Kapsch TrafficCom Invests EUR 1.3 Million in Production Expansion of Toll Collection OBUs

Kapsch TrafficCom Invests EUR 1.3 Million in Production Expansion of Toll Collection OBUs

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom is expanding its production of on-board units (OBUs) for contactless toll collection in Vienna by over 30%, allowing for the manufacture of approximately 2 million OBUs annually. The expansion represents an investment of EUR 1.3 million. OBUs enable automatic toll payment without stopping at toll booths, reducing emissions and travel times. The Vienna facility has produced over 50 million OBUs since 2008 and currently employs around 130 people. Kapsch TrafficCom is known for providing sustainable mobility transportation solutions globally, with a focus on tolling, traffic management, and demand management.

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 19-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch Group (VIE: KTCG), one of Austria’s most successful global technology companies, announces that Kapsch TrafficCom, a leading global provider of sustainable mobility transportation solutions, is ramping up its production capacities for on-board units (OBUs) at its Vienna facility. The expansion, representing an increase of more than 30%, will result in the production of approximately 2 million OBUs annually. A total investment of EUR 1.3 million has been committed to the facility expansion.

“Every single OBU produced means less waiting time at toll stations. Combined with the appropriate infrastructure and software platform, this OBU can reduce emissions and congestion,” comments Georg Kapsch, CEO at Kapsch TrafficCom.Road traffic is responsible for one fifth of global emissions – that’s why we are working to make traffic sustainable through the use of technology.”

OBUs are integral for enabling seamless, contactless toll collection, facilitating automatic toll payment without the need to stop at toll booths. This not only streamlines travel but also reduces emissions. Vienna’s facility has been a key player in OBU production, having manufactured over 50 million OBUs since 2008. Presently, the production team comprises around 130 skilled professionals who not only produce OBUs but also highly complex camera systems for traffic and toll management.

Kapsch TrafficCom has a longstanding history of OBU production, having commenced in the early 2000s. The company has supplied OBUs for Austria’s Go-Maut system and various other European and global clients. In 2008, production operations transitioned from the traditional Johann-Hoffmann Platz location in Meidling to the state-of-the-art, 6,000 m2 production facility in Vienna’s 23rd district. This facility has since been dedicated to the fully automated production of OBUs.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a recognized global leader in transportation solutions for sustainable mobility, with a successful track record spanning more than 50 countries. The company’s innovative solutions in tolling, tolling services, traffic management, and demand management contribute to creating a congestion-free, environmentally responsible world.

As a one-stop-shop provider, Kapsch TrafficCom manages the entire customer value chain, from components to system design and implementation through to ongoing system operation.

Headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom maintains subsidiaries and branches in over 25 countries and is listed on the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KTCG. In the 2022/23 financial year, approximately 4,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 553 million.

Media contacts:

Carolin Treichl
Executive Vice President Marketing & Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
+43 50 811 1710

Sandra Bijelic
Head of Corporate Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
+43 50 811 1720

SOURCE: Kapsch TrafficCom AG


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