News•Business• 19.12.2017 • Jean-Michel Hennebert and Jess Bauldry
Dekra technical director Thomas Reuter carries out a symbolic first test at the inauguration of the centre in Bertrange on Monday
Photo: Nader Ghavami
Dekra will open its first vehicle control centre in Luxembourg on 1 February, the German firm announced on Monday.
From then onwards, the SNCT will no longer be the only technical inspection body accredited to test vehicles for roadworthiness, our colleagues at Paperjam report.
The news was announced at the inauguration of Dekra’s first Luxembourg centre at Autocenter Goedert in the Bourmicht business park in Bertrange.
Monday marks the date the infrastructure ministry approved the firm’s application to operate in Luxembourg.
In a first phase, the centre will work directly with automotive professionals. Private individuals will be able to make an appointment from 1 February onwards, Luxembourg branch head Gerd Neumann said.
The centre opens after the law was reformed in Luxembourg in 2016, ending the monopoly of the national testing centre, the SNCT.
Other players are expected to follow in the footsteps of Dekra, such as Dasthy Allain.
Luxcontrol has also made a request, according to infrastructure minister François Bausch, who added that nothing is official yet.