Paris-La Défense, July 15, 2020. World leader in parking and individual mobility, INDIGO Group extends its European coverage by opening a subsidiary in Poland. The Group’s ambition is to conquer this new market where many projects have been identified.
INDIGO completes its presence in Europe by setting up in Poland, a large country and a promising market for the “concessive” model (long-term partnership with local authorities). With 38 million inhabitants, a stable regulatory framework and a favorable investment climate, Poland experienced solid economic growth of 4% in 2019, after a 5.1% increase in 2018. The country’s modal share of cars is growing steadily and is higher than France in absolute terms (> 600 cars / 1000).
As in the other European countries where it is present (Belgium, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), INDIGO aims at becoming a reference player in Poland. “We have the ambition to be among the top three operators in the country within 5 years and leader in the long term”, says Thomas Bimson, Director Central Europe of INDIGO Group. INDIGO intends to develop in Poland both through acquisitions and organic growth, providing innovative solutions in all its businesses.
INDIGO Polska has just won a 10-year contract to operate the car park (150 parking spaces) of a vast real estate program, the “Warsaw Brewery”: an iconic complex of restaurants, offices and apartments built on the historic brewery site in the center of Warsaw, in the heart of a fast-developing district.
In Poland, INDIGO is positioned on the on-street parking market, on the management of public car parks serving hospitals, universities, shopping centers, offices… but also on the emerging market of concession car parks. To develop INDIGO Polska, the group has recruited Michał Wikliński who previously founded and developed the current market leader in parking in Poland (CPG).