APCOA PARKING (APCOA), Europe’s leading parking operator, and TIER Mobility (TIER) have joined forces to launch an international strategic partnership that will see APCOA parking garages used as bases for TIER’s charging cabinets, which the micro-mobility service provider will use to charge lithium-ion batteries for its fleet of e-scooters. The partnership will also allow TIER to set up designated parking areas for e-scooters around APCOA parking garages so that APCOA’s customers can easily and conveniently switch from their cars to TIER’s e-scooters.
Under the APCOA URBAN HUBS brand, APCOA is expanding the functionality of its parking garages in city-centre locations and making them available to selected strategic partners to offer an enhanced range of parking-adjacent services. By the end of 2021, APCOA parking garages in four major German cities – Düsseldorf, Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg – will be equipped with TIER’s charging stations and dedicated parking racks. There are also plans to expand the international partnership to include parking facilities in Poland, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden and Norway.
“The close international partnership with TIER is a great example of the opportunities APCOA URBAN HUBS provide for our partners, owners and end customers. It also demonstrates how we use innovative concepts to attract potential new users to our parking facilities. We are currently exploring more promising partnerships with numerous potential partners, all of whom appreciate the high density of our car park network and the fact that 230 million consumers live and work within easy reach of our properties in European city centres”, explains Niels Christ, Director Urban Hubs, APCOA PARKING Holdings. TIER is joining an impressive roster of APCOA’s strategic partners, which already includes BOSCH, BVG, Daimler, E.ON, HERE Technologies, REEF, Sixt, Swiftmile and UFO Drive.
“Our new partnership with APCOA will reduce logistics traffic, enhance our service and reduce CO2 emissions. All of these benefits can only be achieved because of the removable batteries we use. Rather than charging our fleet of vehicles every day at a large warehouse on the outskirts of the city like our competitors, we rely on small charging stations in central locations”, explains Philipp Haas, Vice President Expansion & Central Operations at TIER. TIER’snetwork can now significantly expand thanks to the company’s strategic partnership with APCOA.
Many of APCOA’s car parks parking now offer not only parking spaces for cars, but serve as multi-purpose APCOA URBAN HUBS: “We see substantial revenue potential from opening up our more than 1.5 million parking spaces and over 1.9 million square metres of available logistics space to urban logistics, mobility, electric charging infrastructure and other technology services”, explains Christ.
About APCOA PARKING Group
APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 5,500 employees, the company manages more than 1.5 million individual parking spaces at over 11,000 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces at 1,800 city and shopping centre locations, 400 hotels, 250 railway stations, 150 hospitals, and over 60 European airports, all situated in proximity of 70% of the population of APCOAs 13 countries. With its consistent "asset light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner who maximizes value for private and public real estate owners.