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Stress-free parking at the airport

Bright, friendly, welcoming – this is an apt description of Munich Airport’s P1 car park thanks to XERVON Oberflächentechnik. The company’s surface technology specialists travelled there last autumn to completely overhaul the parking area and make it generally more attractive. The project also included improving the traffic management system. All in all, they worked on 14,000m² of ceilings and walls and covered 8,000m² of floor space with a special dirt-repellent coat. XERVON has had a service agreement with Germany’s second-largest airport for almost ten years now.

Around 1,100 hours were needed to clean and prime the ceilings and walls of the airport car park as well as spray two coats of paint using airless technology. All in all, the XERVON specialists applied approx. 10,000 litres of deep primer and paint. A number of more detailed tasks also had to be carried out in addition to the surface work – for example, cleaning the cable trays and installing safety devices around the fire sprinklers, fire alarm systems and loud speakers to name just a few. Moreover, XERVON added some colourful, eye-catching paintwork to the walls to help the passengers and airport visitors find their way around the car park more easily.

Part of the floor coating work involved the team having to paint floor markings on almost one quarter of the total surface area – either small traffic islands for the vehicles or walkways for the pedestrians. After the floors had been cleaned and prepared, they were first coated with special paint and then finished off with a matt dirt-repellent sealer specially designed for high traffic areas.

46 million passengers

More than 46 million passengers use the airport every year, which means, of course, that the car parks have to cope with large numbers of vehicles and pedestrians.

All car parks, no matter where they may be, have the problem of soot and dust sticking to their ceilings, walls and installations. This is an issue that Munich has to face as well. The project was made more complex for XERVON as this work had to be performed in a sensitive, high traffic area. At the end of the day, more than 46 million passengers use the airport every year, which means, of course, that the car parks have to cope with large numbers of vehicles and pedestrians.

XERVON was able to complete the project ahead of schedule despite the substantial surface area that needed to be treated and the restrictions that inevitably resulted from this high volume of traffic. Besides finishing early, the team also produced excellent results – demonstrating once again just how high the quality of their work is.

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