In 1936, Donald Duncan, a yo-yo entrepreneur in the United States, decided to try and build a new parking meter. He employed a vastly improved mechanical design and marketed it with such flair that by 1959, the Duncan parking company was manufacturing over 80 per cent of all the meters being installed around the world.
Eighty-one years later, Duncan Solutions is a world leading, best practice provider of parking and enforcement technologies, and we proudly design and manufacture many of our parking machines and applications here in Australia.
Duncan has unparalleled experience and success in providing parking solutions to Cities and Authorities across Australasia. We believe our suite of technologies enables councils and parking professionals to realise considerable efficiencies and optimise ROI across their Parking and Enforcement operations.
Duncan has attracted leading SME investor AnaCacia to join its share register alongside the management team and Alpin Group that are continuing as investors. Trent Loebel and the management team are all continuing in their current roles and now have access to a broader investor base and board to support their growth plans.
Duncan trades under two main brands:
Parent company Duncan Technologies Pty Ltd (Duncan) owns Aldo Investments (Aldo) which Alpin Group formed in 2015 to acquire Duncan Solutions Australia and subsequently CIC Technology. Over the last three years, the team has grown both businesses through front line sales, business performance improvements and operational integration.
It is an exciting time for technology in this space, given the smart city movement, accelerated improvements in IoT capability and the ongoing evolution of technology and data science to solve a wide range of problems faced by cities and businesses.
Trent Loebel, Group CEO, has been with Duncan Solutions for over 10 years and says: “This milestone of attracting AnaCacia is a testament to our loyal customers, staff and suppliers. This is really just the beginning for smart city technology. There are many opportunities to solve numerous challenges faced by our customers by exploiting a range of evolving technologies. With the support of AnaCacia and Alpin, I am confident that we will achieve great things and we look forward to the growth ahead”.
At Duncan Solutions, we take take pride in values which underpin our thinking and behaviour – they form the basis for who we are, the way we work, the way we interact with customers, and how we conduct ourselves.
Deliver exceptional service
Always strive to help everyone – we are all here to help each other.
Build trust and respect through open communication
We can only improve our relationships by communicating openly and honestly. This will cultivate trust and respect.
You are empowered to take initiatives that you believe will drive positive change.
Take ownership and deliver
Take ownership and be accountable for all of your actions.
Be positive and optimistic
Take a positive approach to all that you do and be passionate about your ability to contribute to our success.
We enjoy achieving success but we are never rude, arrogant or complacent.
Maintain a healthy work-life balance
Success at work combined with a healthy balance between work time and home time will result in happiness.