Westfalia Technologies Opens New Automated Parking Testing Facility
The 3,600 square-foot facility will test palletless automated parking systems
YORK, Pa. – April 18, 2017 – Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of storage systems in the United States, announces the opening of its automated parking testing facility at its York, Pennsylvania headquarters. The 3,600 square-foot facility allows the company to test its Westfalia Parking Solutions' palletless automated parking systems, including new enhancements to the system such as Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC).
Ian Todd, director of automated parking systems at Westfalia Technologies, said, “We are committed to delivering high-quality, reliable automated parking solutions. Our new testing facility will enable us to fully test our palletless parking systems to ensure our customers receive a product that not only solves the growing challenge of providing ample parking, but also stands the test of time.”
Westfalia will also use the facility to test upgrades and enhancements to its current design, such as software or hardware changes, in a controlled environment. Moreover, it will serve as a training facility to provide customers and service personnel with hands-on training on the automated parking system.
Westfalia’s palletless parking systems increase parking capacity while using less square footage than a conventional parking garage by replacing traditional ramps and internal circulation space. The systems use Westfalia Satellite® technology to adjust to the length of the car's wheelbase, allowing the system to handle multiple car sizes. Unlike pallet-based parking systems, empty pallet handling is eliminated which increases system throughput, or speed. The structures for palletless systems also have the flexibility to be constructed using either concrete or steel which can further reduce construction costs.