RATP Group subsidiary Ixxi continues to expand with the acquisition of Setim, a company that provides innovative solutions in ticketing, operation assistance and passenger information systems. Setim also assists transport authorities in ITS solution consulting assignments.
Setim is based in Saint-Etienne in southern France with a subsidiary in Mexico City and boasts acknowledged expertise in:
- Designing and integrating ticketing solutions and operation assistance
- Contracting authority assistance, consulting and support for technological and organisation projects in passenger urban and inter-urban transportation for small and medium-sized towns and surrounding areas.
Setim has a dozen staff members and boasts a heavyweight customer list in France, Mexico and Ecuador. It has undertaken contracting authority assistance assignments for a mobile NFC solution in Toulouse and Marseilles and a similar assignment to implement an assistance system for operations and passenger information in Aix-en-Provence. Setim has worked in Latin America to support the implementation of a ticketing system for the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, and to define an integrated ticketing system for Quito, Ecuador.
Ixxi President Pascal Auzannet stated, “after the establishment of the Ixxi Techside subsidiary in Bordeaux and the acquisition of Navocap, the second largest French supplier of public transport operating and passenger information systems, Ixxi is further consolidating its product offering and bolstering its presence on French and international markets in ticketing, passenger information and operating support systems.”
Ixxi is pursuing a dynamic investment policy for its expansion in developing products relating to ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) and acquiring innovative French companies. The latest acquisition is a new chapter in the growth of Ixxi which will accelerate in the years to come. The aim is to expand to 200 employees and revenue exceeding 80 million Euros by 2020.
Ixxi, the RATP Group subsidiary specialising in developing mobility assistance services, was established in 2010 to enhance the value of group know-how in France and on international markets in intelligent transport systems (ITS). Ixxi designs, integrates, operates and maintains ticketing multimodal information and operation assistance systems. Ixxi also manages the ticketing system in Paris and its suburbs, the world’s largest multimodal network, which includes metro, bus, tramway and regional express rail networks.
With nearly 14 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. With its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express rail lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttles to the region’s international airports, the multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company. RATP Group expertise covers the entire transport chain from upstream studies and consulting for local authorities to operation and maintenance of complex networks and including network modernization. RATP Group exports its know-how all over the world through its operations subsidiary RATP Dev, but also through Systra, the engineering subsidiary jointly owned with SNCF and in Ixxi, the RATP Group subsidiary specializing in innovative services and passenger information.