Kapsch TrafficCom delivers Toll Systems for Urban Motorways in Bangkok

September 4, 2008

Kapsch TrafficCom impresses yet again with a new project in Asia: The company is constructing modern toll systems for three of the largest motorways in Bangkok. Kapsch TrafficCom Sweden will be working with two Thai companies under the joint venture FKS. The order for more than 55 kilometres of motorway in total will be completed in August 2009. Its worth is estimated at 8.5 million euros.

Kapsch TrafficCom delivers Toll Systems for Urban Motorways in Bangkok
(Signing of contract – Christer Weiner, Kapsch TrafficCom Sweden, together with the Thai partners and customers)

As from autumn 2009, visitors to Bangkok will be escorted on their journey into the centre of the city by Austrian toll equipment. For Kapsch TrafficCom was able to notch up an order recently to fit out three large motorways in Bangkok. More specifically, the company will install the system by order of the Expressway & Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (EXAT), in cooperation with the two Thai companies Fatima Group and Smart Traffic Co Ltd – as FKS Joint Venture. The Chalerm Maha Nakhon Expressway (consisting of three sections with a total length of 27.1 kilometres), the Chalong Rat Expressway (six-lane with a length of 18.7 km) and the Ramindra Outer Ring Project (with a total length of 9.5 kilometres) are set to be equipped with toll systems.

“Kapsch TrafficCom has repeatedly been successful in Asia. By replacing the 8-year old equipment and upgrading the electronic toll system, the flow of traffic on these three motorways will be sped up and traffic jams will to a large extent be avoided. This was possible primarily because of the extensive expertise of our employees and due to our many years of experience on the Asian market”, declares Erwin Toplak, Member of the Board, Kapsch TrafficCom AG.

The contract to set up the largest electronic toll system to date and a central system for registering and guiding traffic comprises altogether 80 lanes. The new infrastructure will include 100,000 CEN DSRC compatible transponders, 100,000 non-contact smart cards and other equipment (i.a. server equipment, a network and a CCTV video camera system). The system will be completed in autumn 2009 and comprises an order volume of approximately 8.5 million euros.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of innovative road traffic telematics solutions. Its principle business is the development and supply of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, in particular for the multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) of the traffic, and the technical and commercial operation of such systems. Kapsch TrafficCom also supplies traffic management systems, with a focus on road safety and traffic control, and electronic access systems and parking management. With more than 140 reference projects in 30 countries in Europe, Australia, Latin America, in the Asian/Pacific region and in South Africa, and with almost 12 million on-board units (OBUs) and nearly 11,000 equipped lanes, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the leading suppliers of ETC systems worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 20 countries.

For further information:
Brigitte Herdlicka
Public Relations & Sponsoring
Kapsch Group
Phone: +43 (0) 50 811 1705
A-1120 Vienna, Wagenseilgasse 1
E-mail: [email protected]