Today (19-11-2014), ISS (ISS.CO, ISS DC), a leading global provider of facility services, agreed to a new major Integrated Facility Services strategic partnership with Vattenfall in Germany.
Søborg, Denmark, 21-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The new contract is the largest win ever for ISS in Germany. It covers a wide range of services, including facility services, work space management, cleaning, security, support services, catering, fleet management, and maintenance. As part of the contract ISS will deliver services to approximately 500 Vattenfall sites across Germany and more than 500 Vattenfall employees will transfer to ISS.
The partnership will run for five years with an option for a two years extension. It will commence 1 January 2015. The contract delivers better cost efficiency to Vattenfall and supports it strategic focus on core business and operational excellence.The strategic partnership between ISS and Vattenfall in Germany builds on shared values of continuously developing services, and respect for employees, and local communities. The award of this IFS contract in Germany expands the partnership between Vattenfall and ISS, as ISS won delivery of facility services to all Vattenfall’s facilities in Sweden earlier in 2014.
“This is a very important new contract to ISS within IFS and especially to our German business” said Jacob Götzsche, Regional CEO, ISS Central Europe:
“We are proud that Vattenfall has chosen ISS as its service partner for the next five years, and we are very much looking forward to working with Vattenfall Germany to further develop the agreed services and the partnership in the years to come. The new contract supports our strategy and expansion in Germany, which is a very important market to ISS, and we are fully committed to making this partnership a success,” said Götzsche.
“With the sale of our facility services subsidiaries we continue our consolidation ambitions to meet the tough conditions in the European energy market. Our goal was to find a responsible partner to take over our facility business and employees. Our goal is to provide security to our employees and to enable our facility services subsidiaries to grow under a new ownership,” said Tuomo Hatakka, Head of Business-Region Continental/UK and Head of Vattenfall in Germany.
ISS was selected as service partner to Vattenfall Germany as part of an EU tender, and the new contract is subject to normal conditions and approvals for major EU tenders.
ISS has been in Germany since 1960. In 2013, ISS had approximately 10,000 employees in Germany and achieved an annual revenue of almost DKK 2 billion.
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Vattenfall is 100 per cent owned by the Swedish state and is one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Vattenfall’s main products are electricity, heat and gas. In electricity and heat, Vattenfall works in all parts of the value chain: generation, distribution and sales. In gas, Vattenfall is active in sales. We also conduct energy trading. Vattenfall produces electricity and heat from six energy sources – wind power, nuclear power, natural gas, biomass, coal power and hydro power. In 2013, operations were conducted in the Nordic countries, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK.
The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to DKK 78.5 billion in 2013 and ISS has more than 520,000 employees and local operations in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers.