
steps must not adversely affect the legibility of the marking. The markings must not be applied to
functional surfaces of vehicle parts. The marking types must be applied together in one position on
the component. The position of the marking types must always be defined in the drawing.
NOTE 1: Preferably, the marking must be applied by incorporating it into the manufacturing tool.
The marking must be defined in drawings, as described in VW 01058, using the text macro NO-E2
as per VW 01014, and in Performance Specifications.
Figure 2 shows the text macro for parts marking, see VW 01014 (NO-E2) which must be applied to
all drawings.
Figure 3 shows the required marking types (drawing entry) using examples of defined logos, sizes,
font sizes, typefaces (referred to as shape fonts in the figures), type, and materials. Additionally,
the explanations are provided in brackets. These explanations are not part of the drawing entry.
Figure 4 shows the generally required marking types as they must be applied to the component,
using examples of defined logos, sizes, font sizes, typefaces, type, and materials.
The marking must be applied to an appropriate location where the quality and appearance of the
product is not negatively affected. Markings must not be applied to functional surfaces.
A single marking is sufficient for original parts that are from the vehicle brands of the Volks‐
wagen Group and are only sold as ASSYs. If the parts of an ASSY are also sold individually, then
these parts must also be marked.
It is permissible to omit a marking only if
– It is technically impossible to apply (e.g., the part is too small)
– It would negatively affect the road safety and operational safety of the vehicle.
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Figure 2 – Text macro for part marking (VW 01014, NO-E2)

Figure 3 – Example for a marking entry in the drawing


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Figure 4 – Example for a marking on the component

If there is not enough space on the part to apply all the markings, the following order of priority
must be observed (1 = highest priority level). On the drawings, the markings that are not to be add‐
ed must be struck out, starting from the bottom (see example figure 5). Limited marking on the
component; for example see figure 6.
1. Logo as per VW 10514
2. Country of origin as per VW 10550
3. Manufacturer's code as per VW 10540-1, VW 10540-7
4. Part number in typeface DIN 1451-4 - H
5. Date marking as per VW 10560
6. Material code as per VDA 260.
Irrespective of this order of priority, it must be ensured that polymer components > 100 g and elas‐
tomer components > 200 g are marked with a material code as per VDA 260.
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Figure 5 – Example for a limited marking entry in the drawing (part number, date marking, and
materials marking have been struck out)

Figure 6 – Example for a limited marking on the component (part number, date marking, and
materials marking are missing)

5 Further types of markings

5.1 Marking required by law or authorities


All legal regulations/requirements for the marking of vehicle parts must be observed and do not
therefore need to be listed separately in this standard.

5.1.1 China Compulsory Certification (CCC) marking


Vehicle parts intended for the Chinese market that require the CCC must be marked with the ap‐
propriate symbol (for an example, see figure 8). The marking entry/requirement in the drawing
must be made using the text macro NO-E3 as per VW 01014 for CCC, see figure 7, preferably un‐
derneath the text macro (VW 01014, NO‑E2), see figure 3.
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Recommended size: The size, type, and position of the CCC mark must be agreed upon before the
tool release, as part of the responsibility of the supplier, with the regulating authority "Certification
and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA)".
CCC is a legally required certification and approval process for the Chinese market. Its implemen‐
tation is the responsibility of the supplier. The CCC certification is processed by the China Quality
Certification Centre (CQC). Parts that are not properly certified and marked are not permitted to be
introduced into the People's Republic of China. Likewise, vehicles with relevant parts that are not
correctly certified and marked are not permitted to be approved for or introduced into the Chinese
market. After successful CCC certification (audit of the production location and product test), the
CCC marking and the corresponding CCC factory code must be applied to the parts as per the val‐
id certification requirements. The exact time of use of the CCC-marked parts after granting of a
CCC component certificate and permission must be agreed upon with the Type Approval depart‐
ment through the component owner from the Design Engineering department (ensuring compli‐
ance of whole-vehicle approval). It must be possible to manage parts changed with regard to the
CCC marking.
If modules and ASSYs contain parts that are subject to CCC, then these parts must carry the CCC
marking. Section 5.2 "Type approval – VW 10511" must be observed in addition.

