DEKRA starts vehicle inspections in Mexico

International expert organization DEKRA is on track to begin vehicle inspections in Mexico. The global No.1 in the field has been commissioned by the Mexican state of Jalisco to open six emission check stations with 42 lanes in Guadalajara, the country’s second-largest city. They are expected to open in the spring of 2021.

  • State of Jalisco has commissioned DEKRA to operate the stations
  • Start of operation is expected for the spring of 2021
  • DEKRA is global No. 1 with 27 million vehicle inspections per year worldwide

DEKRA experts will be operating the stations, which will be managed by the state’s Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development, SEMADET (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarollo Territorial). The experts at the DEKRA stations will be responsible for 100 % of the diesel emission checks in the city.

“We are pleased that Jalisco authorities have recognized and appreciated DEKRA’s competence in the field of vehicle inspections,” said Clemens Klinke, Member of the Board of Management of DEKRA SE. He added, “We will be bringing the experience from more than 90 years and from about 27 million vehicle inspections per year worldwide to Guadalajara, in order to make sure vehicles comply with the emission standards set in Jalisco.”

Experts from DEKRA North America have been involved in the Jalisco tender and are instrumental in setting up business in Guadalajara, said Clemens Klinke. “Our highly competent and reliable team in the U.S. has been an additional valuable asset for us in this. Being present in the U.S. market of vehicle inspections and having steadily developed services there substantially helped us in the tender.”

Construction of the new stations is due to start as soon as possible, the aim being to start operation in March of 2021. “In planning the stations, we are allowing for the future possibility of safety checks, which are mandatory in many countries and regions around the globe and have proven to be an effective measure to improve road safety,” said Klinke.