The technology service providers evopark and sunhill technologies will work together from November 2018. Part of the cooperation is the opening of the evopark network for the users of the app travipay.
They are known as digital pioneers of the parking industry. evopark is an expert for Software as a Service solutions for car park operators and mobility service providers. sunhill technologies is a pioneer for digital payment solutions in the areas of parking, electromobility, refuelling and public transport and has been established on the German market since 2007. The sunhill app travipay offers car drivers the possibility to pay cashlessly for over 480,000 parking spaces nationwide. The evopark network covers 72 car parks with contactless access in 33 cities. Now, the companies want to jointly use their expertise to accelerate the digitization of parking in Germany.
"Thanks to evopark, we can further expand access to digitally payable parking spots in car parks,"
emphasizes Matthias Mandelkow, Managing Director of sunhill technologies. "Our travipay customers benefit from additional, new, convenient off-street parking options."
The cooperation is also a strategically important step for the Cologne-based technology service provider evopark. "We are very much looking forward to working closely with sunhill technologies and Volkswagen Financial Services in the future", states Tobias Weiper, founder and managing director of evopark. "There will be completely new, attractive opportunities for car park operators and mobility providers to boost their digital business."
Sunhill is already strongly connected in the mobility sector and will continue existing cooperations. evopark already cooperates successfully with some large German car manufacturers such as the Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche. "Innovative parking solutions are a core element of tomorrow's mobility," says Gerhard Künne, Head of Mobility Unit at Volkswagen Financial Services. "As a pioneer in digital off-street parking, evopark is an important partner. Together with sunhill and evopark, we are setting further valuable impulses for the Volkswagen Group's digital mobility services".
About sunhill technologies GmbH
sunhill technologies GmbH develops digital payment services along the entire transport chain.
Partners are the leading German and European mobile phone providers as well as industry-relevant manufacturers and providers in the areas of parking, e-mobility and ticketing. The digital service for paying parking fees at public car parks is offered throughout Germany at over 150 locations, including Cologne, Berlin and Hamburg. sunhill has been a subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG since 2015 and, as a strategic partner, supports the goals of VWFS AG with regard to new mobility services and digitisation.
evopark started in 2014 with the vision to make parking considerably easier for drivers. The start-up company has developed a wide range of digital parking solutions for B2B partners such as AXA insurance or the sports car manufacturer Porsche. Meanwhile evopark is purely focusing on digital end-to-end products for car park operators and mobility providers. In addition to solutions for seamless access to and cashless payments within car parks, evopark offers Software as a Service (SaaS) products that support operators in managing short- and long-term parkers efficiently. Mobility providers use the innovative digital parking services for customer acquisition and retention. Since 2018 evopark is part of the Scheidt & Bachmann Group, an international operating systems house and leading supplier for Parking and access systems, Fare collection systems, Fuel retail solutions and Signaling systems.