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Jenoptik wins major traffic solutions order in Australia in the low double-digit million euro range

For at least three years the Jenoptik Traffic Solutions division will operate systems for mobile speed monitoring in the Australian state of New South Wales.

The contract was awarded by the Australian Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to two companies. The total order value amounts to 33 million Australian dollars (about 23 million euros) over a period of three years. The order value for the Jenoptik Traffic Solutions division is in the lower double-digit million euro range. The new traffic safety program by the RMS is to increase speed monitoring in New South Wales from previously 6 to approximately 45 mobile vehicles delivering 7,000 enforcement hours each month.

The Traffic Solutions division will process their share of the order through the Australian Jenoptik subsidiary headquartered in Sydney, which will provide technical equipment and enforcement services for the state. Deliveries will start this year, with the full program of 7,000 monitoring hours to be delivered by early 2014.

Jenoptik as operator of the systems will receive payment based on the number of hours of enforcement carried out. Revenue from the speed infringements will go into the Australian Community Road Safety Fund to bankroll further traffic safety programs, among others in the vicinity of schools.

“We support the objective of the Australian authorities to increase traffic safety in the region”, says Michael Mertin, CEO of JENOPTIK AG. “And we welcome the specific use of the proceeds for further traffic safety programs. Furthermore, the order confirms the success of our strategy of continued internationalization. It was the right step to expand our presence in Australia at the beginning of 2013 by an acquisition. Now we are strengthening our team on site for optimal service and, simultaneously, we can significantly increase our business volume in Australia.”

Jenoptik had acquired the Australian company DCD Systems Pty. Ltd. in January 2013 and integrated it into its corporate structure as JENOPTIK Australia Pty. Ltd. The provider of traffic safety technology had previously been the sales and service partner of the Jenoptik Traffic Solutions division in Australia.

About Jenoptik

As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik operates in five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

In the Traffic Solutions division, Jenoptik develops, manufactures and markets components and systems that increase road traffic safety throughout the world. The product portfolio, which is based on the proven Robot technology, includes comprehensive systems for all aspects of road traffic, such as speed and red-light monitoring systems as well as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products and systems for detecting traffic violations. In the services area, the Jenoptik division covers every aspect of the support process chain – from system development, construction and installation of the monitoring infrastructure, to capturing images of infringements and their automatic processing, through to issuing the citations and collecting the fines as the system operator.