Smart Parking secures exclusive management contract with Asda

Smart Parking has secured an exclusive contract to provide parking management services across Asda’s UK estate of almost 600 retail stores.

The arrangement means that Smart Parking will build upon its existing relationship with the retailer, and it will see the company become Asda’s exclusive provider of parking related services.

Smart Parking will maintain and develop its core patrol and enforcement provision, including the management of Disabled and Parent & Child parking, for the retailer’s current and planned new stores. Asda donates all profits produced from PCNs issued to vehicles contravening its DPC rules to the retailer’s nominated charity. In parallel, the company will work closely with Asda to review the operation of sites where the deployment of enhancements, including ANPR and Smart Parking’s innovative, barrierless Pay & Walk solution, will deliver an improved parking experience for Asda customers.

Tony Wilson, Asda’s Strategic Development Manager, said that high quality car parking played an important role in building shoppers’ perception of the retailer. “Asda customers really value consistently well run car parks. Our relationship with Smart Parking plays a key role in ensuring that our shoppers get the car parking experience they deserve, and our new agreement with the company means that customers can expect a continued commitment from Asda to provide quick, safe and easy parking.”

Commenting, Smart Parking’s Paul Gillespie said that he was delighted to be able to extend the business’s relationship with Asda. “Our association with Asda goes back a number of years, so we are very pleased that this will continue and develop. We’re looking forward to putting in place new technology where it’s appropriate to do so, and we’re confident that this, alongside our tried and tested management services, will be well-received by Asda’s customers.”