Swarco – winner of Innovation Award 2015


InnovationAward 2015

SWARCO, Dukaten Parkering and KnowIt were awarded with SvePark's annual prize at the Nordic Parking Conference in Stockholm in April 2015 for creating the most innovative and customer-friendly parking solution in the Nordic region. The new solution, which was launched in January this year has been very well received by customers and is now also praised by the industry.

It is SvePark, Sweden Parking Group's nationwide organization who awards the prize every year. The aim is to actively support and promote the development of the parking industry in Sweden.

The statement of the jury:
"SvePark’s Annual Price 2015 is awarded to Dukaten Parkering in Linköping who in cooperation with SWARCO and KnowIt have adapted a traditional parking barrier system to a more customer-friendly payment system. Dukaten Parkering has shown that it is possible to develop and improve a traditional payment solution with new technology in collaboration with several suppliers while having the end user (customer) in focus."

"We are of course proud to receive this recognition for our solution," says Matts Skeppstedt, business developer at Dukaten Parkering. "We have received a lot of positive feedback from our customers and that's the main thing, but it's always great to be noticed by the industry as well."

How the system works:
The system works in a way that the customer will not have receive a paper ticket and does not have to keep track of parking time. In the parking areas, the barriers open automatically both at entry and exit and the exact amount is deducted from the customer's debit card. On outdoor parking areas, the app Parkering Linköping is used for check in and check out. There are no additional charges.

The system was developed by SWARCO, and Linköping city is the first in Sweden to use it. It has been introduced in Norway earlier but only in a few parking areas. The app was developed by KnowIt in cooperation with SWARCO.