APCOA PARKING Sweden acquires XPERT Parkering

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• 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.

 

Contact

APCOA PARKING Sweden
Fredrik Westergård
fredrik.westergard[at]apcoa.se  | Tel: (+46) 8 556 306 70

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.

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HERE Navigation On-Demand is OEM-ready with APCOA as partner

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• 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.


Media Contacts

Sebastian Merkle
+49 711 947 916 52
Sebastian.merkle[at]apcoa.eu

James Overstall
+49 17 15 33 44 18
James.overstall[at]here.com

Jordan Stark
+1 312 316 4537
Jordan.stark[at]here.com


About HERE Technologies

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.

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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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