Metropolises like New York are cities with an immense amount of traffic. One aspect that makes the already strained situation even worse is the lack of parking space. To counter the development of vanishing parking garages, “automated parking” becomes highly attractive: parking systems which save space and spare time and nerves.
Today, there are technically less cars in Manhattan. However, the rising real estate prices foster perfected use of space. As a consequence, many parking garages are replaced by offices and flats which yield higher rents than parked cars. This does by now mean reduce the number of inner-city cars – and eventually causes chaotic stationary traffic.
The Parking Garage Leaves the City… and the Car Remains
In Germany, the number of vehicles is declining, too. Classical garages are not used to their full capacity. Selling and deconstructing would be the most economical solution. But where does one leave the car then? In New York, the solution is automated parking: a fully automatic parking system, which can be easily integrated in building gaps or basements, since it needs 50% less space. In conurbations like Barcelona and New York, these systems are immensely successful.
Parking: Made in Germany
A German company discovered this urban niche. STOPA, a manufacturer of storing systems, constructs parking solutions under its brand stolzer. Automated parking, or as the Spanish would call it „aparcamiento robotizado“, made in Germany. The most valued feature of the stolzer parking system? Exclusivity, probably. The vehicle is stored safely and access-protected. Maneuvering damage is impossible. Drop-off and pick-up is completed simply by pushing a button in a transfer room.
Literally: Hidden Champion
The problem of missing parking space is omnipresent, also in Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Berlin. Stress-free driving consequently has turned into a luxury. And, if driving is a luxury, parking has to be paradisaically. stolzer provides the key to that.
STOPA is a leading manufacturer of automated parking systems and storage systems for sheet material and long-span goods in Europe. The product line ranges from stand-alone applications to integrated automated modules. With 40 years of practical experience, including the installation of complex plants, and more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide, this independent company possesses unique know-how with regards to product quality and process security, process automatization, and software development.