Joint Venture Company for the Development and Provision of European Electronic Toll Service Has Started

  • The joint venture company for Europe-wide toll settlements using only one box has started

FRANKFURT, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems International GmbH, Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG have founded their joint venture company for the development and provision of the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) for vehicles with more than 3.5 t. All responsible competition authorities had previously given their approval for the joint venture.

Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG have entered into a partnership with T-Systems EETS GmbH, which is already registered as an EETS provider. The joint venture operates under the name Toll4Europe GmbH. The objective of Toll4Europe GmbH is to reduce the complexity between national toll chargers and service providers. The Toll4Europe GmbH platform will enable service providers of all sizes to offer their customers an EETS service as a sales partner.

T-Systems owns 55 % of Toll4Europe, Daimler 30 % and DKV 15 %. Toll4Europe will therefore be governed by T-Systems, a company that brings over 14 years of toll experience into the joint venture and is responsible for the technology as well as the sales partner management. Daimler contributes its expertise for the future integration of the on-board unit into the vehicle. DKV’s contribution is 25 years’ experience in the toll business and the know-how gained from billing 30 European tolls to currently 140,000 customers.

Therefore, the necessary conditions to technically implement the planned toll box throughout European tolling systems have been created. The introduction of the toll box is planned for 2018. At first, the box is intended to cover Belgium, Germany, France, Austria and Poland. The plan is to integrate Italy, Portugal, Spain and Hungary right from the start as well or 13 April 2017 very soon afterwards. In the medium-term, the aim is for all present and future road, bridge and tunnel tolls to be collected using the same, single device.

Contact person:

Deutsche Telekom AG:
Corporate Communications, +49 (0) 228 181-4949,
medien@telekom.de

Daimler Financial Services AG:
Florian Otto, +49 (0) 711 2574-5868,
florian.otto@daimler.com

DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG:
Dirk Heinrichs, +49 (0) 2102 55 17-889,
dirk.heinrichs@dkv-euroservice.com

Further information for media representatives is available on the Internet at:
https://www.telekom.com/companyprofile
www.media.daimler.com and www.daimler.com
www.dkv-euroservice.com

About Deutsche Telekom: https://www.telekom.com/companyprofile

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DKV Euro Service: DKV Euro Service has been one of the leading service providers to logistics and transport businesses for over 80 years. From cash-free service en route at more than 65,000 brand-independent acceptance points through toll billing to value added tax refunds, DKV offers a host of services for cost optimisation and fleet management across the whole of Europe. DKV is part of the DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group, which employs around 900 people. In 2016, the Group achieved a turnover of EUR 6.3 billion and operated in 42 countries. Currently more than 2.7 million DKV CARDs and on-board units are used by around 140,000 customers. In 2016, the DKV CARD was named as the best brand in the fuel and service cards category for the twelfth time in a row.

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