Nottingham City Council has placed an order for Aura Elite machines manufactured by the Metric Group to replace their existing on and off-street equipment.
Two hundred Elites, the latest version of Metric’s popular Aura pay and display parking machine, have been ordered for the city centre.
Metric, the UK’s only pay-and-display parking machine manufacturer, won the order against strong European competition.
The first phase of a delivery programme for installation of the 195 solar and five mains Elites for on and off-street parking in Nottingham will start before the end of the year.
Nottingham’s specification is for the Aura Elite to provide coin, chip and pin and wave and pay options to meet their city centre parking needs, and the machines will have a GPRS connection to a Back Office Web ASLAN system.
Metric has appointed a dedicated project manager to oversee the installation of the 200 Aura Elites, which will also have data entry via full QWERTY alpha-numeric keypads.
Said Metric Parking’s UK sales and marketing manager Richard Boultbee: "Metric is the only parking machine manufacturer in the UK and winning this key order against tough European competition is a big boost for the industry and employment in these challenging economic times.
"We value this order from Nottingham and have decided the contract should have our dedicated project and team manager to handle the rollout," he added.