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Press release

4/13/2010 - Company, Customers & References

Kapsch TrafficCom AB equips world longest bridge

Kapsch TrafficCom is again implementing a major traffic telematics project: together with joint venture partners, the company will equip the Bang Na - Bangpakong Expressway in the Thai capital Bangkok with a modern toll system. The total volume of the order is around EUR 7 million (320 million Baht). The Bang Na Expressway is a 54 kilometre-long elevated roadway, considered to be the longest bridge in the world.

"We completed our first order in Thailand earlier this year - the equipping of three most important city expressways in Bangkok. I am delighted that Kapsch TrafficCom has now managed to secure another prominent traffic telematics project in Thailand in the form of the Bang Na - Bangpakong Expressway. This will link seamlessly with our existing successes on the Asian market", explains André Laux, Executive Board Member of Kapsch TrafficCom AG. "The fact that the Expressway & Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand continues to choose Kapsch for the expansion of toll systems underscores our expertise as well as the significant benefits that traffic telematics systems from Kapsch TrafficCom bring to conurbations".

Bang Na - Bangpakong Expressway is the longest girder bridge in the world
One aspect of the current project is particularly sensational: The Bang Na - Bangpakong Expressway is considered to be the longest bridge in the world. The six lanes of the 54 kilometre-long elevated roadway run at a height of around 30 metres. The span of the girder bridge construction is 44 metres, while the total surface area covers 1.9 million square metres.

Kapsch TrafficCom will work on and install the systems for the Bang Na - Bangpakong Expressway project together with two Thai companies (Fatima Group and Smart Traffic Co Ltd) - as FKS Joint Venture. The client is once again the Expressway & Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (EXAT). The companies in the joint venture have already worked with this authority in a previous project, Chalerm Maha Nakhon / Chalong Rat / Ramindra, which was successfully put into operation two months ago as being the first Electronic Tolling Systems of several planned in Thailand.


Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of high-performance intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the application fields of toll collection, urban access management and traffic safety and security. Kapsch TrafficCom covers the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop by providing products and components as well as subsystems as open market products, by integrating them into turnkey systems or by developing end-to-end solutions, including services for the technical and commercial operations of systems. Within its current core business of electronic toll collection (ETC), Kapsch TrafficCom designs, builds and operates ETC systems, in particular for multi-lane free-flow traffic. With 280 references in 41 countries on all five continents and with almost 70 million on-board units delivered and about 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the internationally recognized suppliers of electronic toll collection worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 30 countries.

 

Tags
TrafficCom, major projects, toll system, telematics solutions

Press contact:

Katharina Riedl
Spokesperson
Kapsch AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 50811 1705
E-mail: katharina.riedl@kapsch.net