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EasyPark Group intends to acquire Flowbird Group

November 09, 2023

EasyPark Group intends to acquire Flowbird Group

 

 

With the intended acquisition of Flowbird Group, a global mobility player providing integrated parking and transportation solutions, EasyPark Group aspires to become the leading mobility platform provider in the world, further strengthening its commitment to make cities more livable.

EasyPark Group, one of the global leaders in mobile paid parking, serving tens of millions of people around Europe, North America and Australia, intends to acquire Flowbird Group, a global mobility player providing integrated parking and transportation solutions. For the past 40 years, the company has been a long-term partner to thousands of cities and municipalities in over 80 countries.

“The next chapter of EasyPark Group’s growth journey means doubling down on helping cities become more livable. Through a well-suited mix of mobility and transportation services, EasyPark Group will improve urban traffic flow, space utilization and accessibility globally. We will empower our partners to reinvest in the city’s public transportation, urban greenspaces, and safety,” said Cameron Clayton, CEO of EasyPark Group.

 

“Our intended acquisition of Flowbird Group will strengthen our offerings to cities, partners, and users, with a shared commitment to customer satisfaction and driving long-term growth and innovation. This opportunity offers new possibilities for employees at both companies, and we’re excited to be able to welcome Flowbird Group into the EasyPark Group team. Combined, we aim to take greater responsibility for the digitalization of urban mobility and aspire to become the leading global mobility platform provider as soon as the deal is closed,” Clayton said.

Together, with Flowbird Group and their focus on business-to-government services including equipment and transportation solutions, EasyPark Group will increase its reach in thousands of new locations around the world where the company can deploy its award-winning consumer and business-to-business services.

“We look forward to joining forces with EasyPark Group. This highly complementary combination aims to create an integrated player in the mobility space enabling new multi-modal mobility solutions for the benefit of commuters and travelers looking for effortless mobility solutions and sustainable traveling. We are excited to collaborate with EasyPark Group’s leadership team on this fantastic entrepreneurial journey as soon as the deal is closed,” said Frederic Beylier, CEO of Flowbird Group.

Flowbird Group operates under the brands Flowbird, YourParkingSpace, TPARK, Extenso Cloud, and Yellowbrick and offers multiple mobility solutions, covering equipment and services such as pay and display machines, software, and park & charge. Flowbird Group also offers transportation solutions, both within ticketing and open payments for debit and credit cards, as well as mobile wallets.

EasyPark Group has eased parking since 2001 and today, the company helps drivers save time and money by finding and managing parking and electric vehicle charging. It allows businesses, parking operators, property owners and cities to administrate, plan and take data-driven decisions. EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line and operates in over 4,000 cities across more than 20 countries.

EasyPark Group owners, the investment firms Vitruvian Partners and Verdane, are supporting the intended acquisition and the current owner of Flowbird Group, Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P, has agreed to re-invest most of its capital into EasyPark Group. The deal is subject to customary approvals by relevant authorities and the parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.

About EasyPark Group
EasyPark Group is a leading global parking tech company with the vision to make cities more livable. With award-winning technology, EasyPark Group has eased parking since 2001 and today, the company helps drivers save time and money by finding and managing parking and electric vehicle charging. It allows businesses, parking operators, property owners and cities to administrate, plan and take data-driven decisions. EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line and operates in over 4,000 cities across more than 20 countries. easyparkgroup.com

About Flowbird Group
Flowbird Group solutions are used in 4,350 cities in 80 countries to make journeys effortless. The company’s relentless desire to enable mobility, through frictionless technology, which gives back time to us all, is the driving force behind the innovations. Flowbird Group is dedicated to complete, data-led solutions, which can be used to inform mobility policy and make a positive impact. www.flowbird.group

ParkMobile Partners with the University of New Hampshire to Offer Parking Reservations at Wildcat Stadium

September 13, 2023

ParkMobile Partners with the University of New Hampshire to Offer Parking Reservations at Wildcat Stadium

