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Press release

10/30/2018

Partnership between OMV and Kapsch TrafficCom for the provision of a standardised European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) for trucks.

OMV starts rollout of OMV Smart Toll, a standardised, Europe-wide tolling solution for trucks.
  • OMV Smart Toll Europe to launch in Austria and Hungary starting in November 2018
  • Full-service offering including billing via the OMV Card

Vienna, October 30, 2018 – Different toll systems pose major challenges for internationally active transport companies in Europe, because in many cases there are different toll boxes and different forms of payment for each country and even for individual motorways.

However, a standardised, Europe-wide tolling solution based on the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) is available starting immediately thanks to OMV Smart Toll Europe. Users of the OMV Card can take advantage of OMV Smart Toll Europe to make cashless toll payments for various toll stations, bridges, and tunnels. The billing of the incurred tolls and tunnel fees is handled centrally by OMV, just as users are accustomed to. The toll box was developed by Kapsch TrafficCom. The billing service will be managed by tolltickets, a subsidiary of Kapsch Group, and will launch in Austria and Hungary starting in November. Additional European countries – including Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Belgium – will follow in the near future.

One box, one bill, one contract

OMV already provides international transport companies with a tailored, full-service offering in the form of the OMV Card. Along with a dense network of OMV and ROUTEX filling stations providing premium fuels all over Europe, it already offers card holders integrated national tolling solutions for over 20 European countries as well as centralised billing for fuel, tolls, lubricants, and accessories.

The introduction of OMV Smart Toll Europe expands upon the broad service offering already provided by OMV in the toll segment: Customers no longer have to deal with local toll systems or different toll boxes; payment is made by way of cashless transactions using the OMV Card and is easy, reliable, and transparent – all with just one box, one bill, and one contract. “With OMV Smart Toll Europe, we are offering our customers a future-oriented and individually tailored tolling solution for all of Europe. In this way, we are responding to the European Commission’s initiative for the harmonisation of toll systems in Europe and providing a straightforward, transparent solution. We are looking forward to the rollout and the successive expansion of the deployment area and would like to thank our partner, Kapsch TrafficCom, for the outstanding collaboration,” said Benedikt Hans, Head of Card at OMV.

Kapsch TrafficCom, the expert for intelligent transport systems, was able to fall back on years of experience and extensive expertise with electronic toll systems and traffic telematics solutions in the development of the OMV Smart Toll Europe toll box. With over 120 million toll boxes sold worldwide, the company has established itself as a global player in the field of electronic toll systems. The billing of the tolls is handled by tolltickets. This subsidiary of Kapsch Group is based in Rosenheim and successfully completed the EETS accreditation required by the EU in February 2018. In addition, tolltickets offers a wide range of services related to tolling solutions for private and business customers.

The partnership between OMV and Kapsch, two renowned companies with long-standing traditions, shows how groundbreaking solutions can be implemented on a cross-sector basis and thus demonstrates the international competitiveness of Austrian know-how.


OMV Aktiengesellschaft is producing and marketing oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 20 bn and a workforce of around 20,700 employees in 2017, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria and a balanced international portfolio, with the North Sea, the Middle East & Africa and Russia as further core regions. 2017 daily production stood at approximately 348,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV operates three refineries with a total annual processing capacity of 17.8 mn tons and more than 2,000 filling stations in ten countries as of year-end 2017. OMV runs gas storage facilities in Austria as well as in Germany; its subsidiary Gas Connect Austria GmbH operates a gas pipeline network in Austria. In 2017, gas sales volumes amounted to 113 TWh. www.omv.com


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.


tolltickets GmbH is a leading service provider in the field of European toll payments and offers toll products to private and business customers. After recording the toll transactions in the respective country, tolltickets acts as a single source for collecting all tolls from the customer. Moreover, tolltickets GmbH also operates as a provider of a full range of white label services for fuel card issuers, offering all toll products relevant within Europe to the issuers and their end customers. tolltickets GmbH has been a certified EETS provider since February 2018.

 

Further inquiry note:

Michael Moser and Barbara Puhr-Gall
Ecker & Partner Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Public Affairs GmbH
P +43 1 59932-28
m.moser@eup.at; b.gall@eup.at

Press contact:

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

Investor contact:

Hans Lang
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1122
ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net