The large project TÜVTURK has been completed
The large project TÜVTURK has been completedTurkey now has a countrywide testing system
Turkey now has a countrywide testing system
The largest total order in the history of MAHA has been concluded: the last truckload embarked for Turkey on 24.10.2008. It transported equipment which was needed to complete the last test station set up. 80 truckloads have made their way to Turkey since the beginning of the operative phase of this huge project in the fall of 2007.
The Turkish government had made the decision years ago to introduce a countrywide testing system to help minimize the number of accidents with personal injury, having established a clear correlation with technical defects on motor vehicles. This led to the founding of TÜVTURK.
TÜVTURK, consisting of the German TÜV Süd and two Turkish companies with long years of experience in the automotive sector, were authorized to create and operate the project. The tasks include building, equipping, training and operating the project for a period of 20 years.
189 test stations needed to be built with - in one year- distributed across the entire country.
MAHA was awarded the order to supply all equipment, do the installation and participate in the training sessions for the Turkish skilled personnel.
Within a one year period – spread across the entire country – 189 TÜV stations as well as 81 mobile units have been set up. MAHA has supplied 205 test lanes for the testing of cars and 222 test lanes for truck testing.
The realization of this kind of mammoth project requires a maximum of competency in both skilled knowledge and human interaction. Top planning and organizational a bilities are a prerequisite for successfully tackling the project tasks of building, supplying and installation of equipment, commissioning and training of Turkish skilled workers. Our dealer in Turkey, Mr. Yardimcilar deserves most of the credit for the success of this project. The teamwork and competent cooperation with him made it possible to meet the tightly de fined time frames and achieve the high goals set. A centralized project management at MAHA in Haldenwang did the controlling including the regular conversations and meeting with TÜVTURK and monitoring on location.
This was the biggest project in MAHA's history. And the people in Turkey profit in no small way from the introduction of this countrywide test system. Firstly, a reduction in traffic accidents has been achieved – and secondly new jobs have been created. TÜVTURK has already created 1,700 new positions as of August 2008, with 500 of these being at the test stations and 700 in the training sector.