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Car park management

Saba is Spain’s leading car park management operator and one of Europe’s largest, with experience dating from 1966. Currently, the firm is present in more than 130 towns in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Chile and Andorra. The company has 194,000 parking spaces distributed in 371 car parks.

In the last quarter of 2013, Saba completed its two most significant growth projects: the tenders to manage the car parks of 14 Aena airports, and to manage and operate 72 car parks at 51 Adif railway stations. Another significant project has been the constitution of the public-private company Bamsa, 60% owned by Saba and 40% by BSM (Barcelona’s City Council). Under the name “Saba Barcelona Bamsa”, Bamsa manages 19 car parks located in the city center. In the future, the network will sum up to 26 car parks.

Saba operates at all levels of the industry –administrative concessions, ownership, management and leases- and has a diversified portfolio of assets and supply with a common denominator: they all include the highest standards of quality, innovation, and customer service experience that strengthen the Saba brand’s differentiating factor and turn our infrastructure into key elements of mobility. By way of example, its range of car parks covers areas of specialization such as historic centres, commercial districts, hospitals and logistics parks. In addition to airports, tourist and residential areas, not to mention controlled parking zones.

The company is focused on the preparation of a series of actions aimed at driving sustainability and technological progress in its car park network to improve client service and care of the environment. In this sense, since 2012 Saba has led the field in deploying the VIA T (OBE) at car park entrances and exits. This dynamic international payment system, the same currently used on most motorways, installed at car park entrances and exits, allows customers enter our car parks faster and easier, driving in and out with no need of getting a ticket or stopping the car, both at entry and exit points, bypassing the ATM, thereby saving money and fuel at once (offering them the possibility of receiving an e-receipt via website, if they require one).

Throughout 2015, the VIA T (OBE) system was used 5.6 million times, and is now being used by 40% of short-stay customers and subscribers. Currently, Saba now has around 50 car parks with VIA T (OBE). In a second phase, Saba is introducing the VIA T (OBE) throughout its network: for instance, in the company’s car parks in Chile, being the car parks in Italy and Portugal the next step.

Saba Aparcamientos is a reference company in the car parking sector in Spain and internationally. Innovation, the application of new technologies and the concept of the car park as a basic component of mobility and access to urban centres and metropolitan areas are factors that have featured in the company’s development.

More information at www.saba.es

Parking spaces by types of contract*
Country
Ownership
Concession
Concession CPZ**
Management
Rental
Total
Spain
5.061
53.646
5.912
64.974
2.332
131.925
Italy
1.640
19.754
7.368
225
233
29.220
Portugal
681
9.447
2.205
6.675
783
19.791
Chile
0
5.065
0
7.668
0
12.733
Andorra
0
0
0
0
291
291
2015 year-end figures

(*) Includes parking spaces for short stays, rental, concessions of use and purchase. Does not include motorbike parking spaces.
(**) Concession of Controlled Parking Zones.