Throughout Europe countries and road operators rely on solutions of AGES: State-of-the-art technologies and comprehensive services.
In the context of the German HGV toll AGES is responsible for the complete billing of the toll charges with the users and guarantees punctual payment of the total annual revenue of approx. four billion euros to the customer. Furthermore, AGES supervises around 3,500 toll points of sale in ten countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland) and is continuing to expand the toll network.
On 1st January 1995, AGES started a system in Germany to charge road user charges for heavy goods vehicles in Europe which was commissioned by the Bundesamt für Güterverkehr (Federal Office for Goods Transport): the Eurovignette. The time-based charge was implemented in Germany, the BeNeLux countries, Denmark and Sweden. AGES is still continuing to develop the vignette system up to the present day: The previous paper-based toll system was replaced in 2008 by the up-to-date electronic vignette.
AGES is the sole service provider for the electronic Eurovignette, which replaced the paper-based vignette system in October 2008. AGES thus ensures the successful development, implementation and operation of all required facilities including the control centre and network with about 500 points of sale. This covers both the four member states of the Eurovignette Agreement (Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Sweden) and also the so-called "Belt States" (Belgium, Germany, Finland, France and Great Britain) which surround the toll area. AGES is responsible for the entire charging of the toll and all the associated administrative processes. In the context of the electronic Eurovignette, the AGES product "e-Vignette" has been successfully implemented for the first time.
AGES services for the electronic Eurovignette at a glance
AGES was the sole service provider from 2000 to 2008 for the Eurovignette system in the Netherlands. AGES was commissioned by the Dutch State and was responsible for the system’s safe operation and the entire data communication for over 200 points of sale.
From 1995 to 2008, AGES was the operator of the Eurovignette system in the countries surrounding the Eurovignette area, and set up and operated around 290 points of sale in the member states of the Eurovignette. AGES processed the entire payment transactions amounting to around 70 million euros annually. The "Belt States" of the Eurovignette included the countries Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Great Britain, Poland and Switzerland and subsequently also Germany.
In 1995, AGES implemented the Eurovignette system in Germany commissioned by the Bundesamt für Güterverkehr (BAG) and was in charge of operating the system until it was terminated in 2003. In this connection, over 5,000 service points were set up and supervised throughout the whole country. The total turnover processed by AGES was around 3.8 billion euros.