 

 

Visitors of Wildcat Stadium will now be able to use ParkMobile to reserve event parking

 

 

 

Durham, NH – September 13, 2023 — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of EasyPark Group, is partnering with the University of New Hampshire to offer parking reservations at Wildcat Stadium, home of the university’s football team. Now, drivers can easily reserve and guarantee parking ahead of time via the ParkMobile platform. Through the fully digital parking experience, fans can enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure cashless buying process to reserve parking passes directly to their phone or digital device.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the University of New Hampshire as they join the over 140 colleges and universities that partner with the ParkMobile to manage their parking and mobility and infrastructure. This football season, visitors can guarantee a parking spot ahead of game day to avoid day-of stress,” said David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Managing Director.

This year, ParkMobile is focused on creating strategic partnerships with venues and universities across the country to grow its digital payment services. With ParkMobile’s over 50 million users, the integration of its digital payment services at the University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Stadium will provide a consistent user experience for those event attendees traveling from across the U.S. Currently, ParkMobile serves over 300,000 users in New Hampshire.

“Our top priority onsite is to ensure our guests have a seamless experience through offering an easy-to-use mobility and parking solution,” said Fumi Kimura, UNH Deputy Director of Athletics, External Operations. “With the integration of ParkMobile’s reservation platform, our guests can now spend more time enjoying their game day experience and less time searching for parking.”

ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can be accessed on a mobile web browser. Users can reserve parking via the ParkMobile dedicated University of New Hampshire webpage.

About ParkMobile
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the global parking tech company, EasyPark Group. With the vision to make cities more livable, EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line, and operates in over 3,200 cities across more than 20 countries. ParkMobile offers digital solutions to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking via a mobile device. The company also offers parking reservations at stadiums, venues, and metro area garages. ParkMobile’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the U.S., including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses and airports. ParkMobile has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award list, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. Visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit easyparkgroup.com.

Press Contact
ParkMobile:
Haley Haas, PR Manager North America, haley.haas@parkmobile.io, 404-580-0112

Flash and Mavi.io Bring Intuitive In-Dashboard Parking Payments to Detroit Auto Show 2023

September 07, 2023

Flash and Mavi.io Bring Intuitive In-Dashboard Parking Payments to Detroit Auto Show 2023

 

 

With two simple taps, users can pay for parking from the dashboard of a connected vehicle.

 

 

 

DETROIT, Sept. 7, 2023 / — Flash, providing the world’s first end-to-end cloud-based parking, reservations, and EV Charging platform, today announced a partnership with Mavi.io to bring parking payment capabilities to the dashboards of connected vehicles. The new connected car solution, which was jointly developed to simplify parking transactions, will be available via Mavi’s OnMyWay™ Commerce platform.

Flash and Mavi.io will showcase the experience during the Detroit Auto Show Industry Technology Days on September 13th and 14th, in the Plug and Play demo area (spaces 126-134) in Hall D. Demos will also be available by appointment at 686 Brush Street, an outdoor Flash lot nearby the Detroit Auto Show.

“While connected car dashboards have long enabled hands-free messaging or navigation assistance, drivers are still left fumbling for their phones and credit cards when they need to purchase everything from lunch to parking,” said Mavi.io CEO & Founder Cynthia Hollen. “Our partnership with Flash adds another great frictionless transaction to the connected car experience.”

With this feature, drivers who enter a Flash parking garage will be automatically presented with parking payment options within their vehicle dashboard. Additionally, connected car drivers can find Flash parking through the in-dash OnMyWay™ Commerce platform and review parking costs based on their estimated parking duration. When a driver is ready to park, they simply tap their screen to confirm the purchase. Flash and Mavi.io will showcase the feature in a 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer during the Detroit Auto Show, but the integration can be adapted for any make or model of connected vehicle.

