APCOA is pleased to announce that on 8 August 2019 it completed the acquisition of the business of NCPS in Ireland, including subsidiaries PEA and Mobile Research Solutions, t/a parkbytext. This followed approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).
Both APCOA and NCPS see this as a real opportunity to broaden the strength of services to clients in Ireland and to improve capabilities by bringing together the best knowledge, systems and operational practice. For the immediate future, whilst integration plans are finalised, day-to-day operations will continue exactly as at present with the focus continuing to be on providing the highest levels of customer service.
APCOA’s Regional Managing Director for UK & Ireland, Kim Challis, said: “Both APCOA and NCPS view this as a very exciting development as the companies complement each other well. It combines the strengths of the businesses across all sectors, markets and geographies and brings together two strong management teams with complementary skills and abilities. 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 technology.”
Jason Ballard, CEO, NCPS Ireland and on behalf of PEA and parkbytext commented: “This really is a positive move forward to consolidate the Irish parking marketplace and strengthen the company’s position for the years ahead. Combining our employees and experienced management teams will prove very beneficial, enabling us to offer an enhanced and consistent service countrywide for the benefit of all our customers and clients.”
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 1.4 million individual parking spaces at over 9,000 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.