The performance and the professionalism of the MAHA Project Management Team is established now for many years while we run projects all over the world.
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Since 2010, 100% of the country’s test centres have been fitted with MAHA equipment. At 17 different locations, 35 test lanes have been installed (17 for lorries, 18 for cars, 3 mobile).
The Algerian National Ministry of Transport entrusted E.N.A.C.T.A. (Etablissement National de Contrôle Technique Automobile) with the implementation of a vehicle safety inspection system in Algeria. During the project duration from 2002 to 2003, MAHA supplied and installed its equipment in approx. 90 test lanes spread across the country.
An international tender issued by E.N.A.C.T.A. and awarded to MAHA in 2002 authorized MAHA to implement a countrywide networking system of all test centres including the handling of statistics and test results from each test station.
MAHA has equipped all 18 test centres for the state inspection organisation of Queensland.
Following a call for tenders in 2004, the state road and traffic agency awarded MAHA the contract for equipping all 19 of the state’s test centres.
For over a decade, the national vehicle testing organisation in Austria “ÖAMTC” has relied on MAHA. More then 70 % of all equipment used by ÖAMTC is supplied by MAHA.
From 2001 to 2002 MAHA has equipped nearly 90 % of the Belarusian test stations which are operated by the national testing organisation “MINTRANS”.
Approx. 50 % of all test stations which areoperated by the national vehicle testing organisation “GOCA” are equipped fully with MAHA test equipment.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the Balkan Republic of Bosnia an Herzegovina MAHA has already equipped nearly 60 % of all test stations with MAHA testing equipment.
In 2001 MAHA equipped practically 100% of the official test centres in the Republic of Burkina Faso. The project was implemented through the national CCVA organisation. All test lanes within a station were fully networked.
The Chilean federal government’s ministry of transport issued an international call for tenders in 2004. The subject of the call for tenders was the installation of 260 test lanes in 10 regions of the country. MAHA was awarded the supply of over 70% of the total contract volume. This involved the installation of 80 fully computer-controlled test stations.
In 2003 the Volkswagen Joint Venture located in Shanghai (SVW) issued a tender for the purpose of equipping its service garages & dealers in China. MAHA has been proven to be the right partner as supplier for these workshops and has already been able to equip 90 workshops with its lifts, service lifts and roller brake testers. In addition, MAHA has already installed more than 40 ASM dynamometers for exhaust testing in the Republic of China working under the American BAR 97 standard.
All testers were delivered with the appropriate software in the Chinese language.
In Costa Rica in 1999, the vehicle testing organisation “RITEVE” has won a tender published by the Transport Ministry. Thanks to the close and professional cooperation with “Supervisión y Control” in Spain, MAHA was entrusted with the equipping and installation of 100% of the 38 fi xed and 5 mobile test lanes. With its high standard and a throughput of up to 800 vehicles per day per station this project functions as a reference for the entire Latin American region.
In 2003, two inspection organisations (DANTON & ITLS), supported by the organisation ITEUVE, were awarded the contract for a call for tenders issued by the ministry of transport. MAHA was awarded the contract for supplying 18 test lanes for 6 test stations in Quito, the capital city. All the inspection divisions are linked in a network and they communicate with other programs via the MAHA ES-IN/ES-OUT interface. In 2013, the inspection organisation SGS won the contract for the town of Guayaquil. With support from Leal Importaciones, 27 complete test lanes and a mobile test container were supplied.
In France MAHA has already installed more than 2500 complete test lanes for various vehicle inspection agencies. In addition to that for over a decade MAHA France has been entrusted with the implementation of approx. 120 new and fully equipped test lanes every year.
In Germany, MAHA is the official supplier for the two largest vehicle testing organisations operating throughout the country and is providing approx. 70 % of all equipment used by them. Furthermore MAHA products are in use in over 20000 workshops across Germany.
Emission check 2008 Emission 2010 project.
