AGES - Reference projects in the whole of Europe
Throughout Europe countries and road operators rely on solutions of AGES: State-of-the-art technologies and comprehensive services.
HGV Toll Germany
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 over five billion euros to the customer. Until 30 June 2022 AGES also supervised toll points of sale in ten countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland).
AGES services for the HGV toll at a glance:
- Processing payment transactions for toll charges amounting to over seven billion euros
- Billing receivables from approximately 100,000 registered users
- Receipt and settlement of cash revenues from domestic and foreign toll stations
- Authorisation and clearing of all card payments of non-registered users in the entire terminal network
- Operation of a toll network with several hundreds of terminal locations (until 30 June 2022)
Development stages of the Eurovignette
On 1st January 1995, AGES launched a system in Germany to charge road user tolls for heavy goods vehicles in Europe which was commissioned by the Bundesamt für Güterverkehr (Federal Office for Goods Transport): the Eurovignette. This time-based charge was implemented in Germany, the BeNeLux countries, Denmark and Sweden. AGES has continuously developed the vignette system ever since. Below you may find information on the different stages of development.
The electronic Eurovignette replaced the originally paper-based vignette system on 1st October 2008. With the help of AGES as the sole service provider, the new system ensures standard processes in all member states of the Eurovignette. System-wise the "e-Vignette" from AGES was used here for the first time. As operator of the electronic Eurovignette AGES ensured its successful development and implementation and is still responsible for the operation of all required facilities, including the control centre and the network of several hundreds of points of sale. The entire Eurovignette countries with the four member states (Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Sweden) as well as the neighbouring countries (Belgium, Finland, France and Germany) are covered.
Over the years, AGES has continuously developed the system so that it always meets the current requirements for security, technology and user-friendliness. After winning the tender in 2021, further modernisations in the fields of accessibility, fraud prevention and user-friendliness are scheduled for the end of 2022.
AGES services for the electronic Eurovignette at a glance:
- Set up and operation of points of sale
- Equipping the POS network with country-specific terminals for toll charging
- Set up and operation of the communication infrastructure between the control centre and the points of sale
- Authorisation and billing of all fuel and credit card transactions at points of sale and on Internet sales portals
- Billing of all cash transactions with the POS
- Clearing of the money/fees received and payment of the amounts to the customer
- Supporting the member states with their controls
- Back office processing such as e.g. refunds
From 2000 to 2008, AGES supervised the Eurovignette system in the Netherlands as a service provider and was thus responsible for the system’s safe operation and the entire data communication for over 200 points of sale.
Eurovignette "Belt States"
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.
HGV toll in Belgium
In April 2016 Belgium left the Eurovignette alliance and started an own tolling scheme for HGV. AGES plays a major role in user registration and payment processes for this new tolling system.
e-TOLL in Poland
In Poland, e-TOLL replaced the existing microwave-based national tolling system in October 2021, using satellite technology to cover the country’s tolled road network of approximately 3,700 km.
AGES takes on a key role including the registration of customers, users and vehicles, the authorization of payments and the settlement of pre-paid and postpaid payments. The basis is the company’s own payment platform which is connected to major European fuel and fleet cards.