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Kapsch is one of Austria's most successful global technology companies. Kapsch Group currently comprises various subsidiaries including the flagship company Kapsch TrafficCom. With its comprehensive ITS portfolio, Kapsch is actively addressing the challenges of the present and the future with intelligent mobility solutions in a wide range of application areas. As a family-owned company founded in 1892 and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch can look back on 130 years of experience with the future. Each year, the Kapsch Group invests approximately ten percent of total revenues back into research and development to ensure consistent innovation and new technologies for the benefit of its customers around the world.

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  • 11. January 2022
    Free-flow tolling to become available for New Hampshire drivers

    System integrator Kapsch TrafficCom to convert existing toll zones with all-electronic option. (Duluth, GA – January 11, 2022) The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has selected Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) to convert three remaining NHDOT toll zones to mainline all-electronic tolling (AET) from mixed-mode payment. This project extends Kapsch’s work scope initially contracted in 2015, in which Kapsch converted NHDOT toll sites at Hampton and Hooksett to provide a free-flow AET option at those toll plazas. The sites Kapsch will convert to AET are at Dover, Rochester, and Bedford, and will each feature single-gantry architecture that contains all tolling equipment. The Kapsch nVDC stereoscopic video sensor will trigger license plate reading (ALPR) cameras while supporting vehicle detection and classification, along with sensors and in-pavement treadles. The Kapsch VRX camera will facilitate video tolling for vehicles that do not have a toll transponder. Drivers will no longer need to stop, slow down, or change lanes at any point along these five sites in order to pay tolls, which will help improve traffic congestion, road safety, and vehicle emissions. As part of the project, Kapsch will also enhance its existing multiprotocol readers (MPR2.3) along NHDOT toll sites, enabling the agency to process all tolling protocols and support the goal of national tolling interoperability. Kapsch is a leading provider of electronic toll collection systems throughout the world, and has provided products and services to NHDOT through the E-ZPass Group since 2005. JB Kendrick, President of Kapsch TrafficCom North America, states: “The introduction of new free-flow traffic lanes at all NHDOT toll sites will offer drivers increased convenience and faster journeys, and we are glad to partner with NHDOT in this effort by expanding our proven AET solution at all the plaza locations.” Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2020/21 financial year, around 4,660 employees generated revenues of approximately EUR 500 million.  

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  • 21. December 2021
    Ruta Nogales Puchuncaví will have the latest in toll technology

    Santiago, Chile, December 21, 2021 – New system allows combination of conventional and Free Flow tolling for a better user experience. A new electronic toll system will be installed on a 27 km stretch of the route through the Valparaíso region in Chile's central valley. Kapsch TrafficCom, a leading global toll technology and mobility management company, has been awarded the contract to implement its SmartToll system by Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Camino Nogales-Puchuncaví S.A. (Canopsa) of the company Aleatica. This will bring state-of-the-art toll collection to the market.  The project consists of an innovative system that combines traditional plazas with the Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) system. This offers a more flexible experience to highway users, who have different payment options and the possibility of reducing their travel time. According to Felipe Darrigrande, Country Manager of Kapsch TrafficCom in Chile, “this project is particularly interesting because of the combination of technologies that will result in a better end user experience, and also because it is the first implementation of our SmartToll system in Chile.” Within this project, Kapsch is responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of the end-to-end toll collection system. This also includes the Back Office systems for the electronic toll collection, the Operational Back Office and the Commercial Back Office and Customer Service Center. Paulo Cezar de Souza, Project Manager and Technical Director of Aleatica Labs, states that “Aleatica is an globally active, intelligent transportation infrastructure operation company with the user at the center of its operations. The installation of this type of system is an example of how innovation and technology improve the user experience, offering greater efficiency in traffic flow.” Innovative systems for a better user experience The free-flow tolling system of Kapsch TrafficCom has been successfully implemented around the world. Thanks to the company's focus on R&D, the system installed in Chile is capable of the detection of double wheels on the rear axle with gantry-based sensors. Together with its axle detection and classification system, this allows categorizing vehicles to be charged according to the respective rate. The gantry-based sensors also allow greater safety for vehicles and for maintenance personnel, since no road blocks are required for system meintenance.

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  • 20. December 2021
    Poland Joins European Toll Service Network by Tolltickets

    Vienna, December 20, 2021  – 1.2   million trucks save time with new on-board unit. Tolling services provider Tolltickets launches its services in Poland. From December 1 st , Tolltickets users will be able to drive from Gdańsk to Ghent with one single on-board device and one single invoice, saving time and making the lives of drivers easier. With more than 1.2 million trucks having to pay tolls – 55% of which are registered in a foreign country – Poland is both an important transit country and one of Europe’s leading distribution hubs. The addition of Poland to Tolltickets’ portfolio also complements its broad coverage in critical European logistics centres – Quentin Couret, COO of Tolltickets, comments: “ By successfully adding Poland to our growing list of countries, we are delighted to be able to cover the strategically important East to West corridor through Germany, in addition to our existing North to South corridor through Hungary and Bulgaria”.   Jan Kersten, Managing Director at Tolltickets concludes: “ Tolltickets has once again proven its ability to react to a major change in a tolling system in a record time. With our supplies of on-board units on stock, we are ready to provide effective solutions for our partners supporting heavy vehicle fleets across Europe” . Following swiftly on from its recent extension to Belgium and the Scandinavian countries, Tolltickets Poland becomes an important country as part of its rapidly expanding EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) coverage.

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  • 25. November 2021
    Driving across Europe is becoming easier

    Vienna, 25 November 2021  – Tolltickets adds Belgium and Scandinavian countries to its growing tolling network. Beginning in December, Tolltickets will add an additional 800km of toll roads in Norway, several ferry providers and the world-famous Øresund and Storebaelt bridges to its network, expanding its services both for private and business customers across Europe. In Belgium, where all heavy goods vehicles (exceeding a weight of 3,5 tons) must be equipped with an On-Board Unit (OBU), Tolltickets’ partners and customers will now benefit from a fully integrated solution. The Belgium road network is a significant step forward as it connects tolltickets’ users in Central and Eastern Europe with the port of Antwerp, one of the world’s largest seaports. With this service expansion, Tolltickets’ users can now pay tolls seamlessly in eight countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway) with a single device. Quentin Couret, COO of Tolltickets, comments: “ Belgium and Scandinavia are important milestones in our strategy to cover Europe with one single OBU, reducing complexity and increasing profitability for our customers.” Jan Kersten, Tolltickets Managing Director, concludes: “Since entering the EETS market, tolltickets has been growing rapidly and continuously added new territories to its existing toll road network. More toll domains and will be added to its existing portfolio soon.”

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  • 24. November 2021
    OPINION: Emissions targets need more than double of COP26 efforts

    Vienna, 24 November 2021  – The Glasgow Climate Pact is ambitious, but not enough. Commitments amount to 4.8 billion mt of CO 2 , while they need to fall by 12.5 billion mt in 2030 to get on track with a 2°C goal, according to the UN. For cities, the main drivers of emissions, digital traffic management is a valuable tool to reduce emissions while improving air quality. Cities like Austin or Madrid already take action and benefit from such measures today. The recently adopted Glasgow Climate Pact is an ambitious attempt to set targets for reducing emissions – but most countries are way off track in terms of meeting them. In fact, in order to achieve a warming limit of 1.5°C, efforts to curb emissions would have to reach 27 billion mt CO 2 by 2030. In addition to being am major source of emissions that are damaging the environment, urban transport is also responsible for air pollution in cities, as none-fuel emissions like tire wear emissions and braking particulates pose a significant health danger to the city population. Kapsch TrafficCom is making cities breathe again “Today, more than 80% of cities worldwide struggle with air pollution,” explains Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. “The impact on the environment and public health cannot be denied. Promising to focus on electric vehicles in the future is not enough and will by far not resolve the situation – immediate actions are required. We have the tools available to change things for the better, empowering cities to address these issues head-on.” By making use of the increased connectivity of infrastructure elements and traffic participants, joined-up traffic management can help cities to better guide traffic and reduce emissions-heavy congestion. Joined-up traffic management systems improve traffic flow on busy roads, influence drivers to moderate and modify their road-usage behaviour, free up space on roads for greener transport alternatives and improve air quality. By connecting infrastructure and traffic participants, cities both improve the quality of life for their citizens as well as combat global warming. The impact of traffic management In Austin, Texas, the implementation of managed lanes has improved throughput leading to reduced traffic congestion and increased revenue generation for the city. In Madrid, Spain, Kapsch data shows that Integrated Mobility Management has reduced delays and stops by 19% and journey times by 5%. Additionally, by employing joined-up traffic management measures like congestion charging, CO 2  emissions in the British city of London could be reduced by up to 20%, according to an independent assessment. Kapsch TrafficCom is working continuously to empower cities with tools to combat congestion and air pollution. That is why the company is launching its “Breathe”-campaign, emphasizing its efforts to give back cities the ability to breathe, from Times Square, New York to the streets of Buenos Aires, Melbourne and beyond. Check out more information on our Breathe-Campaign here: www.kapsch.net/en/ktc/breathe

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  • 18. November 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for the first half of 2021/22

