Our history

Working for a safer and cleaner world since the 1970s

Opus operates in 10 countries across five continents. We are among the top companies in Vehicle Inspection and a leader in Intelligent Vehicle Support.

Our history

Opus has been contributing to a safer and cleaner world since the company was founded in 1990. But our story goes back even further through our acquisition, Envirotest, which has been pioneering U.S. emission testing since the early days of environmental awareness in the 1970s.

Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of new technology and solutions that increase the quality and efficiency of inspections and help drive higher standards. In recent years, our remote sensing and anti-tampering technologies have made emission testing more reliable and scalable.

This passion for innovation continues to be a driving force as we have developed our business through acquisitions and organic growth. In our Intelligent Vehicle Support division, we are doing some of our most exciting work to date, developing the next generation of diagnostic and programming solutions to support automotive service technicians in the run-up to complete vehicle automation. Expect more ground-breaking developments soon.

1990

Opus is founded. The company markets workshop equipment with a focus on emissions testing.

2000

Systech is co-founded by Lothar Geilen, specializing in IT solutions for vehicle inspection and vehicle inspection operations.

2008

Opus acquires Systech and starts to transition to become a vehicle inspection company with 3% market share in the U.S.

2012

Opus acquires ESP and 33 percent of the Swedish vehicle inspection station network, Svensk Bilprovning.

2013

Opus is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in July 2013.

2014

We acquire Envirotest in the U.S. We are now the market leader in the U.S. with a 44% market share.

2015

We expand into new territories with vehicle inspection programs in Chile and Pakistan.

2017

We launch our five-year growth strategy to transform Opus into a USD 400 million business by 2021.

Opus continues to grow with the acquisition of UK-based Autologic, Farsight Diagnostics in the U.S and Spanish remote sensing company, now called Opus RSE.

2018

Our new Intelligent Vehicle Support division is formed.

We extend our vehicle inspection footprint further in the U.S. with the acquisition of Gordon-Darby.

Opus acquires VTV Metro and VTV Norte in Buenos Aires. We now operate vehicle inspection concessions in Argentina's two largest cities.

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