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EANS-News: Hoeft & Wessel supplies ticketing vending machines to Poland

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Government Contracts

Subtitle: - Region of Katowice will get more than 100 almex.station units
- Sale of tickets and smartcards

Hannover/Germany, 31/05/2012. (euro adhoc) - The manufacturer Hoeft & Wessel AG
will supply ticketing vending machines (TVM's) to Poland. Asseco Poland S.A. has
now ordered 109 TVM's of the almex.station product series which will be supplied
in the second half of 2012. The new generation of terminals will be set up at
bus and tram stops of the municipal transit association of the industrial region
of Upper Silesia headquartered in the city of Katowice (KZK GOP Komunikacyjny
Zwiazek Komunalny Górnoslaskiego Okregu Przemyslowego). These TVM's are part of
a project for the introduction of a new smart card featuring RFID technology.

The rechargeable SKUP card, as it is called, can be used both to pay for
tickets and for services offered by municipal facilities. The SKUP card itself
can also be bought at the new TVM's. As a result, the terminals themselves also
feature as a key distribution channel for the new means of payment. Moreover,
the RFID card can also be topped up at the TVM's.

Main contractors of the comprehensive smart card project are the Polish
companies Asseco Poland S.A. and BRE Bank S.A. Asseco is the seventh largest IT
provider in Europe and market leader in Poland with key focus of its business
operations in Eastern Europe. BRE Bank is one of the top Polish providers of
comprehensive corporate banking service.

The region of Upper Silesia has roughly 2 million inhabitants. With its 250
trams and 1,000 line buses, the municipal transit authority carries 300 million
passengers per annum.

Thanks to their big 15" (381 mm) touch displays, the new TVM's are easy and
convenient to operate. At the new almex.station terminals, payment can be made
both in cash and using EMV contactless credit cards - and the new SKUP smart
card. The terminals are already prepared for a possible introduction of the
euro. With over 10,000 TVM's throughout Europe, Hoeft & Wessel provides a tried-
and-tested, reliable ticketing system with long service intervals as an
additional benefit.

For several years now, Eastern Europe has been one of the key regional focal
points for business operations of the Hoeft & Wessel Group. Stationary and
mobile ticketing systems have already been implemented in several countries.

Press folder: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/12945/hoeft_wessel_ag/

The Company
The Hoeft & Wessel Group is the leading IT and engineering technology Group for
ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and Great Britain.
Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the company its name,
the enterprise has developed into a group of companies with sales revenues of
approx. EUR 80 million. Its main locations are Hannover, Germany, and Swindon,
UK, to the west of London.

Further inquiry note:
Arnd Fritzemeier
Tel.: +49-511-6102-300
E-Mail: PR@hoeft-wessel.com

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company:     Höft & Wessel AG
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