Applus+ Inspection Services Ireland Ltd. has opened their new National Car Testing Service (NCTS) Inspection Centre in Tuam, Galway. NCT testing will officially commence in this new two lane centre on the 29th March 2021. The opening of this centre will see the NCTS network increase to 48 centres nationwide and in time, create an additional 12 jobs for the Tuam area.
The new 2 lane centre will have the capacity to inspect over 20,000 vehicles when fully operational. Mr. Mark Synnott, Managing Director of Applus+ Inspection Services Ireland Ltd. said “we are delighted to serve the people of North Galway with this new two lane centre and the opening of the Tuam centre will see us increase our network to 48 NCT centres nationwide and employ over 600 vehicle inspectors who combined inspect over 1.8 million vehicles on an annual basis. Over the next year, there are plans to provide a range of additional benefits to customers such as the opening of new testing centres in certain locations, the upgrading and refurbishment of existing centres and other service improvements, on behalf of the Road Safety Authority.”
The NCTS plays a fundamental part in Ireland’s overall Road Safety Strategy. By requiring vehicles to undergo periodic roadworthiness checks it is helping to improve vehicle safety and ensure that defective and unroadworthy vehicles are kept off the road. Of course, we should not forget too that it is enhancing the environment by reducing harmful vehicles emissions.”