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1996
The Applus Group of Companies is a Worldwide and Reputable Leader in Vehicle Emissions Inspections
 
Applus Leadership in Vehicle Emissions Inspections
Applus Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1996 to provide vehicle emissions inspection services necessary for state compliance with the clean air mandates enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
2000
Emerging as a leader in that industry, the company was acquired by the Agbar Servicios Tecnologicos in 2000 and became Agbar Technologies.
2002
By 2002, the firm had become America’s most experienced program management contractor in the field of vehicle safety inspection and emissions testing.
2003
As part of a strategic realignment to focus on quality, testing and certification, the Applus brand was created in 2003 and the U.S. firm name was changed from Agbar Technologies to Applus Technologies, Inc.
2007
In 2007, the Applus group of companies was acquired by the Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with more than $97 billion under management. In delivering customized testing and system integration solutions for emissions inspection programs in the U.S. alone, Applus has already trained and certified more than 20,000 Applus inspectors and that number is growing every day.
2014
Today, Applus is a full-spectrum provider of vehicle safety inspection and emissions testing hardware and software, and related program management services throughout the world. In addition to providing hardware, custom software and comprehensive program management services - which include inspector and station certification, training, auditing, waiver and referee services, and public information and consumer protection outreach - Applus specializes in providing robust networks and vehicle inspection databases, and Dashboard management and reporting suites. Applus works with government at all levels - city, county, state, national and international - to deliver quality solutions, on-time and as promised, to help jurisdictions achieve their program goals related to air quality and safer roads.

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Applus+ achieves certification of its Smog DADdyTM products

Applus+ through Applus Technologies- announces formal certification of its SmogDADdyTM products by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.

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Salt Lake & Weber County Utah Vehicle Emissions Testing Programs

Applus is currently the management contractor for the Salt Lake and Weber County Vehicle Emissions Testing Programs. In these programs, Applus successfully designed, developed, implemented, and transitioned the decentralized programs from the existing contractor’s system to an all-new Applus program network.

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