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November 29th, 2016

OPUS INSPECTION SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE U.S. EMISSION TEST EQUIPMENT BUSINESS FROM BOSCH »

Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, November 29, 2016   Today, Opus Inspection has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S. based emission test equipment business from Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc. The acquired business activities include sales and service of emission test equipment in […]

September 14th, 2016

Opus Inspection acquires FASTLIGN® »

WED, SEP 14, 2016 08:30 CET Opus Inspection has acquired controlling interest in FASTLIGN®, a patented laser-based technology that instantly measures wheel alignment of cars and trucks. This ground-breaking automated technology identifies faults in steering, suspension, and wheel distortion with a speed and convenience that no conventional methods can match.  A significant percentage of in-use […]

September 8th, 2016

Drew Tech Starts Remote Assistance Programming (RAP) Vehicle Services Business »

September 08, 2016 Drew Technologies, a subsidiary of Opus Inspection, announces the release of its Remote Assisted Programming (RAP) service – a vital new element in the Vehicle Services portion of Opus Inspection’s business. The RAP service, initially offered in the U.S., consists of a self-contained hardware kit and a remote assistance service conducted by […]

September 1st, 2016

Opus Inspection begins vehicle inspection in Chile »

Press Release  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, August 31, 2016 Systech Chile Ltda., a subsidiary of Opus Inspection, Inc., has opened its first vehicle inspection station in the Maule Region, south of Santiago, Chile.  Under an 8-year concession contract with the Ministry of Transportation […]

July 26th, 2016

Opus Inspection begins vehicle inspection in Lahore, Pakistan »

  Press Release   Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, July 23, 2016   Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, in cooperation with Opus Inspection (Pvt) Ltd, officially inaugurated the new Vehicle Inspection and Certification System (VICS) in Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday, 23 July 2016.  […]

June 23rd, 2016

Opus Inspection Honors PA Students for Automotive Repair Prowess »

Encouraging motorists to receive valid and accurate emissions-related repairs is a critical element of the I/M industry. Having reputable technicians to perform these repairs is vital. At the recent I/M Solutions Conference, held in Pittsburgh, PA, Opus Inspection honored two talented Pennsylvania high school students who are upholding the values of our industry. Benjamin Surplice […]

May 27th, 2016

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February 13th, 2016

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February 3rd, 2016

Kristin Hunicke joins Opus Inspection »

  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com  FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, February 3, 2016 Kristin Hunicke joins Opus Inspection in new role of Business Development Manager for North America Opus Inspection is pleased to announce that Kristin Hunicke has joined the company in a newly created role of Business […]

December 8th, 2015

On-Road Vehicle Emissions Inspection Option Now Available in Northern Virginia, Offering Choice, Time-Savings and Convenience to Motorists »

For Immediate Release December 3, 2015   Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Air Check Virginia Program Now Includes RAPIDPASS®Virginia  Lorton, Va. – On-road vehicle emissions inspection sites are being deployed in five cities and five counties in the Northern Virginia area as part of Air Check Virginia – the emissions testing program authorized by […]

November 18th, 2015

In Wake Of VW Emissions Scandal, Many More Makes Could Be In Violation, And Real-World Testing Is Needed »

EAST GRANBY, Conn., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As vehicle manufacturers, regulators and governments around the world seek solutions to prevent another emissions cheating scandal similar to the Volkswagen case, one of the world’s leading vehicle emissions inspection companies has compiled and analyzed on-road emissions data indicating that emissions violations of vehicles under real-world driving […]

November 6th, 2015

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The Opus Inspection Emissions Industry Newsletter October 2015    Dear Opus Inspection Customers:   Welcome to the October 2015 edition of our quarterly newsletter. We’ve combed a number of publications, blogs, and websites in search of articles that you will find both interesting and informative. I hope you enjoy it. This is your resource, so please feel free […]

October 2nd, 2015

US EPA Announces Stricter Ozone Standards – Outlook for U.S. Vehicle Emission Testing Improved »

FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, October 2, 2015 Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com   On October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb. “Put simply – ozone pollution means […]

September 30th, 2015

New York Times: Test Emissions Where Cars Pollute: On the Road »

The Opinion Pages – OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR By PETER M. MCCLINTOCK   SEPT. 30, 2015 Los Angeles – VOLKSWAGEN has shown how easy and tempting it can be for car manufacturers to rig the pollution controls on vehicles to cheat the system. We shouldn’t have been surprised. Manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines were caught doing the same […]

September 4th, 2015

State of Missouri Cancels Procurement »

  Contact: Jim Sands   Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE   9:00 a.m. EDT, September 3, 2015   The State of Missouri, Division of Purchasing and Materials Management, has stated that, “due to the ambiguity of the published evaluation criteria, Purchasing will cancel the award of RFP B2Z15024 and rebid […]

August 14th, 2015

Opus Inspection awarded a Third Concession in Chile »

Posted August, 2015   Contact: Jim Sands   Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE   9:00 a.m. EDT, August 13, 2015 The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) in Chile has announced that Opus Inspection’s subsidiary in Chile will be awarded a concession to design, build, and operate vehicle inspection stations […]

