Applus+ Selected to Manage Vehicle Inspection Program (VIP) in Idaho State (USA)


    The company has worked to ensure a seamless service transition for motorists, implementing innovative technology in record time.

    • The company has worked to ensure a seamless service transition for motorists, implementing innovative technology in record time.
    • The Idaho VIP is the first I/M programme in the United States to integrate the California BAR´-certified On-Board Diagnostic data-acquisition device throughout its entire network.
    • Applus+ has the opportunity to offer its advanced testing technology to current and potential customers in the global vehicle-inspection market.
    BOISE, IDAHO, 13 February, 2015 – Applus+, one of the world's leading testing, inspection and certification companies was selected to manage the State of Idaho Vehicle Inspection Program (VIP) in Canyon County and the city of Kuna (USA).
    The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) undertook a competitive procurement process to select the most qualified vendor to transition the programme with minimal impact on all stakeholders. 
    Applus+ worked with the DEQ recruiting the majority of the stations already participating in the program to ensure a seamless transition and no interruption in service for motorists. It has also added new stations to the testing network to better serve vehicle owners. 
    The Idaho VIP is the first inspection and maintenance (I/M) programme in the country to integrate the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) data-acquisition device, which was developed to meet the stringent certification requirements of the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), throughout its entire testing network. Applus+ has a significant opportunity to offer this advanced testing technology  dubbed the “Smog DADdy” to both current and potential customers in the global vehicle-inspection market. 
    “This programme reinforces our focus in the North American market where our technology platforms are built so that emissions testing is accurate and reliable, yet quick and efficient, for the motorists and shop owners,” said Applus+ Automotive Executive Vice-president, Aitor Retes. “We are pleased to be working with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and are committed to making the customer experience positive for everyone.”
    Applus+, a global company in testing, inspection and certification
    Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies. It provides solutions for customers in all types of industries ensuring that their assets and products comply with health & safety, quality and environmental standards and regulations.  
    Applus+ achieved a turnover of €1,619 million in 2014, employs more than 20,000 people and operates in more than 70 countries across all continents. 
    Applus+ Automotive
    Applus+ Automotive is the second-largest statutory vehicle-inspection operator globally with over 17 million inspections carried out annually. It provides vehicle-inspection and certification services in several markets, where periodic inspections are mandatory to meet safety and environmental legislative standards. 
    Applus+ Technologies, the United States and Canada Applus+ Automotive subsidiary, is a highly successful programme contractor that has been in the vehicle-emissions/safety-testing industry for nearly two decades.
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