Figure 7 – Example for a marking entry in the drawing


(CCC marking)

Figure 8 – Example of a part marking (CCC marking)

5.1.2 Marking for electrical and electronic devices1)


Parts which fall under the scope of Directive 2012/19/EU on electrical and electronic equipment
(VW 91102) must be marked with a crossed-out trash can on wheels. The marking must be applied
so it is visible, discernible, and permanent. In addition to this, other applicable national and interna‐
tional regulations on the marking of electrical and electronic devices must be applied accordingly.
For a sample marking, see figure 9.
NOTE 2: A marking entry/requirement in the drawing is not necessary due to the general require‐
ment from the legal regulations.

1) Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment
(WEEE)
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Figure 9 – Example of a part marking (marking symbol for electrical and electronic devices)

5.1.3 Marking for batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries)2)


Manufacturers are obligated to mark batteries and accumulators according to the relevant guide‐
lines and laws which are applicable in the market in which the battery or accumulator is sold.
When the batteries or accumulators are first placed on the market as per the requirements of the
Directive 2006/66/EC and the national implementations, they must be marked with a crossed-out
trash can on wheels and capacity information as per Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1103/2010.
The marking must be applied so it is visible, discernible, and permanent. If the limits for mercury,
cadmium, or lead are exceeded, the battery must be marked with the respective chemical symbol
(Hg, Cd, Pb) as per Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. For a
sample marking, see figure 10.
NOTE 3: A marking entry/requirement in the drawing is not necessary due to the general require‐
ment from the legal regulations.

Figure 10 – Example of a part marking (marking symbol for batteries, accumulators, used batteries,
and used accumulators with capacity identification)

5.1.4 European Conformity (CE) marking


Manufacturers are obligated to apply a CE marking3) to products before they are first placed on the
market in the European Economic Area, if this marking is required by one or several applicable EU
Directives (cf. Figure 11). The manufacturer is solely responsible for verifying which directives are
2) Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste
batteries and accumulators
3) For application of the CE marking, it must be ensured that the specified dimensions and clearances are observed. In particular, con‐
fusion with similar markings, e.g. "China Export", must be avoided under all circumstances.
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applicable for the respective product. Which directives are applicable depends on the type and
function of the product.
The CE marking must be applied to the product so that it is clearly visible, legible, unambiguous,
and permanent. If the CE marking is increased or reduced in size, the proportions resulting from
the grid shown must be retained (cf. Table 1). A minimum height of 5 mm always applies to the CE
marking.
Depending on the requirements of the applicable compliance evaluation method, the marking may
require attributes, e.g., as per module H the ID of the notified body (cf. Table 1).
As per Directive (EC) No. 765/2008 in connection with Resolution No. 768/2008/EC, the product
must additionally be marked with the name, registered trade name/trademark, and the manufactur‐
er's contact address and, if required, the importer's address, to ensure traceability (cf. Table 1).
For clear identification, a type, batch, serial, or model number must additionally be applied to the
product.
If the type or size of the product does not permit application of one or several of the listed mark‐
ings, the markings must be applied on the packaging or entered into the enclosed documents. The
application of the CE marking to products for which a marking is not explicitly required is not per‐
missible.
NOTE 4: A marking entry/requirement in the drawing is not necessary due to the general require‐
ment from the legal regulations.

Figure 11 – Example of a part marking (CE marking)


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Table 1 – Requirements/marking
CE markinga)
Once it has been verified, using the correspond‐
ing compliance evaluation method, that the
product complies with the applicable require‐
ments, the manufacturer applies the CE mark‐
ing.
NOTE: If the size of the CE marking needs to
be increased or reduced, the proportions result‐
ing from the grid shown must be retained. A
minimum height of 5 mm always applies to the
CE marking.b)
When using specific compliance evaluation
methods, the number of the notified body must
be indicated after the CE marking.

Manufacturer's/importer's information

Information about the manufacturer and import‐


er, the registered trade name/trademark, and
the full central postal address of the manufac‐
turer, and, if applicable, of the importer. The
contact information must be provided in a lan‐
guage which is easily comprehensible for the
end user and for market monitoring authorities.
NOTE: If the marking is not possible due to the
size or type of the product, the marking must be
applied to the packaging or entered into docu‐
ments enclosed with the radio system.

