Jochen Betz, Olaf Renz, Dietmar Mönning, & Jörn Bertram, Managing Directors, TÖNNJES INTERNATIONAL GROUP GmbH

Our Vision: Safer roads and secure mobility through smart vehicle identification.

Jochen Betz, Olaf Renz, Dietmar Mönning, & Jörn Bertram, Managing Directors, TÖNNJES INTERNATIONAL GROUP GmbH


Giving Mobility a Smart and Secure Future

As a technology and systems provider, TÖNNJES is a global leader in the field of vehicle identification. The product range can be split into the EVI (electronic vehicle identification), software, security solutions and production technology segments. From manufacturing licence plates to creating a central licence register, the company handles every step when it comes to successfully and securely identifying vehicles. With the RFID-based IDePLATE system, TÖNNJES has developed an electronic security licence plate that protects against manipulation and fraud whilst, at the same time, enabling smart applications. TÖNNJES products are already in use in many countries around the globe. The company generates 100 percent of its revenue from transactions abroad.

Our Mission

To give vehicles around the globe an identity, to create a system between the authorities and drivers and to make the entire thing as secure and modern as possible – that is TÖNNJES’s mission. The growing number of cars, motorbikes, lorries and transport trolleys that are on the move on roads around the world is a major challenge for cities and municipalities. In order to create and maintain order and security, TÖNNJES offers tailored solutions for vehicle identification made in Germany, which can also be integrated into existing systems.

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.

TÖNNJES runs more than 50 branches and joint ventures in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America. By establishing local manufacturing and distribution companies, the company is able to act as a service provider for the respective regulatory authorities or traffic police. Its international focus means that TÖNNJES employs around 2,000 people worldwide. The Tönnjes family started its business activities back in 1832 in Delmenhorst, where the manufacturing site is still operating today and serves as an important technology supplier for us.

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
Cayman Islands

World's First Complete RFID Solution for Vehicle Management

The Cayman Islands State Vehicle and Driver Licensing Authority uses RFID license plates and security tags from Tönnjes.

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Jochen Betz
Jochen Betz
Managing Director
Delmenhorst, Germany
Olaf Renz
Olaf Renz
Managing Director
Delmenhorst, Germany

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