Starting with activities in Germany and Austria in 1970 APCOA PARKING right away had a successful lift-off. In 1999 the three Scandinavian markets – Denmark, Norway and Sweden let the group grow to 10 local markets. Today 12 European countries are served by APCOA PARKING .

APCOA's name origins from the former US mother and is an abbreviation for Airport Parking Corporation of America. Today the airport segment is still the most important market segment but APCOA PARKING succeeded to expand into more market segments and to extend its product portfolio from operations to management solutions.

 

1947

Foundation of the Airport Parking Corporation Of America Inc. Cleveland, 
Ohio, USA as subsidiary of the ITT Corporation, New York, USA

 

1970

Foundation of APCOA Autoparking GmbH, Germany, as subsidiary ITT Tochtergesellschaft, SEL, Stuttgart 

Foundation of APCOA Parking Austria, Vienna

 

1979

The Norwegian branch of the company that would later be bought from APCOA is established under the name ”A/S Lufthavnparkering”, Bergen airport is the first project

 

1981

Foundation of APCOA Parking (UK), Sunbury-on-Thames

 

1983

The Norwegian company starts up at Fornebu airport (the old main airport of Oslo)

 

1985

Foundation of APCOA Parking Italy, Mantova

 

1989

Foundation of APCOA Netherlands, Rotterdam

 

1991

CWB Capital Partners Limited, London (later Doughty Hanson) and members of the management buy the APCOA group within a management-buy-out

The Norwegian company "A/S Lufthavnparkering" rebrands to "EuroPark AS". 

 

1992

EuroPark AS starts up in Sweden.

 

1994

Foundation of the APCOA Holding AG, Stuttgart

 

1995

Change of the company name to APCOA Parking AG and listing on the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Stuttgart.  75% of the stock is hold by investors in UK, 7% are hold by the management, 18% are public float.

EuroPark AS starts up in Denmark.

 

1997

Aquisition of Rhein-Main-Parkgaragen, Karlsruhe

 

1998

Foundatiojn of Parkingi Polska, Warszaw asjoint-venture with the STRABAG AG, Vienna

Aquisition of IPI Antwerpen, later: APCOA Belgium

 

1999

APCOA PARKING does an aquisition of the EuroPark group with companies in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the countries operates under the EuroPark brand name

 

2000

Aquisition of the First Management Group, Leeds, UK, of the Parkhaus Heidenheim and In Park Berlin

The company Salamander AG, Kornwestheim, aquires 27,1% share of the APCOA Parking AG stocks in April and increases it's share  in October to 98,5% within a publik takeover bid.

 

2002

The company EnBW AG, Karlsruhe, announces that it holds 98,7% of the APCOA Parking AG shares via the  Salamander AG due date of 1. April 2002

Aquisition of 50% of the VUP Verkehrs- und Parkraumbewirtschaftung, Stuttgart, from the SG Holding AG & Co. KG, Stuttgart

Takeover of the remaining 49%of the Parkingi Polska, Warszaw, from STRABAG AG, Vienna

 

2003

Foundation of APCOA, Rijeka, Croatia

Revokation of admission to stock exchange trading at the Frankfurt stock exchange

 

2004

At 06/30/2004 Investcorp aquires 98,3% of the shares of APCOA Parking AG from the EnBW AG, Karlsruhem via the Parking Holdings GmbH, Munich

 

2005

Foundation of APCOA Parking Switzerland, Zurich, together with the Emil Frey AG, Zurich

The company Parking Holdings GmbH is renamed to APCOA Parking Holdings GmbH (APHG)

The „Squeeze-Out“ becomes effective on 20. May 2005. Investcorp now holds 100% shares of the APCOA Parking AG via the APHG.

Revokation of admission to stock exchange trading at the Dusseldorf and Stuttgart stock exchanges

 

2006

Acquisition of the Perpetum Parking, Goeteborg and renaming it EuroPark Vest

Acquisition of the remaining 50% of the VUP Verkehrs- und Parkraumbewirtschaftung, Stuttgart

Acquisition and takeover of 70% of the Mobile-for N.V., Berchem (Antwerpen)

EuroPark AS does an aquisition of InterPark AS together with contracts in Legal Parkering AS

 

2007

Foundation of APCOA Ireland and Spain

EURAZEO aquires 100% of the shares of the APHG from Investcorp.

 

2013

EuroPark in Sweden and Denmark takes the APCOA PARKING brand name

 

2014

Successful financial restructuring with majority shareholder Centerbridge Partners

 

2017

EuroPark in Norway takes the APCOA PARKING brand name

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