The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and the company Ajovarma Oy have today, on 9 June, signed a contract on the provision of services related to driving examinations and driving licences. The contract will take effect on 1 January 2016.
According to the contract, Ajovarma will be in charge of driving examinations and handle personnel licensing for road traffic, such as driving licences and professional competence examinations, as well as any related service tasks from 1 January 2016. The reform means that the services related to driving examinations and driving licences will be available under the same roof. “The new services related to driving licences will help us to offer our customers an even wider range of services. We believe the customers will appreciate the opportunity to run all their errands in the same place and on one visit,” says Hanna Hakanen, Director General of Transport Operators Sector at Trafi.
Ajovarma offers these services at more than one hundred offices across the country. Ajovarma’s offices are mainly located in the same premises as the A-Katsastus inspection stations. ”The extensive Ajovarma network and its expertise based on years of experience ensure a high-quality customer experience, also when it comes to new services,” says Hannu Pellikka, Managing Director of Ajovarma.
“It seems very likely that the cost for driving licences will drop with this reform. The final prices will be confirmed later this year, but it is anticipated that the total price will be lower,” says Hakanen.
Trafi launched an invitation to tender for the provision of services related to driving examinations and licences to find a new partner. Tenders were invited on a regional basis, and the collective offer of Ajovarma Oy, A-Katsastus Oy, Yksityiset K-asemat Oy and A-Katsastus Group won all of the thirteen regions listed.
For further information, please contact:
Marko Rajamäki, Head of Unit
marko.rajamaki (at) trafi.fi, tel. + 358 (0) 29 5345 465
Hanna Hakanen, Director General of Transport Operators Sector
hanna.hakanen (at) trafi.fi, tel. (0) 29 5345 307
Hannu Pellikka, Managing Director
hannu.pellikka (at) ajovarma.fi, tel. +358 (0) 45 632 2022