July 28th, 2015

OPUS INSPECTION AWARDED A CONCESSION IN CHILE »

Press Release   Contact: Jim SandsPhone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, July 27, 2015 The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) in Chile has announced that Opus Inspection’s subsidiary in Chile will be awarded a concession to design, build, and operate vehicle inspection stations in Region O’Higgins.  Under […]

July 20th, 2015

Opus Inspection Granted California BAR Certification for Its Third Generation (GENIII) Emission Inspection System »

  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, July 17, 2015  The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has granted certification for Opus Inspection’s BAR97 GEN3 analyzer system.  This certification culminates a 2 ½ year development effort. “We are very proud of our product development team […]

June 22nd, 2015

Opus Inspection Receives Contract Extension from the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, Tennessee »

Press Release   Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, June 17, 2015   The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro) has signed a contract amendment to extend the term of the vehicle emission inspection contract with Opus Inspection for an additional two (2) […]

June 15th, 2015

Opus Group divests Opus Equipment to Mekonomen Group »

Press release – June 15, 2015 Opus Group AB has signed a binding agreement to sell 100% of Opus Equipment AB (Opus Equipment) to MECA Scandinavia AB, a subsidiary of Mekonomen Group. The sale streamlines Opus Group’s operations focusing on being a leading global vehicle inspection company. The operations of Opus Equipment has its roots […]

March 24th, 2015

Opus Inspection Completes Acquisition of Drew Technologies »

  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, March 24, 2015   Opus Inspection, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Drew Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of vehicle communication and diagnostic equipment for the vehicle inspection and automotive service industry, which was announced on February 13, […]

March 13th, 2015

State of Missouri extends vehicle inspection program contract with Opus Inspection »

Press Release  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com   FOR RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, March 13, 2015 Opus Inspection, Inc. has received an extension of its contract to provide Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program (GVIP) services for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).  […]

February 13th, 2015

Opus Inspection signs agreement to acquire Drew Technologies »

Opus Inspection, Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Drew Technologies Inc, a leading manufacturer of vehicle communication analysis and diagnostic equipment for the vehicle inspection and automotive service industry. The purchase price is USD 30 million plus a contingent earn-out of 4.4 million. The transaction is expected to close within the next […]

February 4th, 2015

Opus Inspection signs a 20-year vehicle inspection concession agreement in Pakistan »

Opus Inspection (Pvt) Ltd., an Opus Group subsidiary, won a public tender and has signed a 20-year public service vehicle inspection concession with the Government of the Punjab (GoPb) Transport Department in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The agreement provides the GoPb with two additional five-year options to extend for a total term of 30 […]

January 14th, 2015

Successful program starts in Colorado, Indiana, and California »

Press release – January 14, 2015 Opus Inspection successfully began vehicle inspection operations under its renewed exclusive contracts in the States of Colorado and Indiana. Opus Inspection also successfully launched its new rental program of DAD-OBD equipment in the State of California with over 4,100 signed rental contracts. All these operations began on or around […]

September 15th, 2014

Envirotest contracted by the State of Indiana for Vehicle Emissions Testing program »

  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, September 15, 2014   The State of Indiana has signed a contract with Opus Inspection’s subsidiary, Envirotest Corp., to provide Vehicle Emissions Testing services for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).  Under the new contact with […]

September 5th, 2014

State of Maryland extends the vehicle inspection contract to Envirotest »

  Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 392-2174 Fax: (860) 392-2105 jim.sands@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, September 5, 2014 Envirotest, Corp., subsidiary of Opus Inspection, has received an extension of its contract to provide Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program services for the State of Maryland, Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).  The amendment will […]

August 18th, 2014

Opus Inspection Consolidates Its Management Team and Appoints Jim Sands as President »

Contact: Lothar Geilen Phone: (954) 667-7740 Fax: (860) 392-2105 lothar.geilen@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, August 15, 2014 Opus Inspection, Inc. announces that Mr. Jim Sands has accepted the role of President.  Mr. Sands, already President of Envirotest, a subsidiary of Opus Inspection, brings more than twenty years of vehicle inspection […]

August 11th, 2014

Systech Chile Awarded a First Contract to Build and Operate Vehicle Inspection Stations in Chile »

Press Release    Contact: Lothar GeilenPhone: (954) 667-7740 Fax: (860) 392-2105 lothar.geilen@opusinspection.com www.opusinspection.com    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9:00 a.m. EDT, August 11, 2014 Systech Chile Ltda., a subsidiary of Opus Inspection, Inc., has been awarded a contract, through competitive bidding, to design, build, equip, and operate three centralized vehicle inspection stations in the Maule Region, south […]

August 1st, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Awards Remote Sensing Contract to Envirotest »

Contact: Jim Sands Phone: (860) 597-6566 Fax: (860) 392-2105 Jim.Sands@etest.com www.opusinspection.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9:00 a.m. EDT, August 1, 2014 Envirotest, subsidiary of Opus Inspection, Inc., has been awarded a contract to provide enhanced “Remote Sensing (RS) Services,” to include “Clean Screen” (CS) and “High Emitter” (HE) identification as an integral part of the […]