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ITS, the Abertis technology subsidiary

In 2015 Abertis has taken control of 100% of ITS as part of its strategy of reinforcing its industrial role. After the transaction, Abertis reinforces its vision and commitment to innovation in an strategical industry as the toll technology.

The worldwide extension of the model of payment by use for the financing and maintenance of infrastructures, new forms of mobility and the need to optimise operating costs all require new solutions of toll roads, convenient for the user and effective for the concessionary company. With this vision, ITS promotes sustainable mobility for people and goods through innovative toll roads solutions and a clear view of service to the client.

ITS operates in Europe and the Americas through its central offices in France, three Research & Development centres – in France, Croatia and USA – and five regional offices: Vancouver in Canada, Dublin in Ireland, Santiago in Chile, Leeds in the UK and San Juan in Puerto Rico, with more than 500 employees.

In 2015 ITS successfully completed more than 24 projects worldwide, among which are the management of some of the toll road systems with the heaviest traffic in the world, such as the Dublin ring road (M-50); the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver; and the Dartford Crossing outside London.

New projects have also been developed, such as:

  • Conversion of the concessions of Metropistas – the Abertis subsidiary in Puerto Rico – into free-flow toll roads with the installation of 10 multilane portals. The new system, which will come into operation in 2016, will allow a reduction of operating costs for Metropistas due to the implementation of a completely automatic system of toll collections.
  • In Poland, the installation of 87 new toll devices on the A1 motorway, the strategic north-south corridor of the country which unites the industrial port of Gdansk with the capital, Warsaw. Also ITS has developed a video pass control system which has brought improved efficiency for the operator in the collection with the consequent reduction in defaults.
  • The design and implementation of a new automated check-in and toll system for lorries in the Eurotunnel loading terminals on both sides of the English Channel. The new system will improve productivity for the third largest operator of goods transport in Europe through control of heavy vehicles, reducing congestion in the terminals.

Other related projects are added to these contracts in countries such as Chile, Croatia, France, Russia and United States.

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