EFFIA strengthens its presence in Belgium with the acquisition of Parkeren Roeselare

10-16-2017. EFFIA, a subsidiary of the Keolis Group dedicated to parking, has announced the acquisition of the Flemish company Parkeren Roeselare, located in Roeselare in the Flanders region in Belgium.

With a concession contract for the operation of three car parks and roadside parking representing nearly 7,000 parking spaces in Roeselare, Parkeren Roeselare was until now owned by the Belgian groups AA Van Laere and OPC.

In April 2017, EFFIA completed the first stage of its development in Benelux with the acquisition of Alfa Park. The acquisition of this Belgian company, which operates some fifteen on- and off-road facilities totalling more than 8,000 parking spaces in the regions of Flanders and Wallonia, was EFFIA's first expansion outside France.

This new acquisition represents an additional step in the internationalisation of EFFIA, and confirms its ambitions for development in Belgium and abroad. In Belgium, the Keolis Group subsidiary now manages more than 15,000 parking spaces in 16 cities across Wallonia, Flanders and the Brussels-Capital region.

About EFFIA

EFFIA, a Keolis Group subsidiary and a major provider of parking solutions in France and in Belgium, is focused on key mobility issues and on developing a global understanding of cities.
EFFIA works closely with its customers and facilitates their travel by deploying an intermodal approach to parking and by proposing a variety of innovative services. Since 2007, EFFIA has established itself as the leading digital parking operator in France with more than 11 million hours of parking sold online per year.
To meet the challenges of smart cities, EFFIA is pursuing an open, collaborative approach to innovation, in partnership with start-ups.
As France’s leading parking operator, ISO 9001:2000 certified across all its activities, EFFIA is a privileged partner of public and private organisations (local authorities, stations, hospitals, commercial centres...), provides parking management solutions at roadside or car park facilities and applies its expertise both to renovation projects and to the design and construction of new car parks.

Key figures

  • 370 car parks operated

  • 20,000 park & ride spaces

  • 600 reservations/day

  • 185 cities

  • 22 million vehicles/year

  • 40,000 subscribers

  • 175,000 spaces, including 60,000 at roadside

  • 900 employees

  • €145 million turnover in 2016

About the AA Van Laere Group

The General Contractors Van Laere Group is a Belgian owned construction business, with over 80 years’ experience. It is a trusted and flexible construction partner in a range of areas including civil engineering, office and apartment buildings, health facilities, industrial projects, and of course, underground car parks. The Van Laere Group recorded total revenue of €195 million in 2016 and employs 460 staff.