Identification of the product


Clear identification of the product type must be
Type number/type designation
ensured.
Clear identification of an individual device must
be ensured.
Batch or serial number NOTE: It must be possible to identify an individ‐
ual device and to recall it from the market, if
necessary.
a) For application of the CE marking, it must be ensured that the specified dimensions and clearances are observed. In particular, con‐
fusion with similar markings, e.g. "China Export", must be avoided under all circumstances.
b) See Directive (EC) No. 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
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5.2 Type approval – VW 10511


Due to existing certification guidelines, it is a requirement in China that the marking of main compo‐
nents which are important for the overall type approval (vehicle components subject to marking)
must correspond to the information in the drawing and that the marking for components subject to
CCC must correspond to the component certificate, see VW 10511. For an example of a part
marking, see VW 10511. The marking entry/requirement in the drawing for the type approval name
must be made using the text macro NO-E6 as per VW 01014, see figure 12. Preferably underneath
the text macro (VW 01014, NO-E2, see figure 3).

Figure 12 – Example for a marking entry in the drawing (type approval name in font size 8 mm)

5.3 Marking of vehicle parts subject to build status documentation (BZD) – VW 01064
In addition to the markings described in section 3.1 to section 3.6, vehicle parts or ASSYs whose
data is recorded and long-term archived for each vehicle to ensure traceability must be marked
with a bar code or a 2-D code as per VW 01064. For an example of a part marking, see VW 01064.
The marking entry/requirement in the drawing for vehicle parts subject to BZD must be made using
the text macro NO-E8 as per VW 01014, see figure 13. Preferably underneath the text macro
(VW 01014, NO-E2, see figure 3).

Figure 13 – Example for a marking entry in the drawing (BZD)

5.4 Use of AutoID for unique object marking – VW 01067


As an another option for the marking of parts, VW 01067 describes RFID (Radio Frequency Identi‐
fication). This marking type primarily applies to test parts, but it is also used for production parts in
individual cases. For an example of a part marking, see VW 01067. The marking entry/requirement
in the drawing for RFID must be made using the text macro NO-E4 as per VW 01014, see
figure 14. Preferably underneath the text macro (VW 01014, NO-E2, see figure 3).

Figure 14 – Example for a marking entry in the drawing (RFID)


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5.5 Communications media marking


The logos for the communications media marking serve to illustrate the corporate strategy. They
serve as graphic identification symbols for the Group brands and are used on advertising materi‐
als, forms, company stationary, packaging, and similar items.
They comply with the fundamental separation within the scope of the multi-brand strategy. Brand
logos are not combined. If the sender consists of several brands, these are combined under the
umbrella of the Volkswagen Group (see section 2.2, Wordmark of the Volkswagen Group).
Notes on the application as well as the respective current version of the corporate design for the
individual logos must be taken from the brand-specific guidelines of the Group brands.

6 Vehicle product names


Product names, e.g., Golf, Sharan, TT, Fabia, Ibiza, are sales designations stipulated by the Mar‐
keting department and are registered wordmarks of Volkswagen AG or one of its subsidiaries. The
spelling of these wordmarks must be uniform.

7 Applicable documents
The following documents cited in this standard are necessary to its application.
Some of the cited documents are translations from the German original. The translations of Ger‐
man terms in such documents may differ from those used in this standard, resulting in terminologi‐
cal inconsistency.
Standards whose titles are given in German may be available only in German. Editions in other
languages may be available from the institution issuing the standard.

VW 01014 Drawings; Drawing Frames and Text Macros


VW 01058 Drawings; Lettering
VW 01064 Module Marking on Production Vehicles; Build Status Documentation -
Codes on Mechanical Vehicle Parts
VW 01067 Use of Auto ID for Unique Object Marking; Serialization Using Optical
Coding Methods and/or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
VW 01098 Part Number System
VW 10511 Marking of Vehicle Components; Type Approval Name
VW 10514 Logos; Marking of Vehicle Parts
VW 10540-1 Manufacturer's Code; for Vehicle Parts
VW 10540-7 Identification of Valve Springs
VW 10550 Country-of-Origin Marking; Vehicle Parts
VW 10560 Date Marking; Vehicle Parts
VW 91102 Environmental Standard for Vehicles; Recycling Requirements, Use of
Recycled Material, Recyclability Type Approval
DIN 1451-4 Typefaces; lineal linear-antiqua; stenciled lettering for engraving and
other processes
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VDA 260 Components of motor vehicles - Marking of material

8 Bibliography
[1] Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1103/2010 of November 2010 establishing, pursuant
to Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, rules as regards
capacity labelling of portable secondary (rechargeable) and automotive batteries and ac‐
cumulators
[2] Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for batteries and
accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators and repealing the directive
91/157/EEC