CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - DEKRA North America (NA), Inc. today announced the opening of a new automotive emissions and safety inspection station in Concord, North Carolina. The new DEKRA emissions and safety station is part of DEKRA's Automotive Inspections Group, which offers independent and unbiased vehicle emission and safety inspections for consumer and commercial vehicles. DEKRA testing locations are also a one-stop shop for consumers' vehicle safety needs -- with safety maintenance products like windshield wiper blades, fuel caps, washer fluid, fuses, and safety tools available onsite.

DEKRA is the global leader in emission and safety inspections -- conducting over 26 million vehicle technical inspections worldwide each year. In North America, DEKRA operates over 50 independent emissions testing facilities in California, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Ontario, Canada.

"We are an emissions testing and safety services firm and our customers' vehicle safety and environmental compliance is our prime focus," said Kirk Fordham, Senior Director, Technical and Quality Excellence. "Our full service safety shop offers a broad range of safety maintenance items to keep you and your vehicle safe on the road. Early next year, DEKRA will be publishing a Teen Driving Safety Report to share with our customers."

DEKRA offers a wide range of inspection services including regulated Emissions Testing, Safety Inspections, Pre-Purchased Used Car Inspections, Family Trip Car Inspections, and Headlight and Directional Signal Tests, as well as a broad selection of vehicle safety products.

"We are excited to be expanding in North Carolina and look forward to working with customers who want a partner who has only their best interests in mind. Our objective is to provide vehicle owners with fast, focused, and full service safety inspections and maintenance," said Donald O. Nicholson, CEO and President of DEKRA North America. "Through the opening of this new station, we continue to capitalize on DEKRA's position as the global leader in vehicle technical inspections in achieving our geographic expansion goals within the U.S."


DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin, Germany, the company is one of the world's leading expert organizations today. DEKRA generated sales of around EUR 2.5 billion in 2014. The company currently employs around 35,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents. DEKRA North America is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia. DEKRA's qualified and independent experts work for safety on the road, at work and at home. Services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work.

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