    Highlights. Earnings positive again, revenues at previous year‘s level. EBIT of both segments positive. Stable gearing. Guidance 2021/22: Revenues up by approximately 10% to around EUR 550 million, EBIT margin of around 3%. “I am glad to see that the restructuring measures are having an effect. However, the Group continues to feel the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. Therefore, the main focus in the second half of the year will be on maintaining cost discipline and acquiring new business. However, I am convinced that we have not only put the most difficult phase behind us, but also used it to make the Group leaner, more flexible, more agile, and better aligned to future opportunities,“ says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million H1 2020/21 H1 2021/22 +/- Revenues 25.5 255.2 -0.9 % EBIT -57.8 10.6 >100 %    EBIT margin -22.5 % 4.2 % 26.6 PP Result for the period attributable to equity holders -54.0 3.0 >100 % Earnings per share (EUR) -4.15 0.23 € +4.38 Vienna, November   18, 2021 – Kapsch TrafficCom generated a positive operating result (EBIT) of EUR 11 million in the first half of the current financial year, compared to a negative EBIT of EUR -58 million on approximately the same revenues in the first half of the previous financial year. In the first half of 2021/22, special effects amounting to EUR ‑4 million (previous year: EUR -59 million) had an impact on EBIT. Compared to the first half of the last financial year, the EBIT margin increased by around 27 percentage points to 4%. It was right and important to reduce the company's cost base significantly and sustainably, especially as the Group continues to clearly feel the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. New business momentum was persistently low, especially in the implementation business, due to a lack of sufficient market opportunities. The components business suffered from shortages of electronic components, which meant that existing demand could not be met as desired. In some markets, on the other hand, demand continued to be lower. The financial result amounted to EUR -3 million (previous year: EUR -8 million). Tax expenses amounted to EUR 2 million (previous year: tax income of EUR 11 million). The result for the period attributable to shareholders amounted to EUR 3 million (previous year: EUR -54 million), corresponding to earnings per share of EUR 0.23 (previous year: EUR -4.15). Free cash flow amounted to EUR -1 million in the first half of 2021/22 (previous year: EUR -30 million). Therefore, net debt increased slightly to EUR -174 million since the last reporting date (March 31, 2021: EUR -170 million). The gearing remained constant at 200%. The partial repayment of the promissory note bond and a bank loan totaling EUR 49 million from own funds had a balance sheet-reducing effect in the first quarter. Total assets amounted to EUR 553 million as of September 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: EUR 593 million). The equity ratio increased from 14% to 16% in the first half of 2021/22.   Segment results for the first half of 2021/22. 71% of revenues were generated by the tolling segment and 29% by the traffic management segment. 57% of revenues were generated in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region, 39% in the Americas region (North, Central and South America) and 4% the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Tolling segment. Sales decreased by 5% to EUR 181 million. Declines in the implementation business of 42% and in the components business of 9% were not offset by 23% higher revenues in the operations business.  The EMEA region made the largest contribution to revenues with EUR 101 million. In total, this region recorded a growth of 7%. In the Americas region, revenues declined by 16% to EUR 71 million. In the APAC region, revenues decreased by EUR 2 million to EUR 9 million. Tolling segment. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million H1 2020/21 H1 2021/22 +/- Revenues 190.6 181.0 -5.0 % EBIT -52.1 1.3 >100 %    EBIT margin -27.3 % 0.7 % 28.1 PP EBIT was positive at EUR 1 million (previous year: EUR -52 million). The EBIT margin was 1% (previous year: ‑27%).  Segment Traffic Management. Revenues increased by 11% to EUR 74 million. This was due in particular to the operations business, which grew by 21%.  The largest contribution to revenues was made by the EMEA region with EUR 44 million. In total, this region recorded an increase of 24%. In the Americas region, revenues declined by 3% to EUR 28 million. In the APAC region, revenues decreased by EUR 0.4 million to EUR 2 million.  Traffic Management segment. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million H1 2020/21 H1 2021/22 +/- Revenues 66.9 74.1 +10.8 % EBIT -5.7 9.3 >100 %    EBIT margin -8.6 % 12.6 % 21.1 PP EBIT was positive at EUR 9 million (previous year: EUR -6 million). The EBIT margin was 13% (previous year: ‑9%). Outlook. Management forecasts revenues to increase by approximately 10% to around EUR 550 million in financial year 2021/22. The company expects growth in North America as well as a continued recovery in the components business. This should compensate for the expiry of the operations projects in Poland at the end of the second quarter and in the third quarter. The EBIT margin is expected to be in the region of 3%. In addition to maintaining cost discipline, the main focus in the second half of the year will be on acquiring new business. Management expects the most important economies to further stabilize as COVID vaccination coverage rates increase. This is the basis for higher market momentum. It is not possible to say exactly when a significant recovery can be expected on a broad basis. Until then, however, the Group expects the market situation to improve. The report on the first half of 2021/22 as well as further materials on the results are scheduled to be available today, from 7:35 a.m. (CET), at: www.kapsch.net/en/ktc/IR

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  • 9. November 2021
    Reducing emissions and reducing stress – City of Vienna presents first steps of groundbreaking traffic management system

    Vienna, November 9, 2021 – City of Vienna and Kapsch TrafficCom launch climate-friendly mobility of the future with Traffic Management   2.0. Such initiatives can help the UK to achieve its net zero target by 2050.   In the fight against the global climate crisis and its consequences, emission reduction in traffic plays an essential role. The digitalization of traffic management is an important lever for cities that want to reduce emissions while simultaneously improving the traffic experience.  With the UK Governements Decarbonising Transport Plan, deploying the Traffic Management 2 solution paves the way in defining real improvements to air quality and with Kapsch innovation always addressing the key challenges, examples such as this project are excellent illustratons of how technology can play a vital role in achieving the Decarbonisation plan.  Intelligent, networked systems not only increase traffic safety, but also contribute to climate protection. They enable smooth transportation and thus reduce emissions. As a climate protection pioneer, the City of Vienna is at the forefront here, too, with a lighthouse project jointly pursued with Kapsch TrafficCom. "We are working on further climate protection measures in road traffic. Smart transportation management helps to improve the traffic conditions and thus the CO 2  balance. We are now launching a pioneer project with its first application, the Grüne Welle Wien app. It can already save up to 15% of emissions, as well as make the lives of the Vienna bicyclists a lot easier" says Ulli Sima, City Councilor for Mobility and Digitalization, who presented the Traffic Management 2.0 project together with Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom.  Traffic Management 2.0   Under the slogan "Traffic Management 2.0," the City of Vienna and Kapsch TrafficCom are implementing a comprehensive set of measures for future-oriented transportation guidance. Those range from networked traffic lights that prevent congestion and switch to green for approaching streetcars, to an intelligent navigation system that anticipates critical traffic situations in real time, helps to proactively circumvent traffic jams and protects sensitive areas such as schools, thus ensuring greater safety on school routes. Long term, the aim is for Traffic Management 2.0 functions to be available directly in vehicles, too. That way, Vienna will be well prepared for the coming innovation boosts such as autonomous driving. "What sounds a bit like science fiction today could be quite commonplace in the foreseeable future when all of this is made possible by the networked and intelligent traffic systems that we are now bringing to live in Vienna," says Steve Parsons, Sales Director at Kapsch TrafficCom. Grüne Welle Wien The Grüne Welle Wien app is the first step of the Traffic Management 2.0 project. It will enable cyclists and car drivers to make their way through city traffic at much less effort and stress, as well as in a more fuel-efficient and comfortable way. The smartphone app either shows at which speed – within the permitted speed limit – the next traffic light can be reached at green or how many seconds it will still be on red. If a traffic light is on red, road users may coast and thus still be moving when the light turns green again. This means fewer start-ups and a much better flow of traffic. In the case of cars, this saves up to 15 percent fuel and emissions. When cycling, the app allows to perfectly adjust the physical effort to the green phases and to travel much more smoothly through the city. "Vienna is becoming one of the leading cities in Europe when it comes to mobility. With Grüne Welle Wien, traffic signals in the city will communicate intelligently with road users. In order to avoid congestion, the next step will be to flexibly control the green phases at the traffic lights depending on the actual traffic volume. Stress and environmental pollution can thus be drastically reduced,” concludes Parsons.

