Q-Free named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

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Q-Free was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 12 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.

At Q-Free, we are creating solutions that help millions of people to move more efficiently, safely and environmentally friendly. Together with our partners and clients, we are changing the movement of people and resources within cities and regions.

Looking at some of the key accomplishments in 2017, there are several reasons for Q-Free to be proud; we are in the final phase of delivering a nationwide truck tolling system in Slovenia. We have had a record year in terms of tag sales with Chile, Portugal, France, Thailand, Australia and Russia as key markets. We have made significant inroads with our infomobility offering in the US and UK, and delivered the first phase of a statewide ATMS system in Virginia, USA.

“Q-Free’s success over the last 18 months is founded on the execution of a well-defined overall strategy combined with strong internal ownership” states Håkon Volldal, CEO of Q-Free. “We have focused our scope and presence, strengthened our organization with new competence and developed new offerings. As choosing our solutions often is a long-term investment, we do not only focus on what we deliver, but also on how we deliver. At Q-Free we strive daily to be better than yesterday. This applies both as a company and on a societal level.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition, said: “We wanted to recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe.”

He continued: “The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity. The ‘Ones to Watch’ lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the Awards, said: “To be listed as a ‘Ones to Watch’ is a real accolade. At RSM, we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future.”

Q-Free will now have the chance to compete in the Business of the Year Award with Turnover €26M – 150M category and become a National Winner in their country of Norway. If successful, they will then take part in the grand final in May 2018, where the final 12 European winners will be announced. They will also have the chance to enter a public vote, which attracts attention and support from across the globe.

The Awards Categories for 2017-2018:

  1. The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  2. The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
  3. The Award for Innovation
  4. The Award for International Expansion
  5. The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
  6. The New Business of The Year Award
  7. The Workplace and People Development Award
  8. The Customer and Market Engagement Award
  9. The Digital Technology Award
  10. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover € 0 – 25M
  11. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €26M – 150M
  12. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €150 +

For more information about the competition please go to

To vote for Q-Free please go to HERE.


For further press information or for case studies/interviews, please contact:

Q-Free: Idunn Bjelland, Director of Global Marketing, at +47 73 82 65 00 or email

EBA: Vanessa Wood at the European Business Awards on +44 (0) 796 6666 657 or email

About your company:

Q-Free is a leading global supplier of products and solutions within the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market. The company provides class-leading Tolling, Parking, Traffic Management and Connected ITS (C-ITS)/Connected Vehicle solutions. It has a presence in all major ITS technology areas. These solutions, together with a broad, and in many cases unique, range of sensors for infrastructure, vulnerable road user and environmental monitoring, enable Q-Free to supply ITS which address all road infrastructure financing, operating and condition-monitoring needs.

In addition, managed service solutions are provided which allow customers great flexibility in capital and operating costs.

The company has delivered systems which are now operational in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and North and South America. Q-Free has approximately 430 employees, is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, and has local offices around the world.

Q-Free is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker QFR.

About the European Business Awards:

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:

  • It celebrates and endorses individuals’ and organisations’ success.
  • It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to.
  • It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues.

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE and PR Newswire

Twitter: @rsmEBA


LinkedIn: the company page “The European Business Awards”

About RSM:

RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 800 offices and more than 41,400 people internationally. The network’s total fee income is US$4.9 billion.

As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that’s based on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. This is how we empower them to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential.

RSM is the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards promoting commercial excellence and recognition of entrepreneurial brilliance.

RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms, with the shared objective to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.

RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.

To vote for Q-Free please go to HERE.