Opus begins vehicle inspection in Parral, Chile

After passing final examination of the Chilean Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication (MTT), Systech Chile Ltda., a subsidiary of Opus, opened its vehicle inspection station in Parral, Chile to the public on February 27th, 2017. 

The opening of the Parral Planta de Revisión Técnica (PRT), which is what Chilean inspection stations are called, is the second of eight stations, in multiple regions, currently being designed, built and operated by Systech Chile.

“We are pleased to have obtained approval of the Ministry to open our state-of-the-art PRT station in Parral,” said José Joaquín Velázquez Espinosa, Country Manager Chile of Opus. “We look forward to providing efficient, safe and convenient vehicle inspection services for the community of Parral, and the other communities in the Maule Region.”

Under an 8-year concession contract with MTT, Sytech Chile will conduct approximately 85,000 paid vehicle inspections a year in the the Maule Region. The new PRT, where 25,000 vehicle inspections are expected to be performed each year, will be the only vehicle inspection station in the Parral community.

The new PRT has two lines to serve heavy and light vehicles using the latest technologies available.

“Our recently hired and trained local staff is highly motivated and excited to get started to provide the best professional service to our customers.”, said Alfredo Granai, President of Opus’ Latin American division. "This start up is another step forward to fulfill Opus Inspection's ambitious growth plans for Chile where our goal is to have eight inspection stations operational in 2017."

Mölndal March 2, 2017
Opus Group AB (publ)

   

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President and CEO
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Opus Group is a leading innovative technology focused growth company in the vehicle inspection market. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technology within IT, emission testing and vehicle communication. The Group had SEK 1,697 million in revenues in 2016 with strong operating cash flow and good operating profitability. With over 1,600 employees, Opus Group is headquartered in Mölndal in the Gothenburg region of Sweden and has 25 regional offices, 20 in the United States and the others in Stockholm, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Pakistan. Opus Group has production facilities in the U.S. in Hartford and Ann Arbor. The Opus Group share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Opus Group is a leading company in vehicle inspection technology and vehicle inspection program operations. The Group has two main business areas which consist of vehicle inspection and equipment. Opus Group is one of the market leaders in vehicle inspection operations in the US and Sweden. Opus Bilprovning has 70 vehicle inspection stations in Sweden. Opus Group’s subsidiary Opus Inspection operates vehicle inspection programsin the U.S., Bermuda and Peru. Opus Inspection is also active in sales and service of emission control equipment in North America and Mexico. Through the subsidiaries, Opus Equipment and J&B Maskinteknik, Opus Group conducts production, sales and serviceof emission control equipment for vehicle inspection companies and vehicle workshops. Opus Groups revenues amounted to approx. SEK 469 million in 2012. Opus Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

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