Stuttgart/Cannes, 1 March 2015 – Following the success of last year, Europe’s leading parking management provider APCOA PARKING Group will again be represented in 2015 at the international property trade fair MIPIM, which will be held in Cannes from 10 to 13 March, 2015. Visitors include international property owners, developers and managers. Supported by sound market research and pan-European know-how, APCOA will provide trade visitors with information on the commercial asset management of parking areas and enhanced user-friendliness of multi-storey car parks, particularly through contact-free entry.
Focus on maintaining individual mobility
“Making existing parking facilities future proof and designing them to be profitable and value-creating is an important issue,” stated Ralf Bender, CEO of APCOA PARKING Group. “Only by doing so will individual mobility also remain possible in the future.” Ultimately, this requires an intelligent infrastructure that can only be achieved with the use of innovative technologies. An ideal scenario would see commensurate financing generated by the introduction of paid parking across the board. “Realising such a move requires cooperation between all the relevant stakeholders, in other words city councils and municipal authorities as well as service providers and auto manufacturers” continued Bender.
The progressive digitalisation of the parking process through mobile payment, online reservation and navigation to vacant parking spaces will form the primary focus for APCOA in the coming months and years. “In this way we are playing our part to promote seamless travel, thereby enabling customers to comfortably reach their destination without interruption,” added Bender.
Commercial asset management – APCOA demonstrates the potential of multi-storey car parks
Through ‘commercial asset management’ of parking facilities, APCOA is purposefully increasing the value and profit of parking properties. “We demonstrate to multi-storey car park owners the full potential of their properties while making the car park more appealing for the user,” explained Bender. “Through know-how gained in twelve European countries, we are in a position to enhance returns on multi-storey car parks.” The commercial asset management methods go well beyond those of traditional facility management, amongst other things encompassing pricing structures, analysis of competition and the respective transport infrastructure, identification of new target groups and targeted presentation.
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About APCOA PARKING
APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking facility operator. During more than 40 years of experience, the Group has gathered know-how in 12 European countries and a wide-spread client portfolio. More than 30 European airports have contracted APCOA to manage their parking facilities.
APCOA Group has more than 1.4 million parking spaces under management, and generated 678 million euros in revenues in 2013. APCOA's international background lets customers and property owners benefit from trend-setting and innovative parking services at more than 7,400 locations. Based on international know-how, local expertise, and long-term experience, around 4,700 staff deliver bespoke technical solutions to meet specific contract requirements. The Group headquarters and the German branch office are located at Stuttgart Airport.
Visit us at MIPIM in Cannes, level 1, booth P-1.G66.