Oakland International Airport Awards Contract to Supply a New Parking Revenue Control System to Scheidt & Bachmann USA
September 12, 2016
Airport Parking Program Investing in New Technology
Oakland, CA (September 7, 2016) – Oakland International Airport has awarded a contract to Scheidt & Bachmann USA to install and maintain a new Parking Revenue Control System (PARCS). The new system will service the Airport’s public and permit parking lots, totaling 8,400 stalls. It includes integrated license plate recognition and CCTV to improve security, features Customer Loyalty programs, and replaces a 10-year old system supplied by Xerox. The project is expected to be completed by mid- 2017.
Scheidt & Bachmann is one of the world’s largest suppliers of revenue control and ticketing systems to the Parking and Transit industries. The company has been based in Germany for over 140 years, with regional offices in Hayward, California – just 12 miles from the Airport, to service regional clients and oversee installations.
“Parking at OAK is an important part of the Airport’s core business and a crucial customer service function,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Bryant L. Francis. “This new system will improve customer service by reducing exit wait times and expanding promotional marketing programs. It will also reduce airport operating expense, so this is a ‘win-win’ all around.”
“From our initial discussions, it was apparent that the Port of Oakland placed great importance on a provider’s understanding of current technology, capabilities, future trends, and implementing a state–of-the-art PARCS system,” said Henk de Bruin, Executive Vice President of Scheidt & Bachmann USA. “We are proud to be chosen for this partnership and look forward to accommodating the Airport’s needs for the coming future.”
ABOUT SCHEIDT & BACHMANN
Scheidt & Bachmann has been a leading international transportation solutions provider since 1872. The company has 24 subsidiaries across the globe with 2,900 employees and over 6,000 total parking project installations. The Scheidt & Bachmann USA subsidiary operates two business divisions – Parking Systems and Fare Collection Systems – in the North American market. The Parking Division offers parking access and revenue control systems to various industry clients including airports, hospitals, universities and municipalities. Scheidt & Bachmann is highly regarded as the leader in providing complex solutions for airport PARCS installations. The company prides itself on maintaining a reputation as the top leader in the industry through its emphasis on innovation, reliability, flexibility and service. This year, besides celebrating its 50th anniversary of being in the parking industry worldwide, Scheidt & Bachmann also announced that its North American subsidiary headquarters will be moving to a larger facility in Lowell, MA in October. For more information, visit Scheidt & Bachmann’s website at www.scheidt-bachmann.com.
ABOUT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 11 million travelers each year, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Beginning October 6th, OAK customers can fly nonstop to El Paso, Texas, bringing Oakland’s air service roster to over 50 destinations on 12 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com.
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