AKRON is a Belgian SME specialising in noise and vibration, strain and stress measurement equipment, software development and signal analysis. Besides selling equipment and software, Akron is also a specialist in noise mapping and action planning for traffic, and participated in many European, national and regional projects. The company has customers from the aerospace, rail, maritime, petrochemical and oil and gas industry. AKRON’s commercial activities have an international dimension with the bulk of its turnover being generated in the Western Europe region. AKRON will take part in the validation of specific road surfaces for the reduction of noise emission. An economic approach (cost/benefit analysis) will be developed to support the selection of quieter road surfaces. AKRON will contribute profoundly in the widespread dissemination and exploitation of the project’s key results and deliverables.