“Flash technology is installed at 16,000+ parking locations across all major North American cities, laying the groundwork to create the cleanest, fastest, commerce experience delivered within a connected vehicle,” said Dan Roarty, Chief Digital Officer at Flash. “With Mavi.io as our partner, our goal is to develop an intuitive, two-tap solution that streamlines how information is presented and transactions are confirmed.”

Photos and a video showcasing the tool can be viewed here. To schedule a demo at the Detroit Auto Show or to request more information, please contact chris.phenner@flashparking.com.

About Flash
Flash is leading the transformation and electrification of the mobility ecosystem by working with industry partners to develop the world’s first end-to-end, cloud-based digital parking, reservations and EV Charging platform; delivering intuitive, seamless experiences for drivers, operating partners, auto-manufacturers, and real estate owners.  Flash’s fully-integrated platform seamlessly connects electrical vehicle charging, parking management, digital payments, reservations, and revenue optimization; providing a holistic solution for urban mobility.  Growing alongside its partners as business or consumer demands evolve, FLASH is driving urban mobility to a frictionless, cleaner, electrified future.  Visit www.FlashOS.com to learn more.

About Mavi.io
Founded in 2021, Mavi.io is the maker of OnMyWay™ Commerce, the in-car retail marketplace powering e-commerce in consumers’ favorite connected cars. OnMyWay™ ensures that in-car shopping is efficient, fast and reliable by orchestrating recommendations, ordering, payment, confirmation and timely curbside pickup for on-the-go consumers. The platform connects drivers with a curated selection of retailers, eateries, CPG companies, service providers and others, safely bringing the point of sale to the dashboard of vehicles in order to support conversion, convenience, new customer acquisition and loyalty for companies through a single integration.

ParkMobile to Bring Digital Parking Payment Solutions to the University of Arizona Campus

August 31, 2023

 

ParkMobile to Bring Digital Parking Payment Solutions to the University of Arizona Campus

 

ParkMobile to partner with the university to bring parking reservations to 13,311 parking spots on campus during special events

 

 

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2023  — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of EasyPark Group, is partnering with the University of Arizona to integrate ParkMobile reservations at 13,311 off-street parking spots on-campus. Students and visitors of the university will now be able to reserve and guarantee a parking spot for athletic and other special events via the ParkMobile app or web browser.

“As we continue to extend our market presence in the Southwest and inch toward our goal of making cities more livable, we’re thrilled to partner with the University of Arizona to bring our app to its campus. With school starting soon, students and visitors of the university will now be able to reserve a guaranteed parking spot,” said David Hoyt, managing director of ParkMobile.

This year, ParkMobile is prioritizing strategic partnerships with colleges and universities to create a seamless, stress-free experience for students and visitors with a parking payment app that they are already using. ParkMobile serves over 140 colleges and universities, with 608,439 users in Arizona and reach in primary cities in nearby states.

Jim Sayre, Executive Director of Parking & Transportation Services, said of the university’s partnership with ParkMobile, “We’re thrilled to continue to offer innovative delivery of services to our customers. The implementation of the platform will continue to allow our special eventgoers the opportunity to reserve a parking spot ahead of time to make for an improved parking experience.”

ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can be accessed on a mobile web browser. To make a parking reservation, users can search for the event venue in the ParkMobile app or web browser, then select the lot where they would like to park in. After the reservation is booked, it can be redeemed at the location using a mobile pass in the ParkMobile app or a printed permit.

CONTACT:

Haley Haas
PR Manager, US404-580-0112
haley.haas@parkmobile.io

SP Plus Corporation Announces Five-Year Parking and Shuttle Operations Contract at Eppley Airport in Omaha

August 29, 2023

 

SP Plus Corporation Announces Five-Year Parking and Shuttle Operations Contract at Eppley Airport in Omaha

 

 

 

CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2023  — SP+® Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP) a best-in-class technology and operations management provider of mobility services for aviation, commercial, hospitality, and institutional clients throughout North America and Europe, today announced its five-year contract for management of all public and employee parking facilities, and public and employee shuttle service at Eppley Airport (OMA), in Omaha, Nebraska.

