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Press release


Kapsch TrafficCom modernizes toll collection system for trucks in Switzerland.

The Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL) and the Federal Customs Administration (FCA) have commissioned Kapsch TrafficCom with the selective modernization of the roadside toll collection infrastructure. Border barrier systems, control systems, control vehicles, and their main data centers will be updated.

Vienna, August 28, 2018 – Kapsch TrafficCom has been commissioned to modernize the toll collection system for trucks in Switzerland. The project for the Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics and the Federal Customs Administration involves the modernization of the roadside and central tolling system components, expanded functionality to create interoperability with the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS). Kapsch will also be responsible for maintenance and system operation until the end of 2020, renewable annually until the end of 2024. The total value of the order is slightly above EUR 20 million. “We see it as an enormous vote of confidence in our performance capacity that the Federal Customs Administration as a system operator has decided to work with us on this challenging project,” says Thomas Reznicek, Area Manager of Kapsch TrafficCom for Austria and Switzerland.

An important part of the order is to establish interoperability with the European Electronic Toll Service, planned by the Federal Customs Administration. It is expected that as of the start of 2020, this will make it possible to fully automatically capture and bill the distance-related heavy vehicle fee (HVF) with vehicle equipment from external toll service providers in Switzerland as well. For trucks that are liable to pay duties, this will eliminate the manual HVF declaration for freighters from foreign countries at the Swiss border. This situation will facilitate the handling process for the transport companies and reduce transaction times when traveling into or out of Switzerland.

The modernization of the existing roadside HVF systems and their expansion with EETS functions will be performed during continuous operations without noteworthy service interruptions until the end of 2019. The planning and logistical project management is being handled with a corresponding amount of diligence. As an experienced general contractor and in cooperation with its Swiss installation partners, Kapsch will punctually and successfully complete this project by the end of 2019 in line with the client’s complex specifications.

The HVF is a federal fee whose amount depends on the total weight, emission class, and the kilometers driven in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It applies to all motor vehicles and their trailers that have a permitted total weight of more than 3.5 metric tons, are used for the transport of goods, and drive on public roads.

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.


Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1700
Alexandra Vieh
Head of Marketing and PR, Global
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50811 1728

Investor contact:

Hans Lang
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1122