Company News • 22.08.2011
Leading car parking kiosks manufacturer becomes a well-known player in the U.S.
Metric Parking, a subsidiary of Hoeft & Wessel Group, which has been producing machines for the parking industry for over 30 years, has just been awarded a contract with the U.S. city of Hoboken,
NJ, to supply 135 car parking ticket machines. After a successful pilot project last year of 10 machines, the city saw a 30 per cent increase in revenue and additional parking spaces.
These spaces were created by moving from the traditional single space meters to pay and display. Hoboken found that they are fitting two to three more cars on a given block. Nearly half of all transactions are cash less using credit cards. Additional revenue was captured that was previously lost to broken meters.
The city of Hoboken with more than 50,000 inhabitants is located close to New York. Installation work is scheduled to begin in a few weeks´ time. The new parking kiosks of the Metric´s proven Aura model are solar powered and equipped with different payment options. Customers can pay in cash with coins, using debit or credit cards, and chip cards based on RFID technology. A payment by phone service can also be installed at a later date.
Last year, Metric completed the installation of more than 1,000 parking kiosks with comprehensive back-office software in the U.S.-city of Philadelphia. With its subsidiary in Mount Laurel, NJ, Metric has established itself in the U.S. as a well-known supplier of modern car parking kiosks. Its headquarters are in Swindon, UK, to the west of London. Metric have installed more than 60,000
parking machine in over 45 countries worldwide.