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  • 27. October 2021
    Study: Road congestion costs South American cities billions

    Inter-American Development Bank advocates intelligent traffic management Just building new roads is a dead end policy Santiago de Chile, Oct. 27, 2021 – A recent paper from the Inter-American Development Bank finds that South American cities are among the most congested cities in the world, costing cities like Sao Paulo over USD 2 billion per year. However, real time traffic management should be used as a game changer. The traffic management company Kapsch TrafficCom already uses smart technology in various countries to implement next generation solutions. In the past, the main approach towards reducing congestion was to build new roads. But the IADB publication shows that this instead increases the number of vehicles on the road. Clearly, combatting congestion needs a smarter approach. That is why tools like connected mobility and real time traffic management should be used to improve traffic in the cities, according to the publication. World´s smartest traffic managment in Melbourne One highly innovative example of connected mobility is the AIMES project in Melbourne, Australia. By using Bluetooth connections to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, sensors placed on buses, trams and trains as well as environmental sensors recording pollution and noise, the “Mobility Hub” developed by Kapsch TrafficCom connects, informs and guides traffic participants. The system, covering an inner city area of 6km², over 100km of roads and more than 70 intersections, is being called the “Smartest Traffic Management in the World” and ensures a smoother flow of traffic, reduces congestion and improves safety at the same time. Buenos Aires guides traffic in real time A recent example of a successful traffic management project is the EcoTrafix platform that Kapsch TrafficCom installed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. By implementing its innovative traffic management system, Kapsch TrafficCom integrated the city’s various traffic control technologies under one umbrella system and shifted traffic control from a reactive to proactive and collaborative traffic management. Now, Buenos Aires boasts a modern, state-of-the-art integrated control center that makes traffic management and communication between the various traffic agencies of the city easier and more efficient. Solutions for all traffic stakeholders “With today’s technology, we can guide the traffic on the road in a way that avoids unnecessary congestion and improves the traffic experience for all participants, from drivers to cyclists to pedestrians”, says Emilio Rivas, Executive Vice President at Kapsch TrafficCom Latin America, a globally renowned provider of solutions for sustainable mobility. “The key is to provide authorities with live, or even predictive, information and the right tools to guide traffic.” This can be achieved through the Kapsch Predictive Analytics Module (PAM), which combines real-time traffic data with historical data to predict changing traffic conditions – both over the next 30 minutes, but also for a period of up to 10 days into the future. The solution draws on a number of relevant data sources, including GNSS data, data from roadside sensors, weather data, information about planned events in the locality, and more. This allows agencies to take preventative action before the situation worsens, improving the traffic experience for all stakeholders and reducing emissions at the same time. “We are also making it even easier for road users to get where they’re going faster,” Rivas continues. “We are enabling road users to speed up their journeys and to reduce emissions associated with congestion.” Innovative solutions like Kapsch Connected Driving help road users save time on every journey, while also reducing stress caused by delays and difficult driving conditions. Additionally, driving within recommended speed guidelines and ‘riding the green wave’ helps road users to save fuel, while also reducing wear and tear on their vehicles and tyres, and lowering related maintenance costs. The IADB publication can be found here . Innovation at Kapsch TrafficCom Those are just some of the solutions and innovations we are working on at Kapsch TrafficCom. If you want to find out more, download our use case folder at innovation.kapsch.net and learn how we at Kapsch can help you to shape your city’s mobility.

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  • 20. October 2021
    Melbourne Pilots Smartest Traffic Management In The World

    Kapsch TrafficCom Australia build on their existing ‘ Mobility Hub’ within the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) The ‘Mobility Hub’ covers over 100km of road, more than 70 intersections and multiple types of transportation Interview with Professor Majid Sarvi, The University of Melbourne Vienna/Melbourne, Oct. 20, 2021 – Majid Sarvi, AIMES Director and Professor Of Transport Engineering at the University of Melbourne, talks about the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), the world’s smartest ‘Mobility Hub’ , developed together with Kapsch TrafficCom, located on the streets of inner-city Melbourne.

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  • 20. October 2021
    COO André Laux to leave the Executive Board

    The Supervisory Board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG has mutually agreed with André Laux, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company, on an early termination of his mandate as a member of the Executive Board, which runs until 2024. Georg Kapsch (CEO) takes over the sales agendas from Mr. Laux and will thus be responsible for all sales regions. Andreas Hämmerle (CFO) is additionally responsible for supply chain management including manufacturing. With immediate effect, the Executive Board of Kapsch TrafficCom consists of Georg Kapsch (CEO), Andreas Hämmerle (CFO), and Alfredo Escribá (CTO).

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  • 6. October 2021
    Reducing emissions and avoiding congestion: Kapsch TrafficCom presents innovative solutions and Smart Urban Mobility at the ITS World Congress 2021

    Hamburg/Vienna, October 6, 2021 – In terms of sustainable mobility in cities, avoiding congestion is a key issue. Intelligent traffic management enables quick, effective solutions and positive effects on the environment and quality of life. From October 11 to 15, experts from Kapsch will be presenting their mobility solutions for digital traffic control and intelligent networking of vehicles and roads at booth 5405 (Messe Hamburg). The negative economic and ecological effects of congested road networks are undisputed. For example, a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are attributable to traffic. The fact that this is also causing resentment among those affected was recently made clear by the Kapsch TrafficCom Index-2021: 70% of German and 74% of Austrian respondents no longer consider road traffic emissions to be acceptable. Intelligent traffic management enables traffic authorities to record and respond to traffic conditions in real time. While conventional solutions are time-delayed and inaccurate, a proactive solution takes into account current traffic conditions and combines measures such as dynamic pricing, intelligent vehicle routing and signal optimization to manage demand from private motorized transport. “Traffic congestion and its associated emissions create a public health crisis and cause millions of dollars in lost productivity. That's why we are driving innovation and technology in key areas such as Connected Driving, Smart Roads and Smart Mobility Pricing. All these elements need to work together if we want to achieve sustainable change”, says Gerd Gröbminger, Vice President Sales CENECA at Kapsch TrafficCom. A first convenience function that can be implemented quickly is the Green Wave Assistant. Traffic signal timing data is processed directly for drivers with a smartphone app or integrated into the vehicle navigation system so that they can keep up with the green phases of the traffic signals and drive more smoothly as well as save energy. Another important tool for combating traffic congestion as part of an intelligent traffic management strategy is the optimization of signaling. This involves adjusting traffic signal timing so that traffic does not back up at intersections. This optimization of signaling can reduce congestion by up to 25%. In addition, intelligent traffic management also includes data exchange with navigation providers. By using deep learning algorithms, it is not only possible to determine the optimal routing scenario for traffic, but also to balance traffic according to local needs on all available routes. In this way, navigation providers can combat congestion and reduce travel times for individual drivers. You can get more detailed insights into these and other Kapsch TrafficCom technologies at booth 5405 at Messe Hamburg, as well as during a panel discussion on 13.10. in room 2 of exhibition building B4, where Kapsch expert Balazs Barnucz will talk about the possibilities of AI for traffic analysis. If you want to learn more, you are welcome to arrange a personal meeting. For this purpose please contact Elisabeth Güner (+43 664 628 1727, Elisabeth.Guener@kapsch.net ).

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  • 4. October 2021
    Dan Toohey appointed Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development of Kapsch TrafficCom North America

    Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2020/21 financial year, around 4,660 employees generated revenues of about EUR 500 million.

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  • 21. September 2021
    Ruta Uno tolls in Costa Rica will have Kapsch TrafficCom’s technology.

    Works on the route will impact more than thirty nearby cities San Jose/Santiago, September 21, 2021 – In a consortium with ETC Peajes Electrónicos S.A., a partner with local presence in Costa Rica, Kapsch TrafficCom has just been chosen by the Fideicomiso Ruta Uno to provide toll collection services with TAG devices for the toll stations in Río Segundo and Naranjo de Alajuela. There are currently two operational toll plazas on the route, in which Kapsch will implement its SmartTOLL solution. The improvements at the Río Segundo and Naranjo toll stations complement the works to be carried out along this 55 km route, which will impact more than thirty cities nearby. The route connects three provinces in the country's central plateau and crosses the international airport. Together with Route 27, it connects the port of Caldera to the Pacific zone, which is popular with tourists throughout the year. The main plaza located in the Rio Segundo sector of Alajuela is just a few kilometers from the international airport. The scope of the project foresees the implementation of 7 mixed lanes, which will allow electronic or manual toll collection, with 4 lanes at the Rio Segundo toll plaza and 3 lanes in Naranjo. The electronic toll collection service will be provided for an initial 12 months, and may be extended for an additional 12 months. “With the success of our toll solutions in many Latin American countries, we at Kapsch are pleased with the opportunity to bring our technology to Costa Rica and be part of such an important project", says Juan Zamakona, Kapsch's Vice President for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Technological solution for TAG toll collection. Kapsch will support the current operation of the toll stations through its SmartToll technological solution for the manual classification by vehicle type and the continuous recording of all transactions. The solution brings an interoperability functionality that will allow integration with the Quick Pass intermediation and electronic collection system operated by ETC in the "stop and go" mode. This will ensure that users who currently use the electronic toll payment system at other tolls will also be able to use this service at Ruta Uno , improving road fluidity and the user experience on this road.

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  • 15. September 2021
    Safety21 acquires Kapsch TrafficCom Italia, reaffirming its leading role as an enabler of Smart City and Smart Road solutions for local councils.