OMA is the largest airport in Nebraska, with a mission to provide premier customer service and airport facilities through operational excellence. In 2022, more than 4.5 million passengers flew through OMA.

“OMA strives to be the best airport in the Midwest,” said Jason Finch, President, West Airports, SP+ Corporation. “Airport leadership has high expectations in customer service, efficiency, operational excellence, safety, and professionalism. SP+ is an operator with a proven track record of providing high-quality parking and shuttle bus operations. We look forward to a strong working relationship with OMA while managing their fleet shuttle buses, and more than 9,000 on-site parking spaces within its garages and surface lots.”

About SP+

SP+ (www.spplus.com) develops and integrates industry-leading technology with best-in-class operations management and support to deliver mobility solutions that enable the efficient and time-sensitive movement of people, vehicles, and personal travel belongings. With over 20,000 team members located throughout North America and Europe, SP+ is committed to providing solutions that make every moment matter for a world on the go.

CONTACT:

William Rongey
SP+
Director of Corporate Communications
312-274-2102

Mobile Smart City Provides Parking Meters to Harry Reid International Airport Rent a Car Center In Las Vegas, NV

August 28, 2023

 

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City Provides Parking Meters to Harry Reid International Airport Rent a Car Center In Las Vegas, NV

Mobile Smart City will now be providing Hectronic Citeas to Harry Reid International Airport Rent a Car Center in Las Vegas, NV. These Citea Meters will provide quick and easy payment for parking at one of the busiest US Rent Car Centers.

“We are very excited to be associated with such a huge professional operation and look forward to exceeding expectations for our meter users and the management team here at the Airport” John J. Incandela, President, and CEO at Mobile Smart City stated.

Luis Garma Chairman of the Board for Mobile Smart City added “MSC has been built on being able to provide a full range of solutions for Parking Management. Whether you need a fullmanagement system, overseeing all your parking needs, or providing one solution then this is a perfect example.”

About Mobile Smart City.

 

Mobile Smart City Corp. is a Fintech company specializing in providing mobile touchless payment services forparking, transit, and other city services. Its offerings include mobile payments, enforcement, permits, navigation, parkingpay stations and smart routing. Mobile Smart City offers real time enforcement and traffic analytics and is available in more than sixty cities worldwide, serving millions of active accounts. Invented in 1997, US Patent No. 5,940,481. With itsCorporate Headquarters based in FT.

Lauderdale, Florida, Mobile Smart City has introduced first- of-its-kind technology in the United States. For more information www.mypango.com or contact Mark Tulloch mtulloch@mobilesmart.city

EMX INDUSTRIES ACQUIRES TRES

August 22, 2023

 

 

EMX INDUSTRIES ACQUIRES TRES

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that EMX INDUSTRIES, Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio based access control and industrial automation sensor company has acquired Transponder and Reader Engineered Systems, Inc. (TRES), a USA designer and manufacturer of RFID readers and tags for the access control market, effective June 26, 2023.

TRES founders, Steve Hale and Rick Langevin, have decided to sell TRES so they can transition to their well-deserved retirement. Both Steve and Rick will remain consultants to the EMX management team. Mark Phillips, TRES Vice President of Sales, will join the EMX Industries sales team and continue to support the RFID business.

For over 30 years, EMX Industries has been a leading manufacturer of highly engineered sensors across many industries. Main product categories include photoelectric sensors, vehicle detection sensors, and now RFID readers and tags for the access control industry. Furthermore, EMX has capitalized on its expertise in optics to develop a family of sensors for the industrial automation industry including color, luminescence, opacity, contrast, light measurement, color mark, label, tin side detection, brightness, and phosphorescence sensors.

“We are excited to add the TRES RFID Passive reader and tag technology to the EMX portfolio of products. TRES’ commitment to designing and manufacturing high performing products here in the United States shares our culture and strategy at EMX and we look forward to bringing these fantastic products to EMX’s valued network of distributors, dealers, and installers. We look forward to continuing to serve TRES’s customers with the exceptional quality and service they have been accustomed to from TRES, and also introduce our suite of other product categories to help win in the market.”

