Applus+ Automotive, the world’s second largest statutory vehicle inspection operator, has developed a pioneering pick-up service for trailer inspections in Denmark. It is the only inspection company offering this service in the country.
The division has worked hard to create a long-lasting partnership with car and truck repair workshops, aware of their importance both as clients and strategic partners, based on our solid understanding of their business.
Currently, in Denmark, repair workshops have to transport trailers back and forth to the inspection stations, a time-consuming process in the repair industry. The pick-up service offered by Applus+ Denmark aims to help repair workshops to focus on repairs and get their vehicles back on the road quickly following inspection.
The service has initially been launched in the south of Denmark, where the concentration of trailer units is the largest in the country. Applus+ Denmark inspects around 3,500 trailer units annually in this region and currently has 2 trucks operating this pick-up service for its partners. The concept is simple: when a trailer unit is ready for inspection, the repair workshop confirms this with Applus+ who go and pick it up.
This service brings multiple benefits:
- Repair workshops can save a minimum of 45 minutes per inspection (and their savings are straightforward to calculate)
- Daily planning is optimised for both parties
- Repair workshops can get back to their primary business of automotive repairs
In addition, Applus+ Denmark is developing a bookings system for conducting trailer-unit inspections up to 10pm, with the pick-up service operating until 6pm.