NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SKIDATA announced today that it is now the largest provider of Parking Access & Revenue Control (PARCS) equipment in the United States. The milestone resulted from the completed acquisitions and integration of three leading parking technology companies, Sentry Control Systems in Van Nuys, California; Harstad Controls in Minneapolis; and Protection Technologies, which had locations in Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Denver.
“We are extremely proud that SKIDATA has grown to become America’s largest provider of Parking Access & Revenue Control equipment,” said Chris McKenty, Head of Sales, West for SKIDATA. “SKIDATA was already America’s PARCS leader and has handled over 1,100 installations over the past 20 years. Our ongoing growth assures that we will continue to offer the most advanced and user-friendly equipment throughout the United States.”
In addition to being the largest, SKIDATA is also the industry’s most established PARCS provider. The company recently announced SKIDATA 2.0 USA, a celebration of its 20th anniversary in the United States.
“SKIDATA 2.0 USA is a celebration of our success in America and a declaration of our commitment to continue to push the envelope in the development of new technologies to improve the parking experience, while making parking more manageable and efficient,” said McKenty. “Our continued focus on innovation means that we can offer our customers the most cutting-edge technologies to assure that they can provide the most user-friendly parking experience possible.”
The completed acquisitions and integration of Sentry, Harstad, and Protection Technologies has also permitted the standardization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems offered to SKIDATA customers. This standardization will allow SKIDATA to continue to provide the most advanced and useful parking technology on the market, and it allows SKIDATA to provide the most effective technology solutions for projects of all sizes, including the largest, most complex, and most diverse projects.
With the completion of these acquisitions, SKIDATA now employees over 250 parking technology professionals in 10 regional offices and 5 distribution centers across America. In addition to the US headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ, SKIDATA has offices in Van Nuys, California; San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Ashburn, Virginia (Washington D.C.); and Redmond, Washington.
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
Bill Smith, Smith Phillips Strategic Communications
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