January 20, 2016

MSc Engineering Management - Insights


EM Excursion to Kapsch, Vienna

The Kapsch Group, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is an international Road Telematics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Company. The corporate group, with more than 5,000 employees worldwide generated latest total revenue of € 908.8 million. Johann Kapsch founded it in September 1892, with the state-owned and operated Mailing and Telegraph-Administration among its first clients. Since 2002, The Kapsch Group is organized into four business areas:

  • Kapsch BusinessCom AG is a parter for the implementation of communications solutions for small, medium and large businesses
  • Kapsch CarrierCom AG is a global system integrator and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions for public and railway operators, urban transport organizations and companies seeking real-time asset management solutions
  • Kapsch TrafficCom AG is a service supplier of traffic telematics systems and components for road and ratil traffic
  • Kapsch Components GmbH & Co KG is a manufacturer of high quality electronic products for telecommunication, telematics and industrial electronics

Kapsch has enjoyed a close relationship with Vienna’s University of Technology, and in particular with the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, for a considerable length of time. Hand in hand cooperation with the faculty to improve the appeal of studying at TU Wien and to promote cooperation between science and business.

The visit gave us an insight about the Kapsch and the real world experience of a factory. The visit helped us a lot in getting to know more about traffic systems, its installation and production. The trip was also helpful in teambuilding among our group.



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