The Croatian state highway operator Hrvatske Autoceste (HAC) has decided to sign an agreement on the creation of a system for electronic toll collection with a consortium including the Czech company TollNet and the Slovak company SkyToll. The order is worth 100 million euros, Croatian media reports, citing HAC’s announcement.
“This consortium submitted a valid offer worth 79.9 million euros without VAT (value added tax), which corresponds to 99.9 million euros after including VAT, which was evaluated as the most economically advantageous,” the SeeNews server quotes from the HAC statement. The owner of SkyToll and TollNet is ITIS Holding, part of the PPF group.
“SkyToll and TollNet welcome the information released today. Until the formal end of the competition, however, we cannot provide any details beyond the information published by the contracting authority,” said ITIS Holding spokesperson Miroslav Beneš.
HAC received a total of ten offers within the tender, but half of them were not valid, according to the company. The second best offer was submitted by a consortium including the Austrian company Kapsch TrafficCom and the Croatian company Spinne Traffic. Croatian media reports that the new system, which is to replace the existing physical toll gates, will be operational by the end of this year at the earliest.
ITIS Holding was established in 2022 as the umbrella entity of PPF for the business of intelligent solutions for transport infrastructure. It is the 100% owner of the operators of electronic toll systems CzechToll and SkyToll, the technology company TollNet and the supplier of payment solutions for carriers PaySystem.
CzechToll has been operating a satellite toll system in the Czech Republic since December 2019. SkyToll has been operating a satellite toll system in Slovakia since January 2010. From 2015 to the end of 2023, SkyToll also operated the system of electronic highway signs in Slovakia, at the end of the year it was handed over to the administration of the National Highway Company. In Slovenia, SkyToll launched a new system for paying electronic highway stamps in 2021.