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World market leader supplies the Philippines with license plate technology TÖNNJES INTERNATIONAL GROUP GmbH awarded historic contract

  • A total of almost 31 million new license plates & RFID stickers for the Philippines
  • Production and distribution process in the capital Manila
  • Continuation of a successful cooperation

Manila/Delmenhorst, July 2023. The Philippines continues to rely on know-how from Germany for modern vehicle identification. The Land Transportation Office (LTO for short) has now awarded a contract to TÖNNJES…

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Delegation from Taoyuan visits TÖNNJES INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Smart Mobility is one of the main topics worldwide for urban planners. A delegation from Taoyuan (Ministry of Transport: Chief Secretary, Parking Management and Construction Department, Public Transport Section-Department, Transport planning, Public transport and Urban Planning Department) visited the Tönnjes production facility in Delmenhorst to learn more about this topic.
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Automated production of license plates in Egypt

TÖNNJES opens high-tech factory in Cairo

  • Ceremonial opening in the Egyptian capital
  • Politicians and press gain insight into licence plate production
  • Successful implementation of the agreement signed during "Compact with Africa 2019"

Cairo, October 2022. Egypt is localising its license plate production: On 16 October, the new production facility in Cairo officially opened, where all of the…

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Kenya uses electronic vehicle detection from Germany

New order from Nairobi: TÖNNJES continues to supply IDeSTIX to East Africa

  • Kenya relies on German RFID technology to identify cars
  • IDeSTIX as a “third number plate” on the vehicle
  • Consumers can check vehicle features via smartphone

Nairobi/Delmenhorst, September 2022. Kenya already digitised the registration and identification of its vehicles in 2016. Since then, all new cars and trucks…

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Electronic vehicle recognition in the Caribbean

The Cayman Islands converted their vehicle administration in 2016 and opted for the IDePLATE system from TÖNNJES. Since then, motorbikes, cars and trucks in the archipelago have been issued with the IDePLATE number plate and IDeSTIX windscreen sticker.  Both elements contain a Ucode DNA RAIN RFID chip that meets the highest security standards and allows the authorities contactless recognition and…

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TAIWAN: The Taoyuan City Municipal Government has awarded TÖNNJES the contract to implement a "large vehicle identification and management system".

The project involves setting up a "large vehicle identification and management system". In the future, vehicles can be accurately identified at any time, regardless of weather conditions. The smart solution will use identification devices (using the IDePLATE smart number plate) and a smart management and identification system (backend management system) to reduce traffic congestion caused by large…

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As one into the future: TÖNNJES starts 2022 with a new structure

Market leader bundles its international business / RFID solutions more in demand than ever

  • TÖNNJES INTERNATIONAL GROUP GmbH is now acting as the holding company of the group with immediate effect
  • Innovative solutions for electronic vehicle recognition in use worldwide
  • Global RFID technology market grows to $10.7 billion

Delmenhorst, January 2022. TÖNNJES, the global market leader from…

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TÖNNJES establishes local license plate production in Manila

Delmenhorst/Manila. With the establishment of a new licence plate production, TÖNNJES has fulfilled a central request of the Philippine government. After the state tried in 2013 to restructure the production of licence plates in the country, severe supply bottlenecks ensued. The result: many vehicles drove through the streets without proper licence plates. For this reason, three years ago, the…

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TÖNNJES equips high-tech plant in Italy

Delmenhorst/Turin. The Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Sarl (in short IPZS) in Rome is assuming the centralised production of security documents such as driving licences or vehicle registration plates in Italy. Such a state mint is unique in the European Union. To guarantee the permanent supply of licence plates and to modernise the processes, the IPZS decided in 2017 to build a new factory in…

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TÖNNJES supports Dubai in the production of licence plates

Delmenhorst/Dubai. The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of the Emirate of Dubai decided in 2018 to modernise the central production of vehicle registration plates. The goal: to digitalise processes, eliminate errors and manipulation, and increase efficiency. In addition, the RTA aimed for more transparency in the issuing and monitoring of resource stocks. TÖNNJES therefore installed a licence…

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TÖNNJES opens first production site in West Africa

Delmenhorst/Dakar. At the request of the national Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Development (French: Ministère de Infrastructures, des Transports Terrestres et du Désenclavement – in short, MITTD), the Republic of Senegal wanted to optimise the registration and inspection of vehicle registration plates in 2018. The aim of the project: a uniform process from the registration to the…

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The vehicle licence plate of the future

TÖNNJES, Kathrein and NXP enable the electronic identification of vehicles

  • Electronic vehicle identification (EVI) is paving the way for the digitalisation ofvehicle recognition
  • It can be used for a variety of purposes: traffic management, toll collection systems and theft prevention
  • RFID tags and vignettes already in global use
  • New technology for the identification of motorised…
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Press Review 2021 April 20th


Global challenges, more solidarity

How an International company is experiencing the pandemic

  • TÖNNJES, the specialist for vehicle identification, operates more than 50 joint ventures worldwide.
  • Employees around the globe share their thoughts on the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Harsh lockdowns are paralysing the economic development in emerging countries.
  • There is an increasing demand for number plates for motorized two-wheelers.


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Digital Workshop


Guatemala increases the security of vehicle registration plates

German company produces 2.7 million number plates in Central America


  • Tax authority commissions TÖNNJES with production of vehicle registration plates
  • New plates with holographic security elements and track-and-trace code
  • Pandemic: company obtains special production authorisation under specific conditions
  • Joint venture in Guatemala City personalises number plate blanks from Panama


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Press Release Guatemala Dec 2020


Made in Germany, from the Andes

In La Paz, a German company is producing vehicle number plates for Bolivia

  • TÖNNJES receives another order for the production of Bolivian number plates
  • Company opts for a joint venture strategy abroad
  • International investments despite the Corona pandemic

Delmenhorst/La Paz, November 2020. Nearly 4,000 metres above sea level, in the middle of the Andes, sits La Paz. This city of 757,000…

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