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Europe

European Retailers Fear for In-store Operations

New research from Sony Professional Displays & Solutions reveals UK and German retailers are preparing proactively for the critical Christmas and New Year trading period as their counterparts in France adopt a more laissez-faire approach. Despite retailers entering the first un-disrupted Christmas since 2019, close to half (43%) of those in the Europe are concerned…

Germany

Aramark Germany Deploys Robots in Industry First

Aramark will be the first foodservice company in Germany to begin using fully automated kitchen robots in its corporate restaurants. The robotic kitchen innovation from Berlin-based start-up Aitme prepares dishes such as pasta, bowls, and salads from fresh ingredients to order. The collaboration creates new opportunities for Aramark business and industry clients by offering greater…

Germany

Aramark Introduces Plant-Based Menus in Germany

Aramark Germany has recently introduced a series of plant-forward recipes based on recommendations from scientists at the EAT-Lancet Commission. “The EAT-Lancet Commission’s Planetary Health Diet reduces the environmental footprint while having a positive impact on health,” explains Ulrike Moessner, Head of Culinary Creation and Nutrition at Aramark Germany, and a member of its sustainability council.…

Germany

Star Apprentice to Represent UK at WorldSkills Plumbing Finals in Germany

Connor Cruden, who in 2020 completed his four-year plumbing apprenticeship having come top in 2019 at the SkillPLUMB UK finals to find the country’s most accomplished apprentice plumber, is now preparing to take on the world’s elite at the WorldSkills Plumbing finals due to be held in the Black Forest town of Lahr, Germany, between…

Energy Management

Ecolab-Siemens Partnership to Tackle Industