Q-Free celebrates forty years of innovation and technology

Since 1984, the global tolling and traffic management company has pushed the ITS industry forward with innovative solutions, a trend that continues into the next forty years.

  • Q-Free celebrates milestone 40th anniversary in 2024 
  • New ownership strengthens position for an even better forty years to come
  • Management guidance includes focus on innovation and long-term growth

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY – Q-Free, a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, proudly announces the celebration of its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of groundbreaking innovation and an unwavering commitment to shaping the future of smart mobility. As Q-Free embarks on its next chapter, the company is thrilled to unveil its future vision with strategic support from its new ownership by Guardian Smart Infrastructure Management (GSIM) and Rieber & Søn AS.

Founded in 1984, Q-Free has evolved into a driving force in the intelligent transportation sector, pioneering innovative solutions that redefine the way people move and connect. As the company reflects on its rich history, it celebrates both its past achievements and its new investors, which have positioned Q-Free for accelerated growth and success.

A legacy of innovation

Over the past 40 years, Q-Free has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in intelligent transportation. From cutting-edge tolling systems and traffic management solutions to connected vehicles and active transportation, Q-Free has been a trailblazer that delivers intelligent, sustainable, and connected transportation ecosystems.

To forty more: Focusing on the future

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, our gaze is firmly set on the future,” said Q-Free CEO Trond Christensen. Q-Free envisions a future where smart transportation seamlessly integrates with the fabric of our lives, enhancing efficiency, sustainability, and overall quality of life. The strategic investment by Guardian is a testament to our capabilities and the potential for continued growth and innovation. Together, we are committed to making a lasting impact on the world of intelligent mobility.”

Q-Free CEO Trond Christensen

As part of our strategic vision, Q-Free is pleased to announce its delisting. This strategic decision emphasizes the company’s commitment to prioritizing innovation and enhancing its competitive edge in delivering cutting-edge solutions over shareholder value. Removing the company from the Norwegian stock exchange signifies a deliberate step toward streamlining operations, reducing administrative burdens, and fortifying our agility to respond swiftly to evolving market and customer needs.

Join us in celebrating ITS

Throughout the anniversary year, Q-Free will engage with its global community of employees, customers, partners, and stakeholders in various events and initiatives. From thought leadership and technological showcases to employee recognition programs, the celebration will be a testament to the collaborative spirit that has fueled Q-Free’s success.

Q-Free invites everyone to join in the celebration and be part of the journey “To Forty More.” Follow our anniversary events, engage with us on social media using #ToFortyMore, and stay tuned for exciting announcements as we continue to innovate and shape the future of intelligent transportation.

About Q-Free
Q-Free is a global leader in intelligent transportation systems, spearheading innovative solutions for tolling, traffic management, and active transportation. Embracing innovation and harnessing the power of technology, we address daily mobility challenges, shaping a future where people, goods, and data travel safely, efficiently, and sustainably.

With a four-decade legacy, Q-Free’s vision extends beyond geographical boundaries, serving customers worldwide in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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