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Lödige Industries combines successful technologies for automated parking system in Amsterdam’s city centre

Amsterdam municipality reduces surface parking, creating green city

Lödige Industries will deliver an automated underground parking system in Amsterdam’s canal belt area. The system, which will park up to 270 cars, will utilise a hybrid combination of the two parking technologies employed by the company.
 

About the project

Amsterdam Municipality uses a system of residential parking permits and permit holders will gain access to the parking system via an app and modern number plate recognition technology. On the surface, the only visible elements of the parking system will be three glass facade entry bays designed to reduce visual impact on the surrounding area, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How automated parking generates 270 parking spaces in central Amsterdam

Vijzelgracht is located in the city centre of Amsterdam, thus facing a lack of appropriate car parking spaces. Given the high-density parking required and difficult access, automated parking was the only option for city planners. The automated parking system will replace on street-parking for local residents. The system will be built into an existing vault between the street level and Vijzelgracht metro station and will provide 270 automated parking spaces.

Engineering, design and production of the machinery for the project will take place at the company’s own manufacturing plants in Germany and Romania. Installation on site will be carried out by Lödige Industries’ team in the Netherlands.

The contract has now been awarded to Lödige Industries as the result of a competitive European tender. In total, Amsterdam Municipality has earmarked €15 million for the project, which is scheduled to be completed in July 2022. Work on site is due to commence in January 2021. Lödige Industries will also provide a 15-year service contract for the parking garage.

Facts and figures

Lodige References

Place:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Completion date:
July 2022

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Use: 
public, commercial

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Capacity:
270 cars

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Technology:
CUBILE & 5BY2

Number of levels:
7

Challenges for parking in Amsterdam’s city centre

  • Parking on the streets of Amsterdam's canal belt is limited and often requires difficult access
  • With its long and narrow shape, the vault poses a challenge for city planners to provide enough parking spaces

Providing enough parking spaces with major customer benefits

  • Automated parking using the hybrid solution of CUBILE and 5BY2 parking technologies is the only option and replaces residents' on-street parking
  • The hybrid combination of technologies can be easily built into the existing vault between the street level and the Vijzelgracht metro station
  • By utilising the extremely fast horizontal transfer vehicles of the CUBILE technology and the space saving pallets of the 5BY2 technology, it is possible to deliver both the speed and the parking density required by this particular project

“Five years ago, when we installed what remains Europe’s largest public automated parking system with 1000 spaces in Denmark, we were a relative newcomer to the market.  Since then we have seen sustained growth in this part of our business. We have made significant investments in 2018 and have won several attractive projects. I am particularly pleased that our decision to focus on high quality engineering and execution is being recognised by our customers and is being rewarded with contract wins such as this one.”

- Philippe De Backer, CEO of Lödige Industries.

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