History of DEKRA Slovensko
The beginnings of PTI in Slovakia
At the beginning of the seventies of the last century, Czechoslovakia, as a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, began to incorporate the issue of technical requirements for the operation of vehicles into its legal system. On the basis of decrees and resolutions of state authorities, the process of building a network of technical vehicle inspection stations in our territory has begun. The first technical inspection station in Slovakia was built in Banská Bystrica in 1974. The project was developed by the national company MOTOTRANS Banská Bystrica.
It was followed by STK in Košice in 1976, further in 1979 by STK in Bojnice and Žilina, and the construction process was completed in 1980, when STK was established in Nitra, Spišská Nová Ves and Bratislava (Polianky).
The state's intention was to build a sufficient network of technical inspection stations so that mandatory regular technical inspections of vehicles could be introduced. The entire STK network was covered by the Institute of Road Management and Transport (hereinafter referred to as "ÚCHD"), which was subordinate to the then Ministry of the Interior - Transport Administration as a budgetary organization.
Until 1989, the STK network in Slovakia consisted of seven large technical inspection stations built in the previous decade. Due to the ever-increasing number of cars, the state allowed the expansion of the STK network in the early nineties.