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Fujitsu have announced they have acquired Applied Cart Technologies (ACT), the digital ticketing solutions provider. They acquired the company for a ‘multi-million pound’ figure. Fujitsu hope that this acquisition will strengthen their presence in the transport sector and allow Fujitsu to provide cloud-based ticketing systems.
This deal comes after Fujitsu’s recent announcement that it will be working with Arriva to install the UK rail industry’s first smartphone-based ticketing system.
We live in an increasingly digital-first world with consumers using everything from cloud to smartwatches, to go about their daily lives. Today, for the majority of us, travel is a necessity in day-to-day life. Yet in our Digital Inside Out study, only 39% of the public were satisfied with digital services the transport industry offers, commented Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu UK & Ireland. This needs to change. As a technology provider to transport operators, we see it as our responsibility to facilitate the sectors move to digital. ACT is a proven expert in the digital ticketing space and will be a vitally important part of the Fujitsu business.
ACT has an excellent track record of delivering innovative ticketing systems and services that are valued by our diverse range of customers, commented Gary Watts, Chief Executive, ACT. In recent years, we have developed a range of new services and seen a series of new contract wins. Fujitsus investment in ACT provides the foundations for further expansion and we look forward to continuing to service our customers as part of Fujitsu, a company which shares our customer-centric ethos and vision for a connected society. We are excited to be able to combine our next generation ticketing and payments platform with Fujitsus global innovation portfolio and look forward to taking the business smoothly to the next level of scale.
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