After having equipped 5 complete test stations in 2000 in the republic of Guinea, MAHA became the market leader in testing technology with a share of nearly 100 %.
In 2009, private workshops were given official permission to perfect vehicle inspections on lorries and busses.
These private inspection bodies, called Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs), had to invest in inspection equipment themselves. They concluded a contract with the state inspection agency VOSA (now the DVSA) that allowed them to inspect vehicles on the premises of fleet operators and workshops. MAHA UK became a leading supplier of equipment for these ATF test centres.
Over the last 6 years MAHA has won several tenders in the country which were issued by the Municipality of Teheran. As a result, MAHA has equipped more than 100 test lanes all over the country.
In 2000 MAHA was awarded a 10-year contract in the Republic of Ireland after an international tender was carried out by the National Car Testing Agency. The service contract includes the equipping of 43 specially designed test centres along with the ongoing calibration and maintenance carried out by MAHA Ireland, a member of the worldwide MAHA-Group. In 2003 over 900,000 vehicles were tested on more than 80 test lanes.
In 1999, the Jordanian ministry for public safety commissioned MAHA to supply and install 21 car test lanes, five lorry test lanes and a mobile test container, with all of them fully interlinked.
In 2002, following an international tender, the national vehicle testing organisation Mecanique together with NCTA was awarded a contract to install a sufficient number of test stations for the purpose of vehicle testing in Lebanon.
To execute its mandate, the organisations chose MAHA as a top supplier for its 5 test stations. MAHA equipped all 39 test lanes with a modified ES-IN / ES-OUT protocol in English and Arabic language. All test lanes were designed by MAHA in cooperation with CTAR.
Since 1999 MAHA has equipped more than 90 % of all official testing stations of the national vehicle testing organisation “SNCT” in Luxembourg.
Over 50% of the test stations in Malta have been fitted with MAHA EUROSYSTEM test lanes.
Since 2008, MAHA’s market share in test lanes has been expanded to 50%.
Of the 80 test stations, 40 are fitted with MAHA equipment (roughly 60 test lanes, 70% for lorries, 30% for cars).
In 2013, MAHA New Zealand was awarded the CVIU pilot project (Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit), which involves random inspections being performed on heavy-duty vehicles taken directly from the road. The vehicles are inspected with MAHA equipment (BPS, LMS, axle jack and headlight tester) in the CVIU’s own test halls.
MAHA was awarded a 15-year contract to equip and modernise all 15 nationwide test centres following an international tender competition.
All test centres with their 69 computerized test lanes are connected with administration software to a nationwide data network system.
Cutting-edge MAHA technology to extend the network of test stations in Oman
The Sultanate of Oman wants to drastically reduce the number of people injured and killed in road traffic. In order to achieve this goal, the government decided to shorten the term of periodic technical vehicle testing from eight to three years. As a result the test volume has increased significantly and the expansion of the test stations network as well as the modernisation thereof has become necessary.
The project was put up for tender globally. Thanks to good contacts and good references from similar projects in the Near East and Middle East, MAHA was awarded the tender. The state police bureau of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the MAHA partner Khimji Ramdas (KR) are the partners in this project.
Networked test technology
Within the framework of this project, MAHA will supply 83 test lanes and two test containers for equipping 25 test stations at different locations. In addition, for the first time, MAHA will implement a nationwide linking of the test stations to the government data base. For this, the online-based data management system VIMAS will be used. This software solution bundles all data collected in vehicle tests and stores them centrally on an external server. The data are promptly available to all authorised parties for various evaluations. VIMAS is modular in design and additionally provides the test engineers with current target values and vehicle information in real-time for the testing process.
The national Road Traffic Agency of the Philippines (TESDA) together with the KfW, issued an international tender in 2003 to equip 6 complete test stations for technical education centres throughout the country.
MAHA was awarded this tender in 2004. All test lanes are fully networked within the Station.
