In the UK, as of January 2023, Saba is operating a network of 79 car parks and 10,000 parking spaces at the stations of Transport for London, the public transport organisation that manages the Underground, buses, taxis, trams, and some train lines
Saba ended 2022 with 24 new operations, carried out in most of the countries where it operates, representing the addition of almost 32,000 parking spaces to its car park network. The Group also renewed 64 contracts in all the territories in which it operates, adding more than 38,000 parking spaces. At the end of 2022, Saba was present in 180 cities in 9 countries (Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Chile, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Andorra) and managed 333,379 spaces in 950 car parks. The company has a workforce of over 2,000 people.
The most noteworthy operation in 2022 in the United Kingdom is the five-year contract award to manage the station car parks of Transport for London, the public body responsible for most of London's transport network, including the Underground, buses, taxis, trams, and some train lines. The contract includes the management of 79 car parks, totalling 10,720 parking spaces, all barrierless, making it easier for vehicles to enter and exit the car park. This new method of access, exit and payment is possible thanks to the new technologies implemented by Saba in its car parks, with similar experiences in this country and in Germany. Despite closing the operation in 2022, Saba is managing this car park network since January 2023, adding up to the 32,000 parking spaces it incorporated last year.
In Spain, Saba was awarded, by the Seville Port Authority, the concession contract for the Muelle Delicias car park (270 parking spaces) and reached an agreement for the remodelling and improvement of the Plaça d'Europa car park in Platja d'Aro (Girona), a project in which the company has invested 1.8 million euros. Thanks to this refurbishment, the infrastructure has been equipped with an electric car charging pool powered by a canopy of photovoltaic panels.
In Italy, the most significant event in 2022 was the inauguration of the Ospedale San Martino car park in Genoa, after two years of construction in a project undertaken by Saba. The car park has 422 parking spaces spread over 5 underground levels. This is one of the country's leading medical centres, with more than 5,000 employees and 1,400 beds. Saba was also awarded the lease contract for the Cola di Rienzo car park in Rome, with 110 parking spaces, and the concession for the car parks at the Cattinara Hospital in Trieste, with 166 parking spaces.
In Portugal, one of the most noteworthy operations is the lease of the Peninsula car park in Porto, with 553 parking spaces, which provides parking service to a building of offices and shopping centres, as well as the Tavira Regulated Area (881 parking spaces) and the Campanha Intermodal Terminal (230 parking spaces), among others.
In Chile, Saba renewed the management contract for the Clínica Alemana car park (up to 2,745 parking spaces) in Santiago de Chile. The company also signed the management contract for the operation of the car parks of the Marina Group's shopping centres, with nearly 6,000 parking spaces in the cities of Viña del Mar, Santiago, Curicó and Concepción.
In Germany, Saba was awarded the contract to lease the car park of the City Galerie shopping centre (1,611 parking spaces) in the city of Aschaffenburg. Saba has deployed the first barrierless technology pilot (excluding railway station car parks in the UK) in the Düren city car park, with a capacity of 407 parking spaces. Previously, the system was tested in 2021 in the Marktgarage car park (Hildesheim).
In the Czech Republic, the most relevant operation is the new contract for the management of the Vinohradska Hospital (425 parking spaces) in Prague, the country's capital, while in Slovakia, up to 8 contracts have been renewed, including nearly 3,700 parking spaces.