Following its January 2020 acquisition of AutoEnginuity, industry-leading intelligent vehicle support company Opus IVS is accelerating support for European vehicles through it’s world class IVS 360 remote diagnostic service.
A strategic partnership between Opus IVS and diagnostics leader Autocom will see the bundling of Autocom’s advanced CDP+ diagnostic software application with Opus IVS’ DrivePRO. DrivePRO helps independent workshops repair complex vehicles safely and fast, with OE-licensed diagnostic software, remote programming and calibration, supported by live repair guidance from OE brand-specific master technicians.
Established in 2018, Opus IVS has grown through uniting expertise and technology from Drew Technologies, Autologic, BlueLink and AutoEnginuity to develop innovative solutions for more than 50,000 workshops around the world. With sites across the US, in Oxford, UK and in Melbourne, Australia, Opus IVS is part of the world-leading vehicle inspection company, Opus Group.
The partnership between Opus IVS and Autocom will enable independent automotive technicians to access Opus IVS 360 diagnostic support for all brands covered by Autocom’s software application. Opus IVS master technicians will have access to the AutoCom diagnostic tool to review fault-related detail and provide repair assistance in real time.
Work is already underway at the Opus IVS diagnostics and product development team in Oxford to bring Autocom’s diagnostic software alongside DrivePRO in a bundle. Customers across Europe, Australia and New Zealand can expect to be able to use it from spring 2020.
‘I am delighted to announce this unique partnership, which will join the forces of two of Europe’s market-leading diagnostic software manufacturers. Independent workshops throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand working with Opus IVS can be confident of repairing any complex vehicle, whatever the brand, whatever the model.’
- Senior Vice-President at Opus IVS, Kevin Finn
Opus is a technology-driven growth company in the vehicle inspection and intelligent vehicle support markets. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technology within emission and safety testing and intelligent vehicle support. Opus had approximately SEK 2.7 billion in revenues in 2019 with solid operating profit and cash flow. Opus’ goal is to reach an annual revenue growth of 5-10 percent, through organic and acquisitive growth based on 3-year CAGR, and an EBITA margin of 15 percent. The majority of the growth is estimated to come from the international expansion of the vehicle inspection business, with a primary focus on the Latin American and Asian markets, and the expansion of the intelligent vehicle support business. With approximately 2,600 employees, Opus is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Opus has 36 regional offices, 26 of which are in the United States and the others in Sweden, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Spain and Australia. Opus has production facilities in the U.S. in Hartford, Ann Arbor and Tucson. The shares of Opus Group are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.