APCOA Is Right On Track With Network Rail

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28 February 2014 | APCOA PARKING (UK) has been awarded a new five-year management services’ contract with Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure.

28 February 2014 | APCOA PARKING (UK) has been awarded a new five-year management services’ contract with Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure. 

The new deal, which commences on 1 April 2014, extends APCOA’s existing five and a half-year term with the railway infrastructure company until 2019.

With passenger numbers expected to rise considerably by 2020, APCOA’s UK commercial parking services’ team will focus on delivering sustainable growth to the Network Rail car parking estate, enhancing the customer experience through operating safe and secure car parking and supplying a wide range of e-Commerce solutions.  APCOA will continue to provide a full end-to-end service, which supports Network Rail’s aspiration to deliver an exceptional customer experience to the travelling public.

APCOA’s new deal with Network Rail cements its position as the largest operator of rail station car parks in the UK, which is underpinned by APCOA’s unique ability to deliver  innovative unique and bespoke ‘best in class’ parking and payment solutions.  It is substantiated through a powerful in-house analytics’ reporting system, which is used to identify parking trends and allow granular analysis of data to assist with planning of future parking provision, intelligent deployment of staff, delivery of an enhanced customer journey experience and tariff optimisation.

The new contract will be supported by state-of-the-art technology – similar to that currently deployed at the UK’s major international airports.  It will provide Network Rail with enforcement permit management and cashless parking, as well as other bespoke pre-booking and incident reporting systems. 

Graham Morphew, Managing Director for APCOA PARKING (UK), says: “We are delighted to continue to work with and support Network Rail’s parking services’ infrastructure.

“Network Rail is a prestigious brand and a real household name for millions of people who use the railways each year.  Through our collective experience in transport management, we will help to ensure a seamless customer journey from road to rail and deliver excellence in operational standards.

“APCOA values the people that it employs and see them very much at the cornerstone of our business, as well our clients’ operations.  This has been recognised by the award of the Investors in People Gold status in 2013, and being recognised in the top 5 per cent of all security providers in the UK by the Security Industry Authority (S.I.A.),” added Morphew.

David Biggs, Property Director for Network Rail, says: “After a highly competitive procurement process, we are pleased to continue our working relationship with APCOA to deliver even greater value for the fare and tax payer. 

“Network Rail aims to provide safe and secure car parking facilities for Britain’s rail passengers. We have a large rolling programme of car park development taking place across Britain, and APCOA will play an integral role in helping us to deliver these plans over the next five years.”

Network Rail owns 2,500 rail stations across the Britain and operates 17 of the biggest and busiest, including London Waterloo; Birmingham New Street; and Glasgow Central.

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Driving Crime To An All-Time Low In The Square Mile

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25 February 2014 | APCOA PARKING (UK)’s anti-crime taskforce has helped to reduce criminal activity to a 10-year low in the City of London.

25 February 2014 | APCOA PARKING (UK)’s anti-crime taskforce has helped to reduce criminal activity to a 10-year low in the City of London.

Since taking over the car parking management of six City of London car parks in 2003, crime has reduced by an unprecedented 92 per cent; and *26.67 per cent between 2012 and 2013, making it one of the safest areas to park across the Capital.

In 2003, over 250 crimes were recorded in the City of London contract.  It comprised a myriad of motor-related crimes and personal theft; from Minories in the east of the square mile to Blackfriars in the west; and from Tower Hill in the south to the Barbican and Smithfield in the north.

APCOA’s managed site at Minories Car Park in Tower Hill experienced the sharpest fall in crime across the estate; recording a 94.20 per cent drop in since the start of the contract.  In 2003, 69 crimes were recorded; by November 2013, this figure had fallen to just four for the 12-month period. 

The downward trend has been prevalent across all six parking locations.  Between 2012 and 2013, just 22 vehicle-related crimes were recorded, which equates to a 300 per cent decrease since 2010. 

To help combat crime, APCOA and the City of London have worked closely with the policing authorities to redress the balance of gang culture and opportunist crime in the financial mile.  It has principally been driven through an advanced training programme, awareness campaigns, and looking at key behavioural trends and people motives. 

APCOA has adopted a proactive rather than a reactive approach to tacking crime.  Car park staff are trained in effective patrolling, and any suspicious activity is immediately reported to the Police.  All crimes are investigated by the Contract Manager and any evidence is quickly given to the City of London Police, in some cases within minutes of the activity happening.

The Contract Manager attends regular meetings with the City of London Police to deal with Anti-Social Behaviour and also attends meetings on crime reduction with the Safer City Partnership. Over the years, he has built up a good rapport with many of the City and Metropolitan Police officers and set-up a partnership between the City of London Police, the City of London Authority and the Metropolitan Police when crime was at its peak. The result of this can be seen in the reduction in crime at all car parks.

Philip Everett, Director of the Built Environment at the City of London Corporation, said: “Vehicle crime, including those relating to motorcycles and bicycles, is distressing and inconvenient to our car park users.  The City Corporation is pleased to support APCOA in their efforts to keep car parking crime in the City’s car parks to a minimum.  Working jointly with the City Corporation and City of London Police, APCOA has succeeded in achieving an impressively low crime rate.”

