Sweden is considered one of the most advanced countries in the world and is always striving to be at the cutting edge of technology. With around 10 million inhabitants and thousands of visitors every day, its cities in particular are faced with the challenge of making parking space management as efficient as possible.
The municipal company "Stockholm Parking" accepts this challenge and has already created 65,800 parking spaces in 1,372 parking areas. In search of additional parking ticket machines, they decided in favour of Hectronic. Together with sales partner Modulsystem Sweden AB, we received the order for 330 machines with the Hectronic brand Citea. Delivery will be carried out in stages until January 2019.
The predominantly solar-powered machines are very conveniently operated via touchscreen. It is also advantageous to the user in that, by entering the number plate, only the actual amount of parking time is calculated. Payment is made by card via chip, PIN or contactless methods. By foregoing cash, the city is truly taking a cost-effective approach. Emptying the machines takes a lot of time and personnel; this is no longer necessary. It is also worth noting that the machine does not have a printer built into it. This means that the receipt is only sent digitally via e-mail or SMS.
About Hectronic GmbH
Hectronic GmbH is based in Bonndorf in the Black Forest, Germany. The company specializes in developing intelligent system solutions for the parking and refueling sector. Since the foundation of the original company Kienzle, in 1928, Hectronic has developed into an industrial company with operations in many countries. With about 300 staff, 7 sales subsidiaries and around 70 international sales partners around the globe, Hectronic solutions are now successfully marketed all over the world.