    Milan, September15, 2021 – Safety21 S.p.A. , an Italian company and leader in the road safety market, owned by the CEO founder Gianluca Longo and a host of institutional investors, is announcing the completion of its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Kapsch TrafficCom S.r.l., the Italian branch of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, an Austrian company listed on the Vienna stock exchange, a globally recognized provider of technological solutions for mobility. Now celebrating its 10th year, Safety21's initial internal growth phase has seen the success of its proprietary cloud platform IoT TITAN ® , as well as innovative infrastructure proposition models for municipalities through public-private partnerships . With this transaction, the company further strengthens its series of acquisitions at the national and international level, intended to incorporate core links in the chain of services offered by the Group to the public bodies in the smart mobility market. Kapsch TrafficCom Italia has been a leader since 2008 in the manufacturing, sale and maintenance of IoT for traffic offense detection, with a particular focus on access control within Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ). The transaction now represents an additional step in Safety21's expansion, broadening the range of cutting-edge IoT technological solutions and scalable and innovative outsourcing services offered to public bodies and police forces. Kapsch TrafficCom Italia, now Motus21, currently operates throughout the country with 416 LTZ gates in over 60 Italian cities, including many large metropolitan centres. The transaction will allow Safety21 Group to serve over 300 public bodies, with an installed base of over 700 active and operational enforcement IoTs throughout Italy. Gianluca Longo, CEO of Safety21 : "The acquisition of Kapsch TrafficCom Italia, which has become Motus21, represents a natural path of expansion for Safety21 in the smart mobility world. Motus21 will allow us to play an increasingly prominent role for local councils, offering IoT solutions for law enforcement and monitoring in the local area, with a view to improving traffic flows and eco-sustainability as envisaged by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The acquisition of Kapsch TrafficCom Italia is a highly significant first step in our partnership with Kapsch TrafficCom AG, an internationally renowned player in the sector." Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG , complements: “Kapsch TrafficCom has resolved to concentrate its strategic focus on four core areas in the future. This focus has led us to sell Kapsch TrafficCom Italia. We are handing over our branch to a successful Italian company, which will manage it adeptly and we are convinced that it will fit perfectly with Safety21’s operations. In future we will cooperate with Safety21 to jointly seize opportunities in Italian cities and abroad.” Safety21 was supported in the transaction by the advisor Itom Invest while the legal aspects were handled by Grimaldi for Kapsch and Orrick for the buyer. The banks involved, a pool made up of Banco BPM and MPS, were followed by Legance .

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  • 8. September 2021
    Summary of the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting.

    Today’s Annual General Meeting of Kapsch TrafficCom AG passed the following resolutions: No dividend will be paid out for the 2020/21 financial year; the entire net retained profits will be carried forward to new account. Discharge of liability of the members of the Executive Board and the members of the Supervisory Board in office in financial year 2020/21. PwC Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH, Vienna, appointed as auditor and Group auditor for financial year 2021/22. Remuneration Report 2020/21 approved. Election of Sonja Hammerschmid to the Supervisory Board. She follows Kari Kapsch who has resigned. Authorization to increase the share capital by up to 10%. Further information on the AGM is here:

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  • 11. August 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for the first quarter 2021/22.

    Headlines. Return to profitability with lower revenues. Cost reduction and restructuring measures show an effect. Internally financed repayment of financing tranches led to a balance sheet reduction. Delays in tenders do not permit more precise information to be reported on the degree of profitability in H2 2021/22. „Following a difficult phase, we have managed to ring in a visible turnaround. Looking back on the last two years, I am convinced that the main restructuring measures are already behind us and that we will finish the 2021/22 financial year with a profit again“, says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1 2020/21 Q1 2021/22 +/- Revenues 138.5 126.8 -8.4% EBIT -11.3 6.6 > 100%    EBIT margin -8.2% 5.2% 13.4%p Result for the period attributable to equity holders -10.0 3.2 > 100% Earnings per share (EUR) -0.77 0.24 > 100% Vienna, August 11, 2021 – Even though revenues of EUR 127 million were relatively low, we were able to conclude the first quarter with a profit. Operating result (earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT) achieved EUR 7 million (previous year: EUR ‑11 million), while the earnings attributable to the shareholders were EUR 3 million (previous year: EUR ‑10 million). This corresponds to earnings per share of EUR 0.24 (previous year: EUR ‑0.77). The financial result was EUR -2 million (Previous year: EUR -1 million). More than half of this was the result of unrealized foreign exchange losses. As arranged, partial repayments of the promissory note bond and a bank loan in the total amount of EUR 49 million were made in June. Since the company had managed to increase the cash reserves in the months prior, these repayments were made using own funds. This effect of this asset/liability exchange was to reduce the balance sheet. On June 30, 2021, the balance sheet total was EUR 552 million (March 31, 2021: EUR 593 million). The positive quarterly result and the lower balance sheet total made the equity ratio increase to 16% (March 31, 2021: 14%). The reduction in trade payables was the main reason for the negative free cash flow of EUR -11 million in the first quarter (previous year: EUR -27 million). Consequently, the net debt went up to EUR 181 million (March 31, 2021: EUR 170 million). As of June 30, Kapsch TrafficCom employed 4,538 people (March 31, 2021: 4,657). Segment results. In Q1 2021/22, the Tolling segment contributed 71% to the total revenues, and the Traffic Management segment 29%. 56% of revenues were generated in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, 40% in the Americas region (North, Central, and South America), and 5% in the Asia-Pacific region. Tolling segment. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1 2020/21 Q1 2021/22 +/- Revenues 106.0 89.6 -15.4% EBIT -8.9 3.1 > 100%    EBIT margin -8.4% 3.5% 11.9%p In Q1 2021/22, revenues in the Tolling segment amounted to EUR 90 million (-15%). EBIT reached EUR 3 million (previous year: EUR ‑9 million). EBIT margin was at 4% (previous year: -8%). Kapsch TrafficCom sold 2.0 million on-board units in the first quarter 2021/22 (previous year: 2.9 million). Traffic Management segment. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1 2020/21 Q1 2021/22 +/- Revenues 32.5 37.2 14.4% EBIT -2.5 3.4 > 100%    EBIT margin -7.6% 9.2% 16.8%p In Q1 2021/22, revenues in the Traffic Management segment amounted to EUR 37 million (+14%). EBIT was at EUR 3 million and thus better than the figure of the previous year (EUR ‑2 million). The highlights report of the first quarter 2020/21 as well as further materials will be available at www.kapsch.net/en/ktc/IR from today, not before 7:35 a.m. (CEST).

