Scheidt & Bachmann and APCOA: Hidden Champions at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Entry and exit lanes, and automatic pay stations have been installed since 2012. Now they are joined by a Kiss & Fly area.

When Terminal 1 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) opens on October 31, 2020, the parking management system installed since 2012 will finally begin its operation. Eight years ago, when Scheidt & Bachmann delivered, installed, and handed over the APCOA order for a parking management system on time within three months, nobody could have guessed that the real launch would be so long in coming.

Since 2012, the facility has been fully equipped with 22 entry and 23 exit lanes and 52 automatic pay stations are ready for the payment of parking fees. Some of the parking areas have already been used by Schoenefeld Airport and the long-term parkers of the local airport authority.

For the "second launch" APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH has now ordered a new virtualized control level, the update of the entire project to the latest software release, and various extensions. One of the highlights among these innovations is the solution for the Kiss & Fly Area: cameras control the opening of the barriers - no need to take a paper ticket at the control device, the license plate becomes the parking ticket.

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The family-owned company with its headquarters in Moenchengladbach, Germany was founded in 1872 and is now managed in its fifth generation. In the four divisions Fare Collection systems, Signalling Systems, Petrol Station Systems, and Parking and Leisure Centre Systems, Scheidt & Bachmann are setting worldwide standards. The Parking Systems division dominates the international car park market by nearly 22,000 installations; it is the system provider for more than 75 airports worldwide. Scheidt & Bachmann provides with its brand “entervo” integrated, modular general solutions consisting of up-to-date JAVA software and innovative equipment.


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 10,000 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.


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