The world’s largest supplier of traffic enforcement equipment, the Sensys Gatso Group, has been awarded two new contracts in Sweden and the USA.
Sensys Gatso has received an order worth SKr39m (US$4.9m) from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). The order covers systems and cabinets for speed monitoring traffic safety cameras to be installed at new locations during 2018. Installation and commissioning of the speed cameras are not included in this order and will be ordered separately in 2018 as the roll-out plan progresses.
Deliveries according to this order will start in the second half of 2018. The Swedish Transport Administration originally signed a contract with the Sensys Gatso Group, covering deliveries of traffic safety systems, in July 2013, and this new order is placed in accordance with that contract.
The Swedish government has been pursuing the Vision Zero philosophy to traffic safety since 1997, when the country’s parliament took the decision to adopt the concept as a legislation.
The more than 1,500 traffic safety speed camera systems that Sensys Gatso has already installed across Sweden are an important part of Trafikverket’s implementation of the national Vision Zero policy.
The speed camera systems are estimated to contribute to saving 20-30 lives annually, while reducing the number of seriously injured people by 70 per year.
“In November last year, Trafikverket extended their framework contract with us for another two years,” noted Ivo Mönnink, CEO of the Sensys Gasto Group. “We are particularly proud we have been given the opportunity to further contribute to the execution of Trafikverket’s Vison Zero program. We see this as a proof of our excellent partnership that has already lasted for over 10 years.”
Through its subsidiary Gatso USA, the Sweden-based company has received an award from a village in Ohio to provide an automated speed enforcement program. The five-year contract has expected sales of US$125,000 annually, corresponding to SKr5m (US$625,000) over the contract period.
The Ohio village is partnering with Gatso USA to deploy a handheld speed program in its community. With major thoroughfares running through the small town, civic leaders are looking to curb the number of speeding drivers making their way through the village each day. This managed services contract also allows for two, two-year extensions. First revenue from the program is expected in the second quarter of 2018.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with our new client to reduce the overall number of speeding drivers impacting their community,” said Andrew Noble, president of Gatso USA.