Hansjörg Votteler will take over the management of APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH, Germany's largest car park operator, on September 15, 2020. He succeeds Detlef Wilmer, who has headed APCOA Germany since 2015.
Hansjörg Votteler holds a degree in business administration and in his previous functions was Chairman of the Management Board at CWS-BOCO GmbH and CEO at Tempton Holding GmbH & Co. KG and most recently Managing Director & Chairman of the Executive Board at ManpowerGroup Germany. With his management expertise and a strong marketing and sales-oriented approach, he will further dynamize the development of the company. Together with the management team, the recovery from the current market environment and the customer-centric strategy should be continued.
“I'm looking forward to my new team and my new role at APCOA. The company moves in an exciting and future-oriented environment between real estate and mobility. APCOA already offers a wide range of innovative services for business customers and end consumers. I will use my energy and experience to further develop and exploit the associated potential in the field of digitization, among other things. I would like to help shape APCOA's future path to success” said Votteler.
"We are pleased to have won Hansjörg Votteler as an experienced managing director for our company" says Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of the APCOA PARKING Group. “With its start, we will direct our focus from crisis management to the next steps: managing the recovery and growing our business. I am firmly convinced that together we will successfully master the rest of the recovery. Our ability to react flexibly, quickly and decisively to rapidly changing circumstances will be decisive".
Looking back, Detlef Wilmer explains, “During my five years at APCOA, we opened up new business areas, created sustainable structures and tackled the challenge of digital transformation. We have achieved a lot and stood by our customers and partners as an efficient and trustworthy partner. My heartfelt thanks therefore go to all my employees and my European colleagues in the APCOA family".
“We would like to thank Detlef Wilmer for the excellent management and his contribution to the growth and repositioning of APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH. We wish him all the best for the future” says Op de Beeck.
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. www.apcoa.com