Fort Worth’s Junction Industries Acquires Swiss-Based Skyline Parking

Junction—which has built over a dozen Carvana car towers across the U.S.—said that Skyline's fully automated, conveyor-based handling systems "deliver the fastest and most adaptable parking solutions globally." Junction subsidiary Pier 57 plans to bring the Swiss technology to its first project in Fort Worth later this year.

Fort Worth-based advanced automation and infrastructure solutions holding company Junction Industries has acquired Skyline Parking, a Swiss company that specializes in automated vehicle storage and retrieval.

“As an organization, the Junction companies have been involved in and learning the automated vehicle storage and retrieval industry for over a decade,” Founder and CEO Clay Trantham said in a statement. “We have fabricated/erected the structural towers and installed the mechanical systems in over a dozen Carvana locations all over the country.”

“We’ve traveled to five continents to see automated parking systems that have been in operation for decades and feel the Skyline product will be the perfect combination of Swiss technology and precision with American ingenuity and hard work,” Trantham added.

Skyline Parking AG, based in Zuzwil, Switzerland, is wholly owned by the Junction Industries U.S. subsidiary, Skyline Automation LLC. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Junction said that Skyline Parking is known for its cutting-edge technology, marked by fully automated, conveyor-based handling systems “that deliver the fastest and most adaptable parking solutions globally.” The Skyline product line is distinguished by top-shelf automation and programming, ensuring reliable and safe operation for a seamless user experience, the company said.

Leadership and tech

Skyline will be led by Andy Trantham as president and co-owner, Junction said. He is a 30-year veteran of automated mechanical systems.

In the U.S., Skyline will partner with another Junction subsidiary, Pier 57 Development, when complementary real estate development is needed with an automated parking solution. Pier 57 is led by Ben Trantham as president and co-owner. Trantham is also a co-owner of Skyline.

The company said Pier 57 plans to bring this Swiss technology to its first project in Fort Worth later this year.

Trantham is a 15-year veteran of industrial development involving automated material handling systems and is the former president of Trident Structures LLC, a Junction company focused on innovative industrial design build.

Per Junction, the key features of Skyline Parking’s Solutions Include:

  • Fully automated, conveyor-based handling system
  • Reliable and safe operation with remote monitoring
  • Electric vehicle charging and mobile user app
  • Cutting-edge, industry fastest technology

Junction Industries said it recognizes a growing demand for advanced parking solutions that cater to the evolving needs of modern development. It said the addition of Skyline Parking to Junction Industries will allow the company to provide new parking solutions to North America, along with its existing European base of operations.

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