GMV goes from strength to strength abroad

2 February 2012  •  Source: GMV

GMV, multinational technology group, continues to make headway abroad. The latest international milestone comes with the setting up of 10 GMV-designed vending machines for the sale of single-journey tickets and multi-journey fare cards at the bus-stops and -stations of the Hungarian city of Sopron.

In the words of Juan A. March, GMV’s General Manager of Transport and Mobility, “this new European contract reinforces our leadership in transport services at international level and also increases our business abroad.”

The new vending machines installed in Sopron cater for all means of payment, including coins, notes and bank cards, for round-the-clock ticket sales. They also sell tickets for other important events, such as the spring festival or sporting spectacles.

The official inauguration ceremony was held in late 2011 with the presence of the Minister of State for Infrastructure of Hungary’s National Development Ministry, Pál Völner, the Mayor of Sopron, Tamás Fodor, and the CEO of Kisalföld Volán Zrt., Mihály Pócza. All of them agreed that the project plays a key role in the modernization of the urban transport system as carried out by the company Kisalföld Volán Zrt., the concessionaire company and final client of the project.

This ceremony put the seal on GMV’s first project in Hungary’s transport sector in a consortium with the company Synergon Rendszerintegrátor Kft. GMV was congratulated on the success of the project. At that moment, only one month after setting up the vending machines on the streets of Sopron, the machines already accounted for a large share of bus ticket sales and this share has continued to rise over the next two months.

Sopron is the second biggest city of the Győr-Moson-Sopron region in Hungary. Lying close to the border with Austria, 60 kilometers from Vienna and about 200 km from Budapest, it is famous for its quality wines

The inauguration of this project in Hungary represents yet another new international transport-services client for GMV to be added to the systems already up and running in Poland.

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