Vienna: WIENER LINIEN GmbH & Co KG put into place the framework contract for the supply of at least 450 to 550 mobile ticket vending machines for trams. This contract has been awarded to krauth technology!
Wiener Linien operate the largest transport network throughout Austria: 78.5 km underground railway network, approx. 175 km (which is the sixth largest tram network woldwide) and bus lines with almost 850 kilometres altogether. The krauth automates type 0328WL will be operated in all trams. The constructional conditions inside the trams entail demanding hardware requirements for the automates. A completely new housing design is necessary. This is the occasion for us to make optimum use of our constructional expertise as well as the advantage that the largest proportion of our vending machines is manufactured directly in our works in Eberbach/Germany, allowing us to have the first prototype ready for certification and subsequent trial operation in a few weeks already. The operating concept is realised on the basis of the standard ÖNORM B 1600 2012 (barrier-free construction), permitting persons with handicap and persons with temporarily reduced mobility or sensory disability to operate systems safely and, if possible, without assistance.
As a member of the krauth management team, Kai Horn enthusiastically comments this long-term project as follows: " Our bid management headed by Sandra Heid has made a fantastic job! I am so proud that we managed to convince Wiener Linien from our outstanding know-how in the field of ticket vending machines. The reduced space inside the trams and the predetermined stops initially had been a very demanding challenge. Two years ago, orders of this size still had been almost out of reach for us. Being now part of a strong company group we are now and will also remain in the position of supplying this kind of system solutions. We are very proud that we could find an ideal solution for this project and the first vending machine will start its test run soon. After having spent seven years in Austria together with my family it is an extraordinary pleasure for me that this order in Vienna was placed with krauth".
krauth technology is looking forward to implement this ambitious project in Austria together with their partner Jarosch & Haas who will be of assistance as local contact.