The Polish company Mera Systemy and the Norwegian FARA have been awarded a contract for the delivery of ticket machines to Trondheim. Devices, designed and manufactured in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, will go to Norway in the third quarter of this year.
Mera Systemy designs and produces self-service ticket sales systems, i.e. ticket vending machines popular among passengers. In turn, FARA is a Norwegian provider of IT solutions for public transport.
FARA, together with Mera Systemy as a subcontractor, submitted an offer under the tender announced by AtB for the delivery, assembly and service of ticket machines in Norwegian Trondheim. AtB is a company that combines over 20 bus, tram and ferry operators in central Norway. The offer submitted by FARA in partnership with Mera Systemy proved to be the best one. As part of the order, Mera will manufacture and deliver 29 stationary ticket machines.
– Our engineers designed a completely new stationary ticket machine BS-11, adapted to restrictive Norwegian standards, in less than a month. I think that being awarded this contract is the best credential for devices manufactured in Grodzisk Mazowiecki– says Łukasz Wiśniewski, Business Development Manager at Mera Systemy.
BS-11 ticket machines will go to Trondhein at the beginning of the third quarter of this year. Ticket vending machines enable transactions with proximity cards, contact smart cards and cash. The BS-11 model has been developed with people with disabilities in mind. The ticket machine is compliant with European standards and accessibility norms for people with reduced mobility and visual impairments.
Expansion into foreign markets
In recent years, Mera Systems has strengthened its position in Poland in the segment of ticket sales systems in public transport. Only in 2018, the company delivered over 700 ticket machines to Polish cities, including among others such large urban agglomerations as Rzeszów or Krakow ones.According to Adam Filutowski, president of Mera Systemy, the company is currently focusing on foreign expansion.
– Norway is yet another market, which we have successfully entered with our solutions. We cooperate with the German FlixBus. We have produced several dozen mobile machines for the Austrian VVV. Our ticket machines are tested in Minsk, Belarus. We are waiting for the results of several tenders in other European countries. We consistently implement a sales development strategy on foreign markets.