Applus+ Technologies, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of emissions-testing equipment and provider of vehicle-inspection services nationwide is the first vendor to receive certification for the new line of vehicle-inspection technology with its Smog DADdy brand. The products were developed to meet stringent requirements issued by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) for a significant technological upgrade to the statewide Smog Check vehicle-emissions testing programme.
Smog DADdy is a next-generation on-board diagnostics (OBD) device developed for performing emissions inspections on most year 2000 and newer petrol-powered and 1998 and newer diesel-powered light and medium-duty vehicles. The new technology will replace less sophisticated test methods for the majority of Californian vehicles when fully implemented over the coming months.
Applus+ Technologies partnered with the Clean Air Group, Inc., which serves as its technology distributor for its line of Smog DADdy products. These products are available to current and new Smog Check providers across the State of California.
Certification of the Smog DADdy products for California represents a significant opportunity for Applus+ Technologies. Although developed for the California market, the technology allows Applus+ to offer the same technological advances to our current and potential new customers within the global vehicle inspection market,” said Darrin Greene, CEO of Applus+ Technologies.
The Clean Air Group, based in Pleasanton, California has a team of dedicated sales professionals available to Smog Check providers throughout the state. They were selected as our distributor due to their extensive experience presenting solutions to the automotive aftermarket. Their past experience representing only well-respected manufacturers of emissions products in the California market validates the quality of the Smog DADdy product line. Adding them as a team member allows us to provide in-depth sales and support information to the entire California market.”
Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies. It provides solutions for customers in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet quality, health & safety, and environmental standards and regulations.
In 2013, Applus+ recorded revenue of $2.14 billion USD. The company employs more than 20,000 people and operates in more than 70 countires across six countries.