SWARCO and evopark start cooperation

Mobile parking in car parks with the app PARCO

Unterensingen / Cologne, 22nd January 2022.

Traffic management solutions provider SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH starts a cooperation with technology provider evopark for SWARCO's mobile parking app PARCO. By connecting the app to evopark's mobility CONNECT platform, PARCO users will be able to park digitally in many car parks. Instead of drawing a parking ticket when entering, parking and paying in connected car parks with the PARCO app works contactless and cashless via licence plate recognition (LPR).

PARCO is the end customer parking service of SWARCO and is currently available in more than 200 German cities for on-street parking. With the PARCO app, road users can conveniently find and compare curb side parking spaces or in public parking areas, have themselves navigated there and pay for their parking session via their smartphone.

A woman using the PARCO app on her phone in a parking garage. PARCO and evopark logo.

By connecting to mobility CONNECT, PARCO is now also entering the field of off-street parking. The parking process in the car park then starts and ends automatically with the entry and exit, thanks to evopark's technology. End customers no longer need a ticket or cash, but instead settle their payment conveniently via the PARCO app as usual. All parking transactions can be accessed in the personal customer account permanently and at any time.

Logo of the app PARCO

Both companies benefit from the cooperation; evopark gains another strong partner for the expansion of its mobility CONNECT network and PARCO benefits from the network of car parks and parking operators already connected. The cooperation is focused on the nationwide connection of car parks in Germany for now. However, the extension to other international markets is a significant milestone on the roadmap for both companies in the course of the next few years.

Uwe Pertz, Head of Parking & Electromobility at SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH says: "The cooperation with evopark is another important step towards simplifying the parking process for road users in cities. With our PARCO app, users can already park in more than 200 German cities today. We display detailed information on available public parking spaces at the curbside and in parking areas, enable easy navigation via smartphone, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and finally offer convenient payment of the parking session directly from the mobile phone using payment methods such as Google Pay, Apple Pay, credit card or SEPA direct debit. All of this without paper tickets – instead, we provide cashless billing to the minute for on-street parking and parking tariff-based billing in connected car parks. We are pleased to integrate evopark car parks that are already connected to mobility CONNECT into the PARCO app and thus further broaden the offer for our customers.”

Henk de Bruin, Managing Director at evopark, adds: “For us, the cooperation with SWARCO and their parking app PARCO is an important milestone building block on the way to becoming the leading provider of an integration platform between mobility providers and car park operators. SWARCO has been an important strategic partner of the Scheidt & Bachmann Group for many years, and we are looking forward to the cooperation in the field of "digital parking". We are convinced that this will lead to a higher acceptance of digital solutions in the parking industry and increase the number of digital transactions. Parking garage operators will thus have another important app provider available for the application in the off-street sector in the future.”

PARCO app on a phone screen

About the app PARCO

PARCO is the end-customer parking service of traffic management solution provider SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH. The development was launched in 2018 with the aim of supporting cities in digitising their parking management, making it easier for road users to find a suitable free parking space, and enabling digital parking payment across cities – meaning ticketless and cashless. The app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and is initially available in Germany.
Further information can be found at the PARCO product page or at https://parco-app.de/

About SWARCO and SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH

SWARCO’s leading idea is to improve quality of life by making the travel experience safer, quicker, more convenient and environmentally sound. To this end, the Austrian traffic technology corporation produces and provides a large range of products, systems, services, and turnkey solutions for road marking, urban and interurban traffic management, parking, and public transport. Cooperative systems, infrastructure-to-vehicle communication, e-mobility, and integrated software solutions for the livable city complement the group’s future-oriented portfolio.

SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH is the largest company in the SWARCO Group. The company acts as a system integrator for traffic lights and intersection control systems, motorway and tunnel guidance systems, parking guidance systems and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, including associated software development. A Germany-wide network of service technicians ensures that the traffic systems are ready for use around the clock and well maintained. The company is shaping the mobility of the future through solutions for connected, cooperative driving, holistic parking and charging management of fleets and cities, and nitrogen reduction in cities.

About evopark

evopark is a German company, based in Cologne. It was founded in 2014 as a start-up with the aim to significantly simplify parking for motorists. Today evopark is renowned as the digital pioneer in the German parking industry and focuses on digital end-to-end products for parking operators and mobility providers. evopark has developed various digital parking solutions for B2B partners such as Daimler or Porsche. The solutions help to increase the online visibility and attractiveness of car park offers for the end customer. They support operators in digitizing their paper-based processes, enabling them to offer new innovative parking services and help to improve the efficient occupancy of car parks and thus result in a reduced traffic searching for parking. Mobility providers use the platform mobility CONNECT to offer their customers digital, innovative parking services. Since 2018 evopark belongs to the Scheidt & Bachmann Group, an internationally operating system house and leading supplier of parking solutions, systems for fare collection, systems for fuel stations and systems for signalling technology. Jointly, the companies offer digital solutions that cover the entire customer journey of parking.

For further information, please contact:

Media contact at SWARCO

Tamara Berger
Marketing Specialist at SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH
E. tamara.berger@swarco.de
T. +49-7022-6025-131

Media contact at evopark

Marta Falfasinski
Marketing Manager at evopark GmbH
E. presse@evopark.de