Dietmar Mönning, Managing Director, Tönnjes E.A.S.T.

Trend-Setting Vehicle Identication Via Radio Communication

As a leading supplier of security vehicle license plates, Tönnjes E.A.S.T. offers their customers vehicle identification solutions for a wide range of requirements. The RFID products IDePLATE (RFID license plate) and IDeSTIX (RFID windscreen sticker) are used to protect against manipulation, fraud and theft.

Equipped with the latest technologies, the company develops modular systems and individual complete solutions for the production and distribution of license plates that meet specific requirements in the fields of security, organization and logistics.

For over 20 years we have developed and installed international vehicle registration systems. Our expertise in this field is unique around the world and we are represented on each continent with our technologies and security systems. In many countries we already have complex tailor-made solutions in place on behalf of local authorities in the field of vehicle registration.

Dietmar Mönning, Managing Director, Tönnjes E.A.S.T.

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Application Fields

Tönnjes E.A.S.T.

Security license plates, vehicle identification & registration

As one of the leading suppliers worldwide of security license plates as well as vehicle registration and identification systems, the Tönnjes Group focuses on the customer-specific development of international vehicle registration systems through its export companies for protecting the vehicle registration as well as subsequent identification of the “national vehicle fleet” against attempts at manipulation, counterfeiting and theft.

There are currently more than 1,500 employees working in over 30 locations on five continents, relying on worldwide networked development, production and system integration to ensure that vehicles are protected for their owners through our technology and security solutions while criminal acts are made more difficult at the same time.

Electronic vehicle identification via RFID

Using the latest technologies based on passive RFID and cryptographic authentication, Tönnjes provides customer specific solutions for international vehicle registration and identification. By using passive RFID-Transponder with additional security standards, like the UCODE DNA, Tönnjes offers a wide range of applications and benefits for Road Transport Authorities and ITS Operators.

In the context of technology transfer, we offer you the following products, services and machines:

  • Consultancy on modern counterfeit and tamper-proof vehicle registration and identification systems including high security license plates
  • Planning and technical support for national specifications for vehicle registration products
  • Presentations of customized solutions for the national vehicle registration process
  • Project implementation with local partners in a joint venture company
  • Investment and technology transfer for local production
  • Production installations and machines for number plate manufacture

RFID system identifies vehicles at 220 km/h

TÖNNJES and Kathrein impress customers and public officials at the Sachsenring! The German company TÖNNJES has developed a revolutionary system for electronic vehicle identification (EVI) with its cooperation partners Kathrein and NXP. The group presented its innovation to customers and public officials from over 30 nations during a performance test at the Sachsenring in March – even managing to beat its previous performance: The RFID-based technology can detect and authenticate vehicles at speeds of up to 220 km/h.

TÖNNJES supports Brazil upgrading its vehicle licensing system

German company TÖNNJES is supporting the authorities with software and technology für greater security The international company from Delmenhorst, TÖNNJES, is launching a new vehicle licensing system in Brazil, working through its local joint venture with the local authorities. The change will affect the production and administration of Brazilian licence plates. The key feature of the new system is “Track & Trace”, which means all stages of the process will be recorded – from production to fitting the plates on a vehicle – to prevent abuse and manipulation in the future. A central database will be used to manage all licence plates with a unique identification number, which is laser engraved into the licence plate foil using cryptographic codes. The state of Rio de Janeiro is leading the way, as it first introduced these changes in September 2018. The other 26 states in the largest South American country will follow over the next 18 months.

TÖNNJES opens up new strategic base in Dakar with AFRIPLAQUE

German experts set their sights on the West African vehicle identification market The Government of the Republic of Senegal is introducing a new system to register vehicle owners and identify vehicles in the West African state. This should improve the state’s control over vehicle tax and provide a sound footing for the insurance sector. TÖNNJES C.A.R.D. is participating in this restructuring process by investing over one million euros in the construction of a new production plant for vehicle licence plates in the capital, Dakar. The specialist manufacturer of security licence plates and RFID-based vehicle identification systems has formed a long-term collaboration with Gemalto, a French software company and systems integrator.

5.5 million licence plates and RFID labels for the Philippines

Tönnjes E.A.S.T. delivers its first IDeSTIX Headlamp Tags to the country The “Land Transportation Office” (LTO), a department in the Philippine Ministry of Transport, has commissioned German company Tönnjes E.A.S.T. to deliver an initial batch of 3.25 million licence plates for cars and motorcycles. All vehicles will also be fitted with an electronic RFID label containing a UcodeDNA high-security chip. IDeSTIX windscreen labels will be fitted in 775,000 cars, and 1.7 million motorcycles will receive an IDeSTIX Headlamp Tag. This means vehicles can now be electronically identified by a reader in moving traffic. The company is currently delivering blank plates to the island state and will start production work in March as part of a local joint venture in Manila.

Dietmar Mönning
Dietmar Mönning
Managing Director
Delmenhorst, Germany
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