About VTNZ About VTNZ

About VTNZ

VTNZ – Keeping you and your vehicle safe and on the road since 1994. Find out what we do, who we are and what we believe in.

What we do

Come to VTNZ for WoFs, CoFs, vehicle condition assessments, simple replacements, a basic service, regos, driver licensing, once overs before you buy or import a vehicle.

We carry out over one and half million car and truck assessments each year as well over 200,000 practical driver tests, more than any other company in New Zealand. Over 30,000 businesses across New Zealand choose VTNZ for their vehicle assessment services, advice and support. From New Zealand’s largest transport operators to local tradesmen and the public, our nationwide network of expert Automotive Technicians have been helping Kiwis since 1994.

VTNZ is powered by DEKRA the world leaders in safety.



What we believe in

Our people speak ‘fluent car’ and can hold a conversation in van, peoplemover, ute and moped. They know motorbike and pushbike. They’ll even have a chat in tractor, trailer or caravan.

Our Automotive Technicians can speak vehicle safety for you too: just give them the keys. Or, they can help translate: ask them lots of questions (they don’t mind). Our people are happiest when they’re helping you better understand your vehicle.

We believe it’s not about passing or failing, it’s about helping our customers to keep safe and on the road.

Who we are

With over 1,000 staff and over 500 Automotive Technicians, VTNZ is the largest employer of trained Automotive Technicians in New Zealand and the largest provider of driver testing services.

Our people reflect the culture of VTNZ – shown in VTNZ’s staff engagement results, which shows we’re one of the best places to work in the country. VTNZ won the Enterprise category for both the 2014 and 2015 IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Surveys, New Zealand’s largest and longest running study of workplace employee engagement. We also won the Overall award for Best Workplace in 2014. Our highly-engaged team showed us just how happy they are to be helping the people of New Zealand better understand and connect with their vehicles, and to be positively influencing vehicle and driver safety.

With 82 branches across New Zealand, plus mobile Automotive Technicians that can come to you, we have country wide coverage, no matter where your vehicles are based.

Key moments in our history

  • 1994
    Vehicle Testing New Zealand started as a State Owned Enterprise, growing to 52 branches in five years
  • 1999
    VTNZ was privatised and purchased by MTA (Motor Trade Association)
  • 2008
    All On Road branches were rebranded to VTNZ
  • 2010
    VTNZ started offering Roadside Assistance products
  • 2013
    DEKRA SE purchased 60% of MTA shares in VTNZ
    VTNZ started to offer a wider range of services such as mid-WoF safety checks
  • 2014
    VTNZ was Overall Winner of the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards and won the Best Enterprise category for companies with over 750 employees
    VTNZ took over practical driver testing in New Zealand
  • 2015
    VTNZ again won the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Award for Enterprise category


We are powered by DEKRA

DEKRA is a world-leader in testing and auditing services with its heart and soul focused on safety.

Providing independent expert services, DEKRA work for safety on the road, at work and at home.

Services include vehicle inspections, expert appraisals, claims management, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, and training and education.

Founded in 1925 in Berlin, it is today one of  world’s leading inspection organisations undertaking over 23 million inspections every year. DEKRA generated sales of around €2.5 billion in 2014 and the company currently employs around 32,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents.

The vision for 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.

This means significant benefits for New Zealand drivers. VTNZ now has access to the best technology and standards for vehicle safety in the world, and brings that DEKRA expertise home. It gives us the best of both worlds – we believe in thinking globally and acting locally.

Visit one of our 80+ branches nationwide

We'll have you road ready in no time.