DESIGNA – at home in the Urals too Koltsovo Airport

- Yekaterinburg, Russia

Koltsovo is situated close to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg near the geographic border between Europe and Asia in the central Urals. With a project at the 5th largest airport in Russia, DESIGNA and its partner, Parking ISD, have once again demonstrated that they are ideally placed to satisfy the wide range of demands that parking management in the aviation industry makes of them. Sergei Lobanov, head of the Passenger Servicing department in Koltsovo says, "DESIGNA offers us exactly the tailored solutions that we need from short term parking through to VIP parking."

Alongside different car parks and tariffs, customers, employees and operators are all benefiting from, among other things, 25 entrances and exits and 10 automatic pay stations with large TFT displays, VoIP, UPS (uninterruptible power supply), driver camera and convenient readers. Each pay station has a credit card processor with a PIN pad and contains the fiscal printer required for Russia. For long-term parkers there are also bar code readers so that pre-bookers can be identified.

Bus and lorry drivers have also been thought about. They are able to use special double-decker combi terminals with RFID readers, which make it more or less unnecessary to climb down from their vehicles.

Koltsovo Airport offers domestic and international connections to over 80 cities worldwide. For anyone who chooses to take a trip to Yekaterinburg, the adjoining hotel has what is known as a multi-day change unit. This makes it possible to easily convert a short term parker ticket into a hotel ticket, which guarantees free entries and exits during a guest's stay.


In 1951 DESIGNA became Germany's first producer and supplier of parking meters. DESIGNA's history of innovation continued. At the end of the seventies, the Kiel-based enterprise was able to to introduce its first fully automatic parking system. The company's programme has now been further developed to encompass fully comprehensive solutions, from the design and planning phase right through to the installation and service of fully automatic parking systems. The experience DESIGNA has acquired over the last 50 years continues to benefit customers at every stage of the project.

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