About INIT

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Since 1983, INIT has evolved from a university spin-off to the world market leader for ITS solutions in public transportation. Everything we do is based on our credo to be the most innovative, reliable and sustainable supplier. Our roots are in Karlsruhe, Germany. But we are at home all over the world – with more than 30 subsidiaries and offices around the globe.

Our competitive edge: INIT is the worldwide only supplier that covers the complete range of tasks which public transport companies face to provide their service. With our uniquely integrated system of hard- and software solutions, we offer maximum assistance in their complex work.

Digitalisation, Mobility as a Service, Electromobility: These developments will pose numerous challenges for public transport companies in the coming years. With the support of a highly competent technology partner such as INIT, innovators can be sure to overcome them. Learn more in our latest video: ‘Shaping the future of mobility.'

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In good company

More than 1100 transport providers rely on our support to manage their daily tasks:

  • planning and dispatching
  • ticketing and fare management
  • operations control and real-time passenger information
  • analyzing and optimizing


Moreover, transport companies can also master all requirements of electromobility and set up a single sign-on mobility platform using our integrated solutions. A robust package of operational services completes the INIT offer.

More than 40 years of experience have given us an in-depth understanding of our customer’s requirements. This allows us to customize and implement our solutions extremely successfully. Combined with the aim to make new technologies quickly available for public transport, this provides the basis for INIT’s exceptional performance.


Portrait of Dr. Gottfried Greschner

I am very proud of the development INIT has taken until now. Within 40 years, we have grown to one of the most successful companies in our industry. Feedback from our customers and financial reports speak for themselves - but it's the achievements of our dedicated team which have created our prosperous history and will guide us to a promising future.

Dr. Gottfried Greschner

Founder and CEO of INIT

INIT at a glance


transport providers worldwide


employees worldwide


years of experience


million EUR revenue



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INIT worldwide locations map

The network of the INIT Group stretches around the globe. To provide our customers a first class service, we hold subsidiaries and offices in various regions worldwide. Whether Europe, North America, MENA, Asia-Pacific – you’ll find us wherever our customers are located.


Quality management and IT security

Our customers worldwide require not only the production and delivery of high quality hardware and software products, but also proof of the quality and security of the processes to offer an uninterrupted service to their passengers and to protect their infrastructure. The INIT company and all our hardware and software products comply with DIN EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 IT security standards (init SE / INIT GmbH / IMSS). We also keep our quality promise, by following the principles of DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 for example.


Our collaborations are what keeps us moving forward. Professional exchange plays a big part in our daily business. Therefore, our memberships in both national and international associations and working groups are highly important to us. 


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