– Joe Williams, CEO of EMX Industries

Click URL: https://www.emxaccesscontrolsensors.com/emx-industries-acquires-tres/

Georgia State Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Parking Reservations at Center Parc Stadium

August 22, 2023

 

Georgia State Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Parking Reservations at Center Parc Stadium

 

Visitors to Center Parc Stadium, the home of Georgia State football, will now be able to use ParkMobile’s app or web page to reserve event parking

 

 

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2023 / — Georgia State University is partnering with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of EasyPark Group, to offer guests to Center Parc Stadium, home to the Georgia State football team, the option to reserve and guarantee parking ahead of time.

ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can be accessed on a mobile web browser. Users can reserve parking via the ParkMobile app or via the dedicated Georgia State University webpage.

“Our venue hosts some of the university’s most attended events, so creating a stress-free mobility and parking ecosystem is of high importance,” said Lenore Musick, assistant vice president for Auxiliary and Support Services at Georgia State. “Our top priority onsite is to ensure our guests have a seamless experience, and now with the integration of ParkMobile, our guests’ experience is heightened.”

The integration of its digital payment services at Center Parc Stadium will provide a consistent user experience for event attendees. ParkMobile serves more than 2 million users in Georgia, with availability across the state.

“We are thrilled to partner with Georgia State University to provide our digital payment services for its events at Center Parc Stadium,” said David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Managing Director. “Now, visitors can guarantee a parking spot ahead of game day to avoid a day-of frustration.”

CONTACT: 
Haley Haas
PR Manager, US404-580-0112
haley.haas@parkmobile.io

PayByPhone welcomes the City of Tampa to its roster

August 04, 2023

 

 

 

 

PayByPhone welcomes the City of Tampa to its roster

 

 

 

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown skyline.

 

VANCOUVER, CANADA  – The City of Tampa adds PayByPhone, a global leader in mobility parking payments, to service its parking operations. The service is available across the City’s on-street and off-street locations.

Carmen Donnell, Managing Director, NA at PayByPhone, says, “As one of America’s top 100 urban destinations for its vibrant culture and year-round sunshine, the City of Tampa draws locals and visitors to its famed beaches and world-class attractions. And thanks to our multilingual app, available in 12 languages, we support each driver’s parking journey. Our partnership with the City of Tampa provides PayByPhone users the opportunity to enjoy the simplicity of cashless parking payments, completed in three quick steps. Drivers can opt-in to have text message reminders of when their parking session is about to expire to avoid costly citations.”

The app also offers drivers the ability to extend their parking session remotely via the app or a wearable device such as the Apple Watch, without having to return to their vehicle. Drivers can begin a parking session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

Donnell concludes, “The parking landscape is continuously evolving, and the City of Tampa is at the forefront of technology. We are ready to deliver an unparalleled parking experience to its community and support the City’s vision. We have achieved phenomenal adoption of our service in many cities, for example reaching 94% adoption of our service with the Miami Parking Authority. We look forward to working with the City of Tampa to achieve similar success. We encourage drivers to download the PayByPhone app now, so they can use the new service immediately.”

For a full list of areas where PayByPhone is available, and to start using it today, download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website www.paybyphone.com.

 

ABOUT PAYBYPHONE

 

PayByPhone’s aim is simple: simplify your journey so you can focus on what matters most. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, it is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than USD$740 million in payments and over five million downloads per year. Available in nearly 1,400 cities across the globe, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and safely pay for parking without the hassles of coins, lines, or fines. Its smart, intuitive technology is at the center of its user-first approach, delivered to make everything as simple as possible. For more information, please visit www.paybyphone.com.

Contact:

Sarah Claridge

Communications Consultant

Indaba

sarah.claridge@weareindaba.com

(+44) 207 692 4964

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