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APCOA PARKING Aims to Use Car Parks Throughout Europe as Logistics Hubs

After a Successful Test Phase at Multi-Storey Car Parks in Stuttgart, the Number of Multi-Storey Car Parks Used as Logistics Hub for Parcels and Other Deliveries Will Be Expanded

- Stuttgart, Germany
APCOA PARKING aims to use car parks throughout Europe as logistics hubs

APCOA PARKING tested this concept in various car parks in Stuttgart together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organization and the logistics company Velocarrier. During off-peak hours, the packages were delivered to the parking garage, after which Velocarrier employees picked up the packages with cargo bikes and started their delivery tour in the area.

Reduction of delivery traffic in the center

The goal is to keep the delivery traffic with large trucks out of the often narrow streets of the city center. Billing is done online and not with fixed rental prices for the space, but depending on the size and the useful life.

APCOA working with Velocarrier

In addition to small logistics companies, APCOA PARKING also wants to get the large companies on board. In addition to the car parks in the city center, APCOA has a wide range of parking locations, such as parking garages at airports or at more remote shopping centers. Ideal for larger trucks and logistics parties who can then tranship their goods.

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

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