Aldridge next in sequence for Siemens Mobility

Sydney-based SCATS provider would become part of German group's ITS business
UTC / October 20, 2020
By Adam Hill
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Siemens Mobility has announced it intends to acquire  Australian firm Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC).

The company is a licensed SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System) software distributor and will be managed as an independent company within Siemens Mobility’s ITS business unit. 

SCATS itself is owned by Transport for New South Wales and accounts for a third of adaptive traffic control systems worldwide, including around 80% of those located in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Although not yet approved by regulatory authorities, the deal would give Siemens a greater footprint in the APAC market -  and Siemens says it would mean it could "provide the entire chain of major adaptive traffic control systems globally".

“This important association will allow us access to a worldwide base of installed traffic controllers and will position Siemens Mobility to become an established ITS player in the fast-growing APAC region, further increasing our market share for adaptive traffic management systems," says  Markus Schlitt, CEO of Siemens Mobility ITS.

In addition to manufacturing SCATS-compliant traffic signal controllers, ATC provides  services such as signal design, engineering and traffic management consulting as well as training.