Bosch opens vehicle testing centre in Dubai
Dubai, October 13, 2013
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Middle East and Africa has launched its first vehicle testing centre in Dubai.
The Al Ghusais centre, called Quick Registration, uses the company’s new vehicle inspection platform, capable of processing up to 374,400 vehicles annually, said a statement.
It was officially inaugurated by Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Dubai government’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), as one of the its official vehicle testing and licensing facilities.
Also present were Andreas Bodemer, vice president for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket in Middle East and Africa, and Marwan Qasqoos, co-owner and managing director of the Quick Registration vehicle testing centre.
The five-lane workshop is the first of its kind to use ‘ICperform,’ a fully automatic vehicle inspection test lane developed by Beissbarth, a brand name that forms part of the automotive solutions division of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket.
The test lane is controlled by Beissbarth software that links the entire testing process automatically, beginning with emissions and headlights before moving on to the front axle suspension, brakes and rear axle suspension, and finishing up with a final visual inspection.
The whole procedure, which can be completed in under ten minutes, is monitored by Bosch Security Systems video technology, enabling car owners to view the tests from the waiting area and track their vehicle’s documentation live.
“The centre performs all the routine activities and prerequisites necessary for vehicle registration in both diesel and petrol variants, as well as additional services such as chassis inspection following accident damage, motorcycle testing, tyre changing, and wheel alignment and balancing,” said Bodemer.
He added that the new Dubai facility will be the benchmark for which all other vehicle testing centres are measured against in the region and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is already in discussions with other potential customers within the Gulf region.
“The success of Quick Registration will be a point of reference for many future potential customers in the Middle East, particularly governments that are looking to establish more comprehensive vehicle inspection centres in their countries,” added Bodemer. “We are currently participating in a tender in Oman, while Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are also on our radar.” - TradeArabia News Service
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