• APCOA PARKING Sweden has completed the acquisition of the Swedish parking operator XPERT Parkering.
• XPERT manages around 40,000 parking spaces with a geographical focus on southern Sweden.
Stockholm, 13 January 2020 – APCOA PARKING Sweden AB (APCOA), has completed the acquisition of the Swedish parking operator XPERT Parkering AB (XPERT). XPERT manages around 40,000 parking spaces with a geographical focus on the Skåne region in southern Sweden.
"This acquisition combines the strengths of two well-matched companies and brings together two strong management teams with complementary skills and capabilities. Therefore, this acquisition is a further step towards expanding our position as a leading European provider of parking and mobility services," says Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of the APCOA PARKING Group.
Last year, the APCOA PARKING Group acquired the leading parking operators NCPS in Ireland and Onepark A/S in Denmark. With the acquisition of XPERT, APCOA is strengthening its position in Sweden and creates a platform for further growth.
"APCOA and XPERT see the merger of these two companies as an opportunity to enhance and further expand our customer service strength in Sweden. With Zoran Ackovski and Klime Taskoski, we welcome the two former owners of XPERT joining our team. They both have a well-established track record in the parking industry and we look forward to working with them in the future. We welcome our new customers and partners to APCOA," says Bo Liliequist, CEO of APCOA PARKING Sweden.
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About APCOA PARKING Sweden AB
APCOA PARKING Sweden is a leading provider of parking services in Sweden. The company’s focus is on the construction and operation of parking facilities. The company employs around 500 people and has almost 2,000 parking and surveillance operations in numerous Swedish cities. APCOA PARKING Sweden has a total sales revenue of approximately SEK 800 million.
APCOA PARKING Sweden is part of the APCOA PARKING Group, Europe's largest parking service provider; operating in 13 countries with a total of 5,000 employees. The total operation spans 9,500 locations and provides around 1,500,000 parking spaces.
• HERE Navigation On-Demand is now available for integration in OEM infotainment programs
• APCOA is the first non-automotive company to use the Service Package SDK to make its parking services available on HERE Navigation On-Demand
Las Vegas, CES 2020 – HERE Technologies today announces that its software-as-a-service solution HERE Navigation On-Demand is available for integration in OEM infotainment programs. With HERE Navigation On-Demand, OEMs and Tier 1 vendors get to deliver both connected services and expandable navigation experiences on both embedded and mobile platforms.
This connected solution cuts development and lifecycle costs by offering cutting-edge, off-the-shelf functionalities while enabling OEMs and Tier 1 vendors to use an SDK to build their own features or integrate third party services. As a software-as-a-service offering, HERE Navigation On-Demand enables OEMs to remotely configure and monitor the deployed navigation solution making it possible to update and upgrade the experience anytime, even after the sale of the vehicle.
OEMs can further offer any functionality as a subscription option and thus generate new, recurring revenue streams. The end-user accesses the navigation experience through client software which downloads the Service Packages from the cloud. The highly modular Service Packages include map data, software features, UX elements and references to Cloud Service APIs. Smart caching of these Service Packages ensures that HERE Navigation On-Demand also works offline. Last but not least, Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, is pre-integrated into HERE Navigation On-Demand, making it faster and easier for automakers to deliver an intuitive, voice-first navigation experience to customers in the car.
“HERE Navigation On-Demand is very good news for OEMs, Tier 1 vendors and independent service providers. It brings together off-the-shelf navigation and connected services with proprietary services. It also combines the full features of embedded navigation with the UX of a mobile navigation application. At HERE Technologies, we offer our customers the best of both worlds while giving them the flexibility to design and manage their own user experience”, says Kilian Frank, Product Manager for HERE Navigation On-Demand.
APCOA PARKING, Europe’s leading parking operator, is the first non-automotive company to use the Service Package SDK. Through its open, digital and scalable platform APCOA FLOW, APCOA integrates its services onto HERE Navigation On-Demand. FLOW provides booking, frictionless access, payment and discounts for on- and off-street parking spaces in 7 European markets. Drivers using FLOW will benefit from a convenient mobility and parking experience.
“We are excited to embed APCOA FLOW onto the HERE Navigation On-Demand solution. It offers us the opportunity to become a third-party developer for OEMs and to bring the FLOW experience directly to the in-car navigation systems of millions of customers. OEMs, on the other hand, are able to enrich their customer proposition with a comprehensive on- and off-street parking solution”, says Xavier Vallée, Chief Marketing Officer at APCOA PARKING.
“We are proud to announce that HERE Navigation On-Demand has been successfully used by a third-party to provide additional services to the end users of OEMs. This is an acknowledgement of the hard work we put into HERE Navigation On-Demand. The conditions are now set for many other partners to join”, says Kilian Frank, Product Manager for HERE Navigation On-Demand.
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HERE, a location data and technology platform, moves people, businesses and cities forward by harnessing the power of location. By leveraging our open platform, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes - from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, please visit www.here.com and http://360.here.com.
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. 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. www.apcoa.com.