APCOA acquires NCPS in Ireland

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• Business in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland doubles in size

• Second large Acquisition after APCOA bought Onepark A/S in Denmark

Stuttgart, 9 October 2019 - Europe's leading parking operator, APCOA PARKING (APCOA), has completed the acquisition of the business of Nationwide Controlled Parking Services (NCPS), one of the biggest car park operators in Ireland, including subsidiaries PEA and Mobile Research Solutions, t/a parkbytext. NCPS manages over 1,100 car parks with a total number of over 100,000 car park spaces. Following approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) the acquisition was legally completed on 8 August 2019.

The combined operation resulting from the acquisition sees APCOA's business in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland double in size to cover more than 1,750 site locations and it will enable them to service all counties in both countries.

"We view this as a very exciting development for APCOA and NCPS as the companies complement each other well. This acquisition combines the strengths of the businesses across all sectors, markets and geographies and brings together two strong management teams with complementary skills and abilities", says Philippe Op De Beeck, CEO of APCOA PARKING Group.

In addition, with the financial backing of the APCOA group, the combined operation in Ireland benefits from increased opportunities for further investment in the business and technologies. With the joined expertise and customer base across both countries, the acquisition makes APCOA a leading mobile parking operator providing convenient, cashless and cost-effective payment options to nearly 200,000 parking customers.

During the integration process day-to-day operations continue as at present. APCOA and NCPS will continue to focus on providing the highest levels of customer service.

APCOA's existing business in Northern Ireland operated a number of sites including two city centre multi storey car parks in Belfast city centre. The NCPS subsidiary PEA brings a further c. 80 locations, primarily in the greater Belfast area with key sites such as the iconic Titanic Quarter, numerous NHS hospitals and Trusts and the Odyssey Event Centre.

APCOA sees this investment as strengthening their position in Ireland and providing a platform for increased growth. "APCOA and NCPS both view this as a real opportunity to broaden the strength of our services to our clients in Ireland and to improve our capabilities by bringing together the best knowledge, systems and operational experience and practice", says Op De Beeck.

Already in the beginning of May APCOA bought Onepark A/S in Denmark one of the country's leading parking operators with 170 employees operating about 600 parking sites with 50,500 parking spaces. With OnePark, APCOA was able to expand the number of contracts by 540 and is now the market leader in Denmark. The two companies are already fully integrated and have moved into a new Head Office.

Contact:

APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH
Sebastian Merkle
Flughafenstr. 34
70624 Stuttgart-Airport
T: +49 711-94791-100

 

About APCOA PARKING Group

APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with more than 45 years of industry expertise. With its 5,000 employees, the company manages approximately 1.5 million individual parking spaces at over 9,500 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces at 1,800 city and shopping center locations, 400 hotels, 150 hospitals and 58 European airports. With its consistent "asset light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner who maximizes value for private and public real estate owners.

Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with clients, partners, customers and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into mobility hubs, offering innovative services that enable a more convenient mobility experience. The environment also benefits: with its digital services and intelligent Traffic Management System, the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic searching for parking. By connecting parking and mobility, APCOA is positioned to become an integral part of the Smart City.

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APCOA Parking and German Telekom Enter into Agreement on Strategic Cooperation for Comprehensive Parking Services

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APCOA PARKING and Deutsche Telekom have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop and launch a comprehensive parking service offering including APCOA parking garages and on-street spaces.

Stuttgart/Bonn, 8 October 2019 - APCOA PARKING Group ("APCOA"), Europe's leading parking manager and Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecommunications company, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop and launch a comprehensive parking service offering including APCOA parking garages and on-street spaces. The aim of the cooperation is to provide customers of the joint parking solution with a parking product that is as complete as possible.

The agreement includes the integration of the APCOA FLOW platform as an authentication technology for non-contact entry and exit and automated payment in the APCOA-managed parking facilities. In addition, customers will be provided with additional parking spaces that were previously inaccessible to the public in residential and office properties at after-hours. Deutsche Telekom is using its Park and Joy app as a parking solution. It shows free parking in public spaces and private areas and also allows you to book and pay by smartphone. The combination of the two innovative technologies creates a comprehensive range of services for parking in car parks and on the roadside in Germany.

Within the scope of this cooperation, motorists should be provided with a common parking solution consisting of elements of both parking solutions of the respective parties. This allows them to access and exit non-contact and automated payment (APCOA FLOW) as well as to display, book and pay in public and private areas (Park and Joy). To this end, a corresponding embedding of the APCOA FLOW non-contact entry and exit functionality and automated payment in APCOA-managed parking facilities is agreed in the Park and Joy App.

Contact:

APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH
Sebastian Merkle
Flughafenstr. 34
70624 Stuttgart-Airport
T: +49 711-94791-100

 

About APCOA PARKING Group

APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with more than 45 years of industry expertise. With its 5,000 employees, the company manages approximately 1.5 million individual parking spaces at over 9,500 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces at 1,800 city and shopping center locations, 400 hotels, 150 hospitals and 58 European airports. With its consistent "asset light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner who maximizes value for private and public real estate owners.

Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with clients, partners, customers and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into mobility hubs, offering innovative services that enable a more convenient mobility experience. The environment also benefits: with its digital services and intelligent Traffic Management System, the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic searching for parking. By connecting parking and mobility, APCOA is positioned to become an integral part of the Smart City.

 

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APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

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

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