SKIDATA Inc. to Take Over All Sales and Service of SKIDATA Parking Technology Throughout the Chicago Area

 Chicago, IL (January 29, 2021) – SKIDATA Inc., the world’s leading provider of solutions to manage access to parking facilities announced today that it will be taking over all sales and service of its equipment throughout the Chicago area from Automated Parking Technologies (APT), which is winding down its operations. Currently, APT services SKIDATA’s industry-leading access and revenue control equipment at about 40 Chicago-area parking garages and lots. The transition of services to SKIDATA will begin immediately and will be completed by January 2022.

“APT has been a terrific partner to SKIDATA for many years, and we are disappointed that they are ending operations,” said Darrell Smithson, President, North America of SKIDATA. “Both of our companies are committed to assuring that the transition from APT to SKIDATA will not interrupt services to our customers in any way. In the long-term, the transition will provide parking owners and operators throughout the Chicago area direct access to the parking industry’s best and most experienced SKIDATA technicians.”


SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group ( belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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