The site in Marburg, Germany, home to the world’s largest Covid vaccine production facility, is working with shared transport company Liftango to resolve parking issues.
An industrial park in Marburg, Germany, has contracted on-demand shared transport company, Liftango, to help resolve parking issues across its 67.4-hectare site.
Some 6,000 staff are employed at the Behringwerke park by various international pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including what is claimed to be the world’s largest Covid vaccine production facility.
Liftango has implemented its climate-positive carpooling platform to improve the commute experience and alleviate pressure on parking infrastructure.
Owner Pharmaserv provides site management, technical and logistical services at the Behringwerke site. The industrial park contains 200 buildings with a net floor space of 300,000 square metres. There are more than 80,000 square metres of parking space which will be used to expand production facilities.
So instead of significantly increasing its investment in parking infrastructure, Pharmaserv has opted for a more sustainable choice.
“We chose Liftango because of [its] ability to help us utilise our existing parking infrastructure more efficiently, reduce traffic density on-site and minimise the environmental impact of employees driving to work,” said Elisa Fritsch, site services at Pharmaserv.
“Through Liftango’s platform, we are able to issue exclusive parking to people who carpool, thus saving time looking for parking. In addition, the operations data provided gives us valuable insights to monitor and manage a successful programme.”
“We chose Liftango because of [its] ability to help us utilise our existing parking infrastructure more efficiently, reduce traffic density on-site and minimise the environmental impact of employees driving to work”
Through Liftango’s carpooling platform, Pharmaserv said it is committing to reduce the reliance on single-occupancy vehicles travelling to Behringwerke and provide a seamless and efficient option for the many staff on site.
In addition to real-time carpooling allowing staff to connect with others on-site for their commute, Liftango will offset the vehicle emissions of every carpool trip made.
“Our partnership with Pharmaserv speaks to this capability. We look forward to supporting a diverse range of employers’ needs at the Behringwerke industrial park site.”
Launched in May 2022, Liftango’s carpooling platform operates on a private network exclusive to Pharmserv’s Behringwerke industrial park.
The on-demand shared transport company has established five carpooling locations across the site, allowing carpoolers to match with people from their organisation or others across the park. Users can also send private ride requests to friends or known colleagues, making it easier to find a carpool.
Liftango reports it has implemented corporate mobility programmes, including climate-positive carpooling platforms, across cities, business parks, universities, and corporate campuses.
It has also helped establish a free city-wide carpooling network in the greater metro area of Vancouver, Canada, for Translink, created a multi-campus corporate carpooling solution for Tesla in the US, and carpooling programmes at various universities across the globe.