APCOA first began working with the City of London in 2003 after securing an initial five-year term.  The contract was renewed in 2008 for a further five years following a very successful first term.  In December 2013, APCOA were awarded a further extension until December 2014.

Managed Locations

City of London:

  • Baynard House Car Park (Blackfriars)
  • London Wall (Moorgate)
  • Minories Car Park (Minories)
  • Smithfield Car Park (West Smithfield)
  • Tower Hill Coach and Car Park (Tower Hill)
  • Whites Row (Tower Hamlets covered by the Metropolitan Police).


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*Crime figures for the period 1 December 2012 to 29 November 2013

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APCOA PARKING Germany expands adding five new sites

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Stuttgart, February 21st, 2014 - APCOA PARKING has signed five new contracts covering management of parking sites scheduled to become operational in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Stuttgart, February 21st, 2014 - APCOA PARKING has signed five new contracts covering management of parking sites scheduled to become operational in 2014 and 2015 respectively. In August of 2014 the parking garage of MBS Arena (named after the main sponsor Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse) will open in Potsdam. APCOA PARKING will manage over 200 parking spaces at the site of this multipurpose sports arena with room for more than 2000 visitors, located in the “Sportpark Luftschiffhafen”.

October then, following a revitalizing overhaul of the entire site, will see the opening of the Gabelsberger Strasse parking garage in Fürth. APCOA PARKING will manage 690 parking spaces at the location situated opposite an area dominated by grocery retailers and cinemas. 
Also in autumn, probably in November, the new parking garage of the Flensburg Karstadt department store will be finished, offering 490 parking spaces.

In the year 2015 two new APCOA locations are planned to be opened in Saxonia. In Dresden APCOA PARKING will manage a new underground car park with about 300 parking spaces at the site of the new shopping centre Straßburger Platz. Located just opposite, and likely to add to the new garage’s parking frequency, is Volkswagen cars’  “transparent manufactory” where the new VW Phaeton model is assembled.
In Leipzig APCOA PARKING is commissioned to manage 80 parking spaces in underground car parks for two hotels (IBIS and IBIS Budget) of the Accor Group. The hotels are located in the immediate vicinity of the “Bildermuseum” and the “Höfe am Brühl” shopping centre.

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APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH 
Tilman Kube
Flughafenstr. 34
70624 Stuttgart-Airport
T: +49 711-94791-0

About APCOA PARKING
APCOA PARKING Group is the leading European parking manager. More than 40 years of operational experience and innovation, the combined know-how from 12 European countries, an annual turnover of more than € 700 million, and a highly diversified portfolio are distinguishing APCOA PARKING Group from competitors. This business clout, quality of service and stability offered to private and public proprietors, keep APCOA PARKING Group in the European top position. More than 30 European airports have chosen APCOA to manage their parking facilities, making the company the market leader in this segment, too.
The group currently manages around 1.3 million parking spaces at more than 7,500 locations in Europe. All car parks are managed on the basis of local know-how, individual contracts, tailor-made technical solutions and customer-oriented services. APCOA’s international expertise and innovative clout is powered by 4,800 employees. APCOA Group headquarters are located in Stuttgart (Germany).

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APCOA PARKING Group: Joerg Ulrich Head of Strategic Sales

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Market leader emphasizes European key account management

Stuttgart, 12 February, 2014 - APCOA PARKING Holdings has won Joerg Ulrich as Head of Strategic Sales to join the group as of beginning of January 2014.

Market leader emphasizes European key account management
Stuttgart, 12 February, 2014
 - APCOA PARKING Holdings has won Joerg Ulrich as Head of Strategic Sales to join the group as of beginning of January 2014.

The 37-year-old sales professional previously was managing director at the Munich Serviceplan-Group, a leading private European advertising agency. Before that Ulrich held management positions in strategic sales, e.g. in the outsourcing area at Swiss Post Solutions, at Austria Postal Services and at DP World Net/DHL.
At APCOA PARKING Group Ulrich will be leading the setting up of a central key account management across the organization, at the same time he will drive the sales of integrated portfolio offers in APCOA’s twelve national markets. This task will comprise products such as car park management, parking surveillance and the sales of advertisement at car parks. In addition to this Ulrich is responsible for the corporate Advertisement Solutions sector.

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APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH
Tilman Kube
Flughafenstr. 34
70624 Stuttgart-Airport
T: +49 711-94791-0

About APCOA PARKING
APCOA PARKING Group is the leading European parking manager. More than 40 years of operational experience and innovation, the combined know-how from 12 European countries, an annual turnover of more than € 700 million, and a highly diversified portfolio are distinguishing APCOA PARKING Group from competitors. This business clout, quality of service and stability offered to private and public proprietors, keep APCOA PARKING Group in the European top position. More than 30 European airports have chosen APCOA to manage their parking facilities, making the company the market leader in this segment, too.

The group currently manages around 1.3 million parking spaces at more than 7,500 locations in Europe. All car parks are managed on the basis of local know-how, individual contracts, tailor-made technical solutions and customer-oriented services. APCOA’s international expertise and innovative clout is powered by 4,800 employees. APCOA Group headquarters are located in Stuttgart (Germany).
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APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

Sebastian Merkle
Flughafenstr. 34
70629 Stuttgart-Airport
T: +49 711-94791-652

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