London/Itajubá, April 24, 2014 – On April 1, Kapsch TrafficCom and Autofind Industrial signed an agreement forming a strategic partnership with the aim to jointly sell end-to-end solutions for SINIAV (Sistema de Identificação Automática de Veículos) in Brazil.
SINIAV is a national electronic vehicle registration program initiated by DENATRAN (Departamento Nacional de Trânsito) which installs electronic tags in vehicles in order to provide a tool for the police to quickly and efficiently identify vehicles which are involved in crimes, as well as stolen or unregistered vehicles. It is planned that all states within Brazil will roll out SINIAV within the next couple of years so that the entire vehicle population of approximately 70 to 80 million vehicles, trucks, busses and motorcycles in Brazil are tagged and that roadside infrastructure for automatic monitoring of vehicles is in place all over the country.
In the envisaged partnership, Kapsch being a recognized supplier of toll collection and other ITS (intelligent transportation systems) solutions worldwide, will contribute with roadside and back office solutions and its know-how and experience to successfully deploy and operate large scale and nationwide systems. Autofind will provide certified SINIAV tag and ancillary devices as well as their extensive understanding of the Brazilian environment. Miguel Jauregui, Director Sales of Kapsch for Latin America said about the partnership: “We are excited about cooperation with Autofind, as it is an important step forward for us into the Brazilian market. We certainly believe that joining forces with Autofind will result in a very strong team, in a unique position to address the complexities of pushing forward SINIAV solutions in a unique manner providing local and worldwide experience in one group.” Alexandre Rennó Siqueira, Sales Director of Autofind says: “Our products perfectly complement the offer from Kapsch allowing both companies to jointly offer SINIAV end-to-end solutions to Municipalities, State and National Agencies, as well as other entities interested in using the SINIAV standard.”
Autofind Industrial is one of the leading suppliers in UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for the Brazilian SINIAV and ARTEFATO applications. Autofind counts on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of products and solutions that goes from high performance tags, readers, configuration stations, antennas, road-side-equipment and applications targeting high-security protocols as SINIAV and ARTEFATO, both created in Brazil to address the AVI and Tolling systems. Autofind Industrial is a Brazilian company that was founded in 2009 to provide fine solutions for the Electronic Identification Market. It is located in Itajubá, MG, Brazil, in a region that is known as the "electronic valley", since it has plenty of electronic industries. The company along with its partners has in the past years expanded its expertise in RFID - UHF 915 MHz product manufacturing, testing, packaging and distribution.
Autofind Industrial is an Intel Capital portfolio Company. For additional information: www.autofind.com.br
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the application fields of road user charging, urban access and parking, road safety enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, electronic vehicle registration, traffic management and V2X cooperative systems. Kapsch TrafficCom covers with end-to-end solutions the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop, from components and subsystems to their integration and operation. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help to provide funding for infrastructure projects, to increase traffic safety, to optimize traffic flow, and to reduce environmental pollution from traffic. The core business is to design, build and operate electronic toll collection systems for multi-lane free-flow traffic. References in 43 countries on all continents make Kapsch TrafficCom a recognized supplier of electronic toll collection worldwide. As part of the Kapsch Group, a family-owned Austrian technology group founded in 1892, Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has subsidiaries and representative offices in 33 countries, has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG) since 2007, and generated with more than 3,000 employees revenues of EUR 488.9 million in fiscal year 2012/13.