18 December, 2013 - APCOA Parking (UK) has collaborated with its sister company in Norway to pioneer the launch of three new innovative pre-booking engines for state-owned Norwegian airport operator Avinor.
APCOA was awarded the major contract to deliver five new pre-booking engines in September 2013. The first three of these officially went live at Bergen, Stavanger, and Trondheim airports on 1 November 2013 (phase one). This will be followed by further two airports, which are due to go live in March/April 2014 (phase two).
With only eight weeks to deliver the booking engines from inception through to completion, APCOA’s e-Solutions’ team have again demonstrated their ingenuity when it comes to performance, business intelligence and quality of management information (MI).
In-line with Avinor’s original brief, APCOA has provided the Nordic operator with three bespoke booking engines; comprising financial reconciliation and connectivity to local parking equipment. This is further complemented with detailed MI reporting and yield management to help gauge customer trends, and to introduce a variable pricing strategy during peak and off-peak times.
Graham Morphew, Managing Director for APCOA Parking (UK), said: “Through our experience in developing custom-made dynamic e-Solutions, we had the necessary in-house expertise in both the UK and in Norway to streamline the process for Avinor to provide them with a best in class online booking engine.
“While some customers’ value price over convenience, others favour location, so effective parking management, customer relationship management (CRM), and pricing are key to achieving optimum car parking performance. Our intelligent online booking engines, therefore, will enable Avinor to gauge customer behaviour during high and low season to improve conversion rates,” added Morphew.
Avinor AS is a state-owned limited company that operates most of the civil airports in Norway. It owns and operates 46 airports in Norway, 14 in association with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, and is responsible for air traffic control services in Norway. It also operates three air traffic control centres (ATCC) at Bodo, Stavanger and Oslo airports.
APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd. was established in 1971 as a parking management company, and became the first company in the UK to provide on-street parking enforcement in 1986. APCOA currently employs over 2,000 staff in the UK and a further 2,500 staff across 11 other European countries. To date, APCOA is the largest full-service parking management company in Europe, providing a wide range of on and off-street services on behalf of local authorities, and clients at airports, rail stations, shopping centres, town and city centres, hotels, hospitals and universities.
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Stuttgart / Frankfurt, 2nd December 2013 – APCOA PARKING Group continues with its tradition of making charitable X-Mas donations.
Stuttgart / Frankfurt, 2nd December 2013 – APCOA PARKING Group continues with its tradition of making charitable X-Mas donations. This year the entire budget for Christmas presents of the Stuttgart based European market leader in parking management will go to Medico International. The organisation seated in Frankfurt will apply the donation funds to support aid projects for the victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.
APCOA PARKING Group’s CEO Ralf Bender (photo: with Monika Hufnagel / Medico International) handed over a cheque for 15,000 Euro on the 29th of November in Frankfurt. “We are especially impressed by Medico International’s capability to put local aid organisation in a position to help. As a corporate citizen we are absolutely dedicated to sustainable social responsibility”, Ralf Bender substantiated the support.
Medico International will employ the donation funds to back the Philippine healthcare network „Samahang Operasyong Sagip“ (SOS). The network distributes food and relief supplies in the disaster-hit areas. The organization is already also active in the restoration of the basis for life. Over the next years destroyed fishing boats and coconut palms must be replaced
Since more than forty years Medico International fights for social change as an aid and human rights organization. The aim is to not only to alleviate poverty and relieve distress, but to understand and overcome their causes. As a co-founder of the “Campaign to Ban Landmines” Medico International was awarded the Peace Nobel Prize in 1997.
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