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.
Foundation of the Airport Parking Corporation Of America Inc. Cleveland,
Ohio, USA as subsidiary of the ITT Corporation, New York, USA
Foundation of APCOA Autoparking GmbH, Germany, as subsidiary ITT Tochtergesellschaft, SEL, Stuttgart
Foundation of APCOA Parking Austria, Vienna
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
Foundation of APCOA Parking (UK), Sunbury-on-Thames
The Norwegian company starts up at Fornebu airport (the old main airport of Oslo)
Foundation of APCOA Parking Italy, Mantova
Foundation of APCOA Netherlands, Rotterdam
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".
EuroPark AS starts up in Sweden.
Foundation of the APCOA Holding AG, Stuttgart
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.
Aquisition of Rhein-Main-Parkgaragen, Karlsruhe
Foundatiojn of Parkingi Polska, Warszaw asjoint-venture with the STRABAG AG, Vienna
Aquisition of IPI Antwerpen, later: APCOA Belgium
APCOA PARKING does an aquisition of the EuroPark group with companies in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the countries operates under the EuroPark brand name
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.
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
Foundation of APCOA, Rijeka, Croatia
Revokation of admission to stock exchange trading at the Frankfurt stock exchange
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
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
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
Foundation of APCOA Ireland and Spain
EURAZEO aquires 100% of the shares of the APHG from Investcorp.
EuroPark in Sweden and Denmark takes the APCOA PARKING brand name
Successful financial restructuring with majority shareholder Centerbridge Partners
EuroPark in Norway takes the APCOA PARKING brand name