tolltickets and Axxès Market Kapsch’s New On-Board Unit for European Electronic Toll Service

Leading-edge technology, improved usability, smaller size and larger capacity for value-added services

Vienna (AT)/Lyon (FR)/Rosenheim (DE), March 15, 2018 — tolltickets, a Kapsch Group company, and Axxès are launching a brand-new on-board unit (OBU) which is certified for the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS).

Kapsch TrafficCom and Axxès have been working closely on designing and supporting EETS solutions. The commonly introduced solution in Belgium was the first to be certified as EETS in time for the start date on April 1, 2016. Today, Axxès serves a fleet of 200,000 trucks equipped with a satellite solution by Kapsch TrafficCom. “Honed with five years-worth of users’ feedback, its ease-of-use is second to none!” says Jerome Lejeune, President of Axxès. “It will allow us to extend the reach of our services to customers and partners” adds Gérard Baranczak, COO of Axxès. Axxès is a leading supplier to European transport companies, with the simplest, easiest and most reliable tolling and ITS solutions.

Axxès and Kapsch have decided to leverage on their long lasting cooperation by working jointly on the development of their solutions. Both companies are willing to address the new toll domains opened to the EETS market in the near future, starting with Germany and Italy. EETS will facilitate daily operations for road users, improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. Today, in the various EU member states, road users pay tolls to the respective local toll chargers. For example, this obliges an internationally operating truck to equip and register with an OBU in each country it enters.

In the future, only one contract with an EETS provider and a single OBU will be needed. Hence, EETS is complementary to the national electronic toll services of the member states. “Due to a variety of ITS-services and technical features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, the EETS-OBU provides additional value for drivers and transportation companies in their daily business,” comments André Laux, Chief Operating Officer at Kapsch TrafficCom. “The new OBU can be used on the entire EETS-capable toll road network in Europe, even in Italy which uses a different communication technology”, adds Peter Selmayr, General Manager at tolltickets. The company, founded in Germany in 2007, is a leading toll service provider catering to B2C and B2B customers. In addition to toll services, the company’s portfolio includes transaction handling and online authorization services for fleet card companies.

Axxès, as EETS provider and with over 39,000 client companies, is the most dynamic player in the interoperable HGV toll market. It offers freight and passenger transporters an intelligent, reliable toll collection system for paying European tolls using a single on-board unit and a single subscription. It fully intends to continue developing its services to adapt to road transport companies’ changing needs. This is why it designs innovative services based on the latest technologies, such as its geolocation service specialised in optimising and understanding toll costs. Its ambitions are to set the benchmark for interoperable toll collection in Europe and to be a higher value partner for road transporters.

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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 4,800 employees, and generated revenue of approximately EUR 648 million in fiscal year 2016/17

tolltickets provides customers throughout Europe with services and solutions to European tolling systems. The Rosenheim-based company offers in-depth information on countries, their tolls and more as well as vignettes and on-board units accordingly. Tolltickets was founded in 2007 and became a Kapsch Group company in 2017. It strives to provide a single European solution to all the European tolling systems.

Press Contacts:

Alf Netek, Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer, Kapsch AG

Alexandra Vieh, Head of Marketing and PR, Global, Kapsch TrafficCom AG

Marie Leroy, Monet + Associés for Axxès

Investor Contact:

Hans Lang, Investor Relations Officer, Kapsch TrafficCom AG

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