G4S enters the car parking arena

World leading international security solutions group G4S is entering the car parking sector for the first time as an operator.
In a landmark move, the 5.9BN organisation will launch its car park management service in Denmark.
G4S has signed an exclusive, strategic partnership with global car parking solutions provider Zeag. Under the terms of the agreement, Zeag will provide all the parking equipment, management software and related peripherals, in addition to after sales service and support, to all sites operated by G4S.
G4S plans to roll the service out across Scandinavia, Europe and ultimately world wide.
Zeag was chosen for this partnership because they are a familiar brand to G4S, both organizations working in close proximity on many contracts around the world. Frank Nielsen, key account manager at G4S said: Zeags equipment is installed across Copenhagen airport it is their largest installation in Scandinavia, so we know and respect Zeags products and there is a lot of synergy between the services we offer.
G4S see this as a logical next step for their business, working as they do on contracts world wide often providing guardian services but unable until now to offer the technical capability that allows them to offer a full car park operational service. Now, for the first time there will be a car park operator that can provide a full,  turn key service encompassing everything from management and security operations to installation, operation and maintenance of hardware and systems. Said  Nielsen Clients will be able to deal with just one provider from whom they can access all the elements of car park services they need all under one roof.
G4S will offer its parking service to existing and new clients including those in the construction industry, municipalities, shopping malls and airports.

Zeag chief marketing officer, David Jones, said: Its a natural development for G4S, they are a well established security firm with a world wide network. In Denmark alone, they have 2000 employees 500 of whom are technical so they definitely have the manpower and skills to provide this service.

About Zeag

Zeag is a leading, specialist provider of parking solutions to the public and private sector, worldwide.                     
It was established in 1996, is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices in the UK, South Africa, Canada and the USA with more than 20 distribution and service partners globally.
Zeag provides a range of solutions to meet all parking needs, from a small car park to a city wide networked environment. The organisation provides all the necessary software, hardware and peripherals to fully equip a car park, with software which integrates easily with operators existing systems.  
Zeags service encompasses consultancy and design at the outset to installation and ongoing support for the lifetime of the system. The company provides comprehensive and robust after sales support and service, both on site and via remote diagnostics.
The organisations ongoing research and development process regularly brings innovative, new solutions to the market. Its customer friendly ORION XR range features contemporary design and intelligent software for medium to large facilities; it is also future proofed for wave and pay technology. The new ZEAG ORION Xbit has been developed for smaller enterprises who want an uncomplicated and affordable parking solution. Zeags systems accept a vast range of payment methods including coins, notes and credit cards.
Zeag works with: local authorities; hospitals; hotels; supermarkets; shopping centres; universities; offices and factories; the transport industry; car park operators and the security, facilities management and construction industries. Clients include: Westfield; Brookfield; APCOA; NCP; National Express; The Mall Group and Lisbon, Copenhagen, Chicago and Minneapolis airports.   
Zeag is a member of the British Parking Association and European Parking Association.  Zeags audited quality systems are to ISO 9001 standard (2010).

About G4S

G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 110 countries and more than 585,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com. 
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