The MVA brand
MVA started in 1968 as "Alan M Voorhees and Associates", a UK subsidiary of American Transport Consultants, and we were appointed to undertake a transport study for Tyne and Wear. Brian Martin, who had been Greater London Council's Chief Transport Planner, was appointed as Managing Director of Voorhees' UK operations and after some years the company was renamed Martin and Voorhees Associates in recognition of his role.
In 1983 the management of Martin and Voorhees Associates bought the company from its American owners and the company's name was changed to MVA.
As a professional consultancy that builds its name on quality consulting services and leading edge technology,
MVA brand assets are:
Practical & Sustainable solutions | Competitive positioning
State-of-the-Art technology | Contemporary Market Intelligence
In 2009, MVA in Asia has aligned with the global MVA brand VISUAL IDENTITY SYSTEM (VIS).
Colour is a powerful and distinctive element of our visual identity. And our chosen palette is a combination of – VIBRANT, BRIGHT COLOURS and UNDERSTATED, SOPHISTICATED GREYS. MVA is known for its RED and it still has stood out in the markets where MVA operates in. To work alongside our RED, we have introduced an equally strong VIOLET and GOLD. .
MVA is a Group
company. Systra was founded in 1957, and is one of the world's leading groups of consultancy in rail and urban transport engineering, with strong international presence in 350 cities at 150 countries. The Group, along with its subsidiaries – MVA Hong Kong, MVA Consultancy, Citilabs, Systra Consulting, Canarail, and Sotec Ingénierie, is currently 2,500 employee-strong, with a consolidated turnover of over Euro 241.3 million (2008).
In 2009, the Group has won the National Engineering 'Grand Prix' for the innovative design and management of the Dubai metro.