Indigo is a limited family owned company with a record of over 40 years in business. It all started in Norway in 1971 by Snorre Bentsen. The last 25 years, car parking and real estate has been the main activities, together with general financial investments. All the time stayed on as a family owned company – and in later years jointly by Snorre Bentsen and his two sons Kenneth and Rune.
All numbers in MNOK
Main business activities over the years
1971 – 1987 Import and wholesale of household items from France, Germany and Sweden to retailers throughout Norway.
1972 – 1988 Assignments for the University in Oslo, servicing their systems for heating, ventilation, water and sewage. Indigo initiated and lead successful programs for energy savings.
1974 – 1989 Distribution of phone books in Oslo and the surrounding municipalities. Key issues were development and use of new software and hiring of school music teams and sport clubs for short distribution time.
1979 – 1999 The car parking business was entered in 1979 and EuroPark (Norway) was established first. In 1992 EuroPark (Sweden) was founded and EuroPark (Denmark) in 1996. When sold in late 1999, the businesses comprised of approximately 500 parking installations in 60 cities throughout Scandinavia.
1988 – Indigo initiated and conducted construction of the Oslo Airport Fornebu garage. (2.400 spaces)
1992 – Indigo started investing in real estate.
1999 – EuroPark OY was founded and started car park operations in Helsinki, Finland. Autoparkki OY was established in 2003.
2001 – Baltic Park AS was founded in a 50 / 50 partnership with Linstow AS. Baltic owns EuroPark in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuenia.
2001 – Indigo builds the CityPark garage, downtown Drammen, owned 100% by Indigo (200 spaces). Baltic Park constructs the underground garage Tartu Mnt in a joint venture with a local partner, downtown Tallinn. Ownership 50%.
2009 – Indigo establishes EuroPark Poland.
2012 – Indigo starts parking operations in Norway and Denmark through ONEPARK