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The Snapper Story

Snapper Services Limited was formed in 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Infratil Limited. In May 2019 Snapper was purchased by Allectus Capital Limited. Snapper is headquartered in Wellington, to provide a public transport ticketing scheme for the New Zealand market.

Since 2008, over 700,000 Snapper smartcards have been issued, generating over 200 million transactions across more than 400 buses and 3,000 taxis.
In 2012 Snapper took a leap forward and made its presence felt on the world transport ticketing stage with the launch of one of the first mobile on-the-go, fully integrated payment solutions that turned Android smartphones into mobile transport wallets using NFC technology.

This technology was then recognised in 2015 with the Transport Ticketing Technology of the Year Award.

That was then, this is now.

Since taking on the world, Snapper has continued to grow its offering, adding to its suite the desktop reload app, state-of-the art self-service kiosks and most recently, it’s account-based digital channel RideBank™ which was also recognised at the Transport Ticketing Global Awards in 2018. All of these solutions are ‘bolt-on’ solutions for existing ticketing systems.

The best of both worlds.

With this shift in business model, Snapper is repositioning itself as a product development expert and integration partner, as well as an end-to-end ticketing provider.

At the same time, the established and proven local market scheme continues to march forward and provides a brilliant test bed and ‘real life’ proof of concept for new customers looking to see how Snapper technology can benefit both themselves and their customers.