Our Company

METRIC are an innovative technology company, leading solution provider and service partner
in the fields of ticketing, retail and logistics

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Our Story

METRIC is first and foremost a technology company. We design and develop new and innovative solutions for the parking, transport, retail and logistics sectors. METRIC have a long history of being at the forefront of design and innovation, our company has produced many firsts from the first ticket machine to allow overlapping farestages and first all-electronic desktop calculator to the world’s first electronic pay & display machine.

We are innovators and early adopters of the latest technologies to bring our customers the very best. METRIC were the first to develop contactless bank payments on pay & display parking terminals years before it became mainstream payment option. This technology was exhibited at the CARTES exhibition in 2007. Our most recent innovations, the METRIC VivoPark system was awarded the British Parking Award for Parking Technology in 2015.

METRIC has four divisions of business: Parking Systems, Public Transport, Retail & Logistics, and Solutions & Innovations. Our Parking Systems division is based at our UK headquarters in Swindon, Wiltshire. Our parking terminals are designed and manufactured on-site and delivered globally. Our in-house Research and Development team combine innovative British design, advanced technologies, environmental sensibilities, and global inclusive awareness. METRIC are also the exclusive UK distributors of Amano Europe, offering a market leading pay-on-foot solution.

METRIC Public Transport, formally known by the brand name Almex, have an extensive history in the ticketing sector. the name has been synonymous with ticketing on an international scale since 1946. Designed and manufactured in Hannover, Germany, METRIC are European market leaders in this field with more than 10,000 ticket vending machines and 25,000 ticketing systems across Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Our TVMs and ETMs can be found in all areas of public transport from buses and trains to trams and planes globally.

Our Retail & Logistics division, formally known by the brand name Skeye, represents the best of German engineering. Our robust smart handhelds deliver fast data capture for sophisticated applications in the retail, logistics, CEP, hospitality and field service sectors. METRIC have over 300,000 smart handheld devices deployed around the world.

METRIC are the exclusive UK distributors of Glory cash management solutions. As world experts in this sector, METRIC are proud to represent and deliver these solutions to our customers. We offer cash management for businesses large and small across a range of sectors from retail and wholesale to foreign exchange and banking.

METRIC are not a ‘one size fits all’ company, we are passionate about finding the right solution for your business. Systems can be tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers or newly developed from concept to deployment. Our business development managers take a consultative approach to deliver a solution to meet your business’ needs.

 


Our heritage dates back to the Bell Punch Company

parking terminals worldwide

ticketing systems across Europe

smart handhelds deployed globally

Winner of the BPA Parking Technology Award for VivoPark

The METRIC Team

With a workforce of over 400 employees across our UK and German sites, METRIC comprises of a strong team of engineers, computer scientists, sales specialists, designers, technicians and administrators. All of these people focus on the development and production of highly-efficient, user-friendly, and reliable products in the field of ticketing, parking and Auto-ID. Each one is crucial to the success of our business.

Are you a good fit?

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the METRIC team, if you think your skills match our business, get in touch.

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Thomas Dibbern

Thomas Dibbern

CEO, METRIC Mobility Solutions AG

Thomas has vast experience and knowledge in the urban mobility sector and joined METRIC in July 2014 as Chief Sales Officer, taking over as CEO in October 2014.

Peter Aylward

Peter Aylward

Managing Director, METRIC Group Ltd

MBA-qualified Peter has been part of the transport and ticketing industry since 2009 when he joined Almex. Now known as METRIC, Peter has been the Managing Director since 2012.

Green Credentials

How METRIC do our bit

METRIC take their commitment to the environment seriously. There is a company-wide focus on reducing waste and recycling that is embraced by all our employees.

METRIC are ISO14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems) accredited throughout the company, not only with our production facility but to include our maintenance and installation services.

Our environmental awareness extends to the products we design and build. Since the 1980´s METRIC has been designing and supplying solar powered ticketing machines for the parking industry. Customer demand has driven the development of this technology which reduces installation costs and promotes the use of a renewable energy source.

The METRIC Elite machine is top of the league when it comes to efficient use of solar power and we are committed to improving our product’s energy consumption.

Manufacturing & Delivery

RoHS Compliance – Restriction of Hazardous Substances during manufacturing. Metric recognise the importance of the regulation to remove harmful chemicals and substances which may pose an environmental hazard either at manufacturing, during product life of at disposal and as such our policy is for all equipment to shipped with this assurance, even though it is not required in some countries.

All products are manufactured with the modular concept, this allows our customer to make re-use and upgrades a simple process.

Maximise recycling, in addition to the WEEE regulation all our packaging is 100% recyclable. We also advocate re-use of packaging and arrange for collection of the material with the customer wherever possible.

Metric are the only UK manufacturer of pay and display machines, designed, built and dispatched from Swindon in Wiltshire. This ensures that all UK customers can reduce their carbon footprint when choosing Metric as there is no requirement for international air freight or shipping.

Employees and Workplace

Staff working at and out of our headquarters in the UK are encouraged to car share to work, a pool car scheme operates to reduce the need for company vehicles for essential users on company business.

The company has over 100 vehicles in its fleet and a policy to source only vehicles with C02 emissions under 160g has been instigated with a target to reduce this further as vehicle technology improves.

Recycling of metals, cardboard, plastics, paper are in strict operation through the manufacturing facility, this policy also applies to office space environments.

Paper towels and disposable coffee cups are no longer used at Metric House. Energy efficient air dryers have been installed.

With over 90 engineers on the road, our Service Department monitor our carbon footprint very closely. All vehicles are fitted with tracking devices and with our GPS software we can direct the closest engineer to a call, improving our response time and customer service, whilst minimising use of fuel and carbon emissions.

WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations objectives specify a minimum of 75% recycling and 80% recovery. At Metric we are proud that we can achieve over a 90% for both recycling and recovery.

Metric acknowledges the responsibility for the collection and the recycling of equipment removed from site, when installed after the 13th August 2005 (as specified in the WEEE regulations).

Metric have selected a number of companies with local networks of waste collection and treatment. At the end of life of a product, Metric manages the logistics, dismantling and recycling in agreement with the customer.

Quality Assurance

Quality ranks first and foremost for METRIC and for its customers. The strong growth the company has enjoyed over recent decades and its success are based primarily on the high quality of its products. Numerous follow-up orders from large and well-known companies bear testimony to that. Some of these companies have been customers of METRIC for more than 30 years.

METRIC has implemented an efficient and comprehensive Quality Management System. It provides a means of recording any and all requirements stipulated by customers, the market or by legislation. It is the foundation for the thorough understanding needed to develop or customise solutions to meet specific requirements. This results in clear and detailed specifications for production, which is also continuously monitored very closely. The sophisticated management system guarantees lasting quality even for the many daily routine business procedures.

METRIC are also ISO 9001 (Quality Management) certified.