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  • 12. July 2021
    Kapsch Group to restructure.

    Family business prepares for generational change Vienna, July 12, 2021 – The global technology company Kapsch Group is set to restructure: Kapsch Group is being repositioned for the next generation of the entrepreneurial family. Kapsch Group can look back on a history of almost 130 years. Since its founding, Kapsch is always a family-run company – currently in its fourth generation. Its success is based primarily on the personal commitment of the entrepreneurial family, the resulting corporate culture and the fact that the Group has continuously developed and reinvented itself over all these years. With an eye on the next generation of the Kapsch family and to be able to ensure later a smooth transition to the next generation in due course, it is planned to restructure the Group. Kapsch Group will now focus on the companies Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft and Kapsch TrafficCom. Kapsch Group will be assigned to the sphere of influence of Elisabeth Kapsch and Georg Kapsch and will remain under the leadership of Georg Kapsch as CEO as before. The direct shareholdings of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH in Kapsch TrafficCom AG and the management thereof by Georg Kapsch will not change as a result. Kapsch BusinessCom will leave Kapsch Group together with Kari Kapsch. Kari Kapsch will remain chairman of the supervisory board of Kapsch BusinessCom and the management board will also remain unchanged with Franz Semmernegg and Jochen Borenich. It is planned that Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft will join Kapsch BusinessCom as a new partner to support the further expansion of Kapsch BusinessCom. The reorganization of Kapsch Group has recently been initiated. As things progress, regulatory approvals will still be required and completion is expected in a few months. The restructuring process will have no impact on the employees and customers of Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft and Kapsch BusinessCom.

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  • 12. July 2021
    Kapsch Group to restructure.

    Family business prepares for generational change Vienna, July 12, 2021 – The global technology company Kapsch Group is set to restructure: Kapsch Group is being repositioned for the next generation of the entrepreneurial family. Kapsch Group can look back on a history of almost 130 years. Since its founding, Kapsch is always a family-run company – currently in its fourth generation. Its success is based primarily on the personal commitment of the entrepreneurial family, the resulting corporate culture and the fact that the Group has continuously developed and reinvented itself over all these years. With an eye on the next generation of the Kapsch family and to be able to ensure later a smooth transition to the next generation in due course, it is planned to restructure the Group. Kapsch Group will now focus on the companies Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft and Kapsch TrafficCom. Kapsch Group will be assigned to the sphere of influence of Elisabeth Kapsch and Georg Kapsch and will remain under the leadership of Georg Kapsch as CEO as before. The direct shareholdings of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH in Kapsch TrafficCom AG and the management thereof by Georg Kapsch will not change as a result. Kapsch BusinessCom will leave Kapsch Group together with Kari Kapsch. Kari Kapsch will remain chairman of the supervisory board of Kapsch BusinessCom and the management board will also remain unchanged with Franz Semmernegg and Jochen Borenich. It is planned that Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft will join Kapsch BusinessCom as a new partner to support the further expansion of Kapsch BusinessCom. The reorganization of Kapsch Group has recently been initiated. As things progress, regulatory approvals will still be required and completion is expected in a few months. The restructuring process will have no impact on the employees and customers of Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft and Kapsch BusinessCom.

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  • 16. June 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for financial year 2020/21.