In Qatar MAHA has become a supplier for the Technical Inspection Company (QTIC) in Qatar after a tender issued by the Qatar Police in 1999 was won. 10 complete test lanes with an average throughput of 180 vehicles per lane per day were installed in cooperation with the German TÜV and the QTIC.
In 2002 MAHA was awarded a tender issued by the European community.
Following this MAHA was entrusted to equip the national test organisation RAR with 6 complete mobile test stations and more than 110 emission testers.
Having been awarded an international tender in 2001, MAHA has executed a project in the Republic of Rwanda installing several complete networked car & truck test lanes.
With nine fully networked test lines, this is one of Africa’s most modern and largest test halls.
For years now, MAHA has been the main supplier of the national Slovakian vehicle testing organisation “Slowdekra” and has since equipped approx. 70 % of the test lanes in the country.
Since 2002, 60 of the 80 test stations in Slovenia have been equipped with MAHA test lanes (for lorries, cars and motorcycles).
With a market share of over 75%, MAHA is the leading fitter of vehicle inspection technology by some margin.
In 25 years of business operations, MAHA has supplied over 500 brake testers to South Africa.
Starting in 2000, an installation of MAHA emission control systems (dynamometers) has taken place in large and ever increasing numbers to equip private and public testing stations. Approx. 200 to date.
MAHA España currently has a market share of 82% in the periodical vehicle inspection sector, with 842 test lanes installed in 325 test stations.
In recent years, MAHA España has particularly promoted the introduction of motorcycle inspections in test stations and the setting up of a network for workshops specialising in digital tachographs.
Vehicle inspections in Turkey with technology from Bavaria
For years, the Turkish state had been planning to introduce an obligatory nationwide vehicle inspection. The TÜVTURK project was given the go-ahead in 2005 and the first station was opened in Elaziğ in 2008.
Twelve months later, 188 more test stations had been set up, and nationwide test-station coverage was announced by early 2009. A total of 459 test lanes were installed and put into operation for the inspection of cars, lorries and motorcycles on the basis of the German model.
A major challenge for MAHA project management
Production planning in Germany, construction support, transport to the installation site in Turkey and nationwide coordination of the technicians on site – a challenge that only professional project planning can handle. High-precision resource planning and project control are indispensable for a project of this size. On top of this, the geographical, cultural and political factors involved demand immense flexibility.
Another challenge was the regular servicing requirements combined with the extreme distances between the stations. In winter or summer, in a country with a wide range of climate conditions – our response times are uniform across all of Turkey, as is the rapid supply of replacement parts.
Services beyond the end of the project
Over 2000 service visits are controlled centrally from Istanbul every year, implemented from five service support points distributed across the country.
All operations such as repairs, replacement part provision, re-installations and servicing are managed and documented with central software.
Over 200 stations with more than 500 test lanes are now supported. The capability and professionalism of MAHA project management guarantees successful collaboration with our customers for years after the project has been concluded.
In 2000, the police authorities of the Emirate of Dubai issued an international call for tenders for 32 test lanes. In collaboration with the oil company EPPCO, MAHA fitted five complete test centres with 32 computer-networked test lanes in Dubai.
Following a call for tenders issued by the police authorities of Abu Dhabi in 2000, the oil company ADNOC was awarded a contract for more than 25 test lanes, with an average daily throughput of 130 vehicles.
Once more, MAHA provided the complete test-equipment fitting. The number of test lanes has now risen to over 100.
After the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States identified 105 regions in the US for pollution reduction programs, a series of dynamometer and analyser certification took place in California in 1997.
Following this certification, MAHA has become the supplier for 3 out of 4 testing organisations that conduct exhaust tests in Texas, California, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has so far supplied close to 8000 ASM dynamometers to the US.
Emission-projects CA, NY.
A decision was made to modernize vehicle testing and at the end of 2004 the Ministry of Traffic initiated a tender. In line with the program, in the course of which more than 80 test stations are to be completely equipped, MAHA was chosen as supplier for the national test organization „Vietnam Register“.