With more than 600.000 international customers, Satellic is the main toll operator in Belgium.
We are a Belgian company with more than 100 employees located in Diegem. We were appointed in July 2014 by the three Belgian Regions to collect on their behalf the toll from Heavy Goods Vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes and from N1 BC vehicles. In less than two years, we have designed, built, financed and made operational a complete kilometre charging system. We are currently operating and managing the system.
Satellic NV was selected via a public tender procedure set up by the regional Belgian authorities. Satellic NV has been chosen for its unique expertise. As Belgian joint venture between T-Systems and Strabag, we have a vast experience in all the aspects of the deployment of an intelligent kilometre charging system. Having fully built up the Belgian system makes us the undisputed technological leader in this field. We work under the supervision of Viapass.
In its On Board Unit, Satellic uses satellite positioning technology (GNSS) together with mobile (GSM) and dedicated short range communication (DSRC). The Satellic kilometre charging system was launched on 1 October 2015, and the distribution of the On Board Units also began on that date.
The commercial operations have been launched on 1 April 2016. Today, Satellic has more than 600 000 active OBUs installed in trucks coming from 100 different countries. Between 130.000 and 140.000 heavy goods vehicles subject to toll use the Belgium road network every day.
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Our management committee
Elisabeth Verbrugge, CEO
Elisabeth Verbrugge was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Satellic NV in July 2018.
She started her career at the Brussels offices of a global law firm, advising both public and private sector clients on complex technology and outsourcing deals and privacy and data protection matters. She joined Satellic in 2016 as Head of Procurement, Supplier & Contract Management, managing all external supplier relations as well as Satellic’s business partner programme.
Saverio Donati, CFO
Saverio Donati was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Satellic NV in March 2017.
After obtaining a master’s degree of Science in Management from the University of Ferrara and a 2nd level master’s degree in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from SDA Bocconi, he held several managerial and strategic positions in various sectors such as finance, energy and luxury fashion. He joined Strabag in 2012 and is currently a Member of the Strabag Infrastructure Development European team, which focuses on the origination and execution of equity investments in PPP and Concessions mainly under project finance schemes.
His strong experience in negotiating numerous deals in the fields of transport infrastructure and energy across Europe and overseas made him a perfect fit for the position of CFO at Satellic.
Bart De Sitter, CTO
Bart De Sitter was appointed Chief Technical Officer of Satellic NV on 1 January 2018.
He started his professional career in 1997 as Customer Engineer at IBM, where he stayed for 15 years and left as Architect in the department Telco and Utilities Sector. He joined T-System in 2012 as a presales consultant and solution designer and was responsible for the T-Systems Big Data Solutions project in Belgium.
In 2014, Bart De Sitter was appointed Head of Customer Services at Satellic and tasked with running the customer services department and ensuring all contractual obligations within the customer services department were met. Among his main assignments, Bart had to manage the call centre, as well as the logistics and the service points suppliers. Parallel to being the Head of Customer Services, he also was the account executive for Viapass.
Satellic and the environment
Our declaration with respect to environmental protection
Satellic employs an environmental management system which meets the requirements of international standard ISO 14001. Our system ensures that the development, installation and operation of the truck toll system in Belgium has as little impact on the environment as possible.
In all its business processes that might influence the environment, Satellic has incorporated an unambiguous environmental code of practice – for example in the purchase of products and services. The key environmental objectives are:
To promote environmentally oriented thinking and action at Satellic.