Smart Parking Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Smart Parking, one of the UK's leading car park operators announces its 30th anniversary in the parking business.

The Smart Parking team consists of highly experienced parking professionals, who deliver end-to-end solutions in car park management.

Smart Parking began life back in 1992 as a small parking operator under the trading name of Perth Car Parks Ltd. The business was small at this stage but still prided itself on providing clients with a service they could rely on. In 2003, the technology business was established in New Zealand, this later paved the way for the back-end solutions that are developed in-house and now offered to clients. 

In 2012/13, the company rebranded to Smart Parking following the acquisition of Town & City Parking, many members of the team from Town & City Parking are still with Smart Parking today. Long service awards of over 20 years are not uncommon for team members within the business.

image of a logo celebrating Smart Parking's 30th birthdayJanuary 2013 saw the appointment of Paul Gillespie as the CEO of Smart Parking. Under his leadership, the company has continued to grow at a great pace throughout the years, setting up new operations in New Zealand and Australia in 2021, and Germany at the beginning of 2022. During the same period, new acquisitions were also made through the purchases of Enterprise Parking Solutions in 2021 and NE Parking in 2022. In the past few days, Smart Parking also announced the acquisition of German based Park Innovation GmbH.

"Smart Parking has experienced exceptional growth and development over the past years,” said Paul Gillespie. “Moving forward, our focus will remain on offering clients an unrivalled system and service that they can truly rely on’.  He continues, “the business is nothing without its people and it’s the people who will take the company to the next stage in our journey”.

The Smart Parking team consists of highly experienced parking professionals, who deliver end-to-end solutions in car park management. Their systems are fully scalable to any size and help landowners and managers take back full control of their sites.

For more information on Smart Parking and their car park management services please visit

About Smart Parking Limited 

Smart Parking Limited is a pioneering technology innovator and services company in the parking industry. With offices in Australia, New Zealand, and Germany as well as the UK, along with a rapidly growing global network of expert partners, our aim is to bring our intelligent parking sensors and integrated smart parking services to the world. Each year, we install tens of thousands of sensors in a range of environments including shopping centers, supermarkets, airports, commercial parking sites, universities, and large-scale municipal street environments. To date, our advanced real-time vehicle parking sensor solution, known as SmartPark, has been adopted in 17 countries. Alongside the technology products division, our managed services division operates and manages thousands of car park spaces across the UK using complementary Automatic Number Plate Recognition/License Plate Recognition (ANPR/LPR) technology. This can be used as a single solution or with the option to be combined with Pay & Display or integrated with sensing technology.


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