McLean, VA, July 2, 2019 — Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility in North America at the Metropolis Center (Met Center) business park in Austin, Texas.
A brand-new facility, Met Center comprises over 38,000 square feet and will house over 200 local staff. Kapsch held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday with members of the company’s regional and international leadership teams.
The new facility is conveniently situated between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin. It will be the primary competency center in North America for the Kapsch Project Management Office (PMO), and the Tolling and Back Office Solution Centers. The increased space will also house a new operational call center, an expanded testing lab, and additional capacity to accommodate further growth, all of which will have a positive impact on efficient daily operations.
This move strengthens Kapsch’s footprint in the region by maintaining close proximity to many key customers. It also consolidates more Austin staff to one primary location which will facilitate collaborative product development, testing, and customer demonstrations. Furthermore, Austin’s position as one of North America’s technology hubs will allow Kapsch to access the city’s skilled workforce and to serve its customers with top talent from a centralized location.
Kapsch is a leading provider of all-electronic tolling (AET) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) worldwide, and implements solutions in these fields for customers across the United States. The central and consolidated location of the new Austin office will support Kapsch in serving customers around the country as they bring connected mobility and traffic management services to their constituents.
The expansion to Met Center is the result of Kapsch’s growth in North America, as well as its commitment to ensuring effective customer service and successful growth in the future. The benefits of this move and of Met Center’s new features will enable Kapsch to reinforce and optimize its operations in the United States, and to remain an innovative leader in the ITS industry. “North America and the US in particular are core in Kapsch TrafficCom’s strategy,” said Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch Group and Kaspch TrafficCom. “This investment proves our dedication to North America. Further investments will follow.”
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while helping to reduce pollution.
Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom currently has more than 5,200 employees, and generated revenue of approximately EUR 693,3 million in fiscal year 2017/18.
Nicole Busse, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Kapsch TrafficCom North America
Hans Lang, Investor Relations Officer, Kapsch TrafficCom AG