Awarded under the Accredited Parking Organization program, this is the highest accreditation in the parking, transportation and mobility industry
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2020: The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) has announced Secure Parking UAE to have achieved the first international accreditation under its Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program. Secure Parking exceeded all thresholds under both Accreditation and Accreditation with Distinction, the highest accreditation available in the parking, transportation and mobility industry. The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) establishes national and international standards for professionalism, accountability, innovation, responsibility and performance.
Secure Parking’s vision, expertise and flexibility of working towards maximising the value and potential of your car park, has helped it earn this global recognition. Commenting on the achievement, Pamela Chikhani, General Manager, Secure Parking UAE said, “At Secure Parking, we are passionate about unlocking the true potential of your car park facility. It is our tryst with technology that ensures we select the best innovations and apply them in a way that serves the ever-changing needs of consumers. Our avant-garde approach is what makes us the game changers of the parking industry. Our constant endeavour is to set new benchmarks in product innovation, service quality and timely delivery, and that is what helped us get recognised with this unique international accreditation.”
IPMI launched the Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program in 2015 after more than three years of rigorous and comprehensive development of criteria and requirements covering every aspect of the industry. The accreditation demonstrates that Secure Parking UAE has met and exceeded this exceptional standard of excellence, addressing all aspects of parking, transportation and mobility operations. These include innovative and progressive practices in responsible management and operations, finance, planning, professional development, sustainability, security and risk management, technology and more.
“IPMI is thrilled to celebrate our first international APO with Secure Parking UAE. Their pragmatic approach has helped them optimise technology and develop a series of unique and flexible solutions that emphasise on customer experience,” said IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad, CAE. He further added, “They have demonstrated the leadership and commitment to excellence that serves as the hallmark of the APO program.”
Established in Australia in 1979, today, Secure Parking operates over 1.2 million parking spaces in over 11 countries around the world. With 1,700 car parks across Airports, Shopping Malls, Hotels, Hospitals, Commercial & Financial Centres, it has operations in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, India, New Zealand, US, UK, Lebanon and UAE.
Incepted in the UAE in 2005, Secure Parking UAE is owned by Al Shirawi Group of Companies, one of the largest private business conglomerates in the region. The Al Shirawi Group has 34 companies in diverse business sectors, with over 10,000 employees and annual turnover in excess of USD 1 billion.
Some of the landmarks operated by Secure Parking UAE are Citywalk, Madinat Jumeirah, The Beach, Index Tower DIFC, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, AWR M Square, Aldar Shams Boutik, Abu Dhabi World Trade Center, Aldar HQ and many more.
To become an APO, an organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of program outcomes through the implementation of industry best practices, as outlined in the APO Manual for Applicants. Applicant organizations work with IPMI-trained Site Reviewers to organize and present evidence of accomplishment of 250 criteria in 14 categories, including 25 required criteria. To achieve the APO with Distinction, organizations meet an additional, more stringent set of criteria. All applications and documentation packages undergo a comprehensive third-party review, internal quality review, and APO Board review prior to award.
The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. Members include everyone from garage owners and operators to architects to city managers to government agencies, health care centers, universities, airports, and convention centers. IPMI works to advance the parking and mobility profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy and outreach, and with experts from around the world in dozens of specialties to make sure