EFKON was founded in 1994 by Dr. Helmut Rieder and Dr. Raimund Pammer. From its inception, EFKON’s focus has been the active bi-directional high speed Infrared DSRC vehicle interface, contactless smart card based transportation payment systems, multi-lane free flow electronic toll collection, and explosion protection systems. In 2002, the latter activity has been sold.
2011: EFKON Group has been awarded a contract to install and thereafter operate an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) on freeways in South Africa. The contract is worth approximately EUR 85 million of which Tollink receives a significant share.
2010: EFKON plays an important role
in one of the flagship projects for the Transport 21 plan in Ireland.
EFKON has been awarded the design, development, installation, commission
and operation of toll projects. The contract value for toll projects is
worth approximately 40 million Euros.
EFKON has received an additional large order in Malaysia. With the order EKFON continues its success story in Asia. EFKON has delivered 500,000 On Board Units (OBUs) for the toll system in Malaysia and equiped additional 50 lanes with innovative tolling systems.
2009: EFKON South African group
company Tollink has been awarded a contract to supply, install and
maintain toll system equipment and software along the N2 North Route.
The contract is valued several million Euros and includes the
replacement of equipment on the 60 existing lanes, plus extension into
2008: EFKON continues the successful
path in Asia: The company won another order in Malaysia and is United
Engineers Malaysia Technology Partner since Malaysia has installed the
"World's First Nationwide Multimodal interoperable ETC System among 20
operators on 1.700km of highways" eight years ago. Today it is the
world´s biggest multiapplication Transportation Payment System with four
EFKON delivered CEN based microwave Multi Lane Free
Flow Technology and the Optical Character Recognition system for the
redesign and expansion of the Oslo Ring in Norway.
2006: On 2nd March 2006 the Austrian Minister of
Economic Affairs announced that Associate members Efkon AG have been
awarded the State Award and title "Most Innovative Austrian Company of
2005" for their work on the ISO TC204 CALM standard and the
demonstration of the capabilities of ad hoc car to car communications.
2005: EFKON aquired German based
ELCON MOBILITY the Pioneer for the Satellite Tolling. ELCON has
delivered via its licencee GRUNDIG/DELPHI 60% of all Satellite On Board
Units for the biggest Traffic Telematics Project worldwide for the
German Truck Tolling.
2004: EFKON acquired TolLink (South Afica), an international leading toll plaza systems key supplier and toll operator.
1995: First pilot project showing feasibility of On Board Unit with contactless smart card transactions in multi-lane free toll systems.