    Highlights. The slightly more than 30% decline in revenues was evenly spread across all the regions EBIT of EUR -123 million The cost reduction and restructuring measures were effective: Despite a free cash flow of EUR -27 million in the first quarter, a positive value of EUR 4 million was achieved over the financial year No dividend (as in the previous year) for the financial year 2020/21 “2020/21 was a very difficult year, and not only due to the COVID-19 situation. We had to restructure the company to be sustainably profitable again in the future. After two negative years, the 2021/22 financial year should be a period of stabilization and solidification,” says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom.  (Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million) 2019/20 2020/21 +/- Revenues 731.2 505.2 -30.9% EBIT -39.2 -123.2 -214.4%    EBIT margin -5.4% -24.4% -19%p Result for the period attributable to equity holders -48.1 -102.9 -113.7% Earnings per share (EUR) -3.70 -7.91 -113.7% Vienna, June 16, 2021 – In financial year 2020/21, revenues of Kapsch TrafficCom decreased to EUR 505 million, which was 31% (EUR 226 million) lower than the previous year’s figure. The slightly more than 30% decline in revenues was evenly spread across all the regions. Consolidated revenues are broken down geographically as follows: EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa): 55% Americas region (North America, Central America, South America): 41% APAC region (Asia-Pacific): 5% The operating result (EBIT) was negative at EUR 123.2 million (previous year: EUR -39.2 million). The following effects were the main drivers of this: Impairments of non-current assets as described (EUR -31 million). Adjustments of project margins and provisions for onerous contracts: for some projects, especially in North America, the project margins were adjusted and provisions for pending losses had to be set up. This had a negative impact of EUR 79 million on the EBIT. Impact of COVID-19: revenues from the profitable component segment suffered severely as a result of decreased transportation volume. Operating currency effects: the operating currency effects (net) were negative at EUR 8 million (previous year: EUR 0 million Cost provisions for lawsuits in the U.S. in the amount of EUR 8 million. Restructuring costs in the amount of EUR 5 million. The financial result amounted to EUR -10 million and was EUR 14 million better than in the previous year. Foreign currency losses fell by EUR 7 million to EUR -2.0 million. Previous year’s value included the write-down of a financial asset, which has been sold in the meantime. Income taxes amounted to EUR +28 million (previous year: EUR +8 million). The result for the period was very negative at EUR -105 million (previous year: EUR -56 million). A result for the period of EUR -103 million was attributable to the equity holders of the company. This corresponds to earnings per share of EUR -7.91 (previous year: EUR -3.70). Net debt reached EUR 170 million (March 31, 2020: EUR 176 million), which equates to a gearing of 200% (March 31, 2020: 96%). The net debt was similar to the previous year. Since equity fell significantly, however, the gearing increased substantially. The reduction of the net working capital to EUR 110 million (March 31, 2020: EUR 168 million) was the basis for the positive free cash flow of EUR 4 million.. The Executive Board, as already discussed, will not propose a dividend payout for the loss year of 2020/21 at the Ordinary Annual General Meeting 2021. A distribution also appears unlikely for the following financial year. Segment results. In financial year 2020/21, the Tolling segment contributed 71% to total revenues, the Traffic Management segment 29%.  Segment Tolling. (Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million) 2019/20 2020/21 +/- Revenues 563.5 358.2 -36.4% EBIT 1.5 -117.2 > -100%    EBIT margin 0.3% -32.7% -33%p The implementation business in particular suffered from the COVID-19 situation, collapsing by 54%. The components business lost approximately 35%, while the operating business “only” lost 20%. The operating result totaled EUR -117 million (previous year: EUR 1 million). The main reasons consisted of the margin adjustment and the creation of provisions for onerous contracts. Im financial year 2020/21, 9.9 million on-board units were sold, a decline of 3.3 million relative to the previous year.  Segment Traffic Management. (Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million) 2019/20 2020/21 +/- Revenues 167.7 147.0 -12.4% EBIT -40.7 -6.0 85.4%    EBIT margin -24.2% -4.1% 20.2%p In financial year 2020/21 revenues in the Traffic Management segment reached EUR 147 Mio. (-12%). While revenues in the EMEA region remained at the previous year’s level, they fell by 21% in the Americas region and by 57% in the APAC region. The EBIT in the financial year was EUR ‑6 million and therefore substantially better than in the previous year (EUR -41 million). Outlook. After two negative years with extensive restructuring, financial year 2021/22 should be a period of stabilization and solidification until a dynamic course of growth is pursued again. A decent growth in revenues should be assumed despite the ongoing low visibility in regards to new business. The implemented measures to reduce the cost basis should show success and make the EBIT positive again. In this context, follow-up effects and additional expenses in connection with the restructuring must be expected in particular in Q1 2021/22. For the full year, management expects an EBIT margin in the lower single-digit percentage range. The Executive Board, as already discussed, will not propose a dividend payout for the loss year of 2020/21 at the AGM 2021. A distribution also appears unlikely for the following financial year due to the planned investments in the context of the implementation of the Strategy 2027. In order to protect the company’s capital base against unanticipated developments, the Executive Board of the forthcoming AGM will propose that authorization for a capital increase be granted. This anticipatory resolution for a capital increase should make it possible to raise the share capital by up to 1.3 million shares, which equates to 10%. Various reports on the financial year 2020/21 as well as further materials will be available at www.kapsch.net/en/ktc/IR from today at 7:35 am (CEST).

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  • 10. June 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom Wins Large Electronic Tolling Project in the USA.

    Vienna, 10th June 2021 – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) is pleased to announce that Plenary Infrastructure Group (Plenary) has awarded Kapsch a project to implement a new toll collection system for the Louisiana Highway (LA-1) for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). The project is an amendment to Kapsch’s existing contract with Plenary, where Kapsch is providing an end-to-end all-electronic tolling system and related maintenance services for a major bridge and tunnel replacement in Belle Chasse, Louisiana .  Plenary began construction on the new bridge and tunnel  in January 2020. Kapsch’s scope of work for the LA-1 project includes updating the existing tolling infrastructure with the Kapsch advanced lane solution, updating and providing back off systems and services, as well as advancing modern efficiencies into operations and maintenance. The new system will work with the state’s current GeauxPass transponder program, and will include new system features such as a toll-by-plate program. Implementation activities are scheduled to commence in 2023, followed by 30 years of technical and commercial operations. “We look forward to the ongoing partnership with Plenary and the Louisiana Department of Transportation,” said JB Kendrick, president of Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “These infrastructure and tolling system investments will provide the modern facilities and operational efficiencies that can optimize the travel experience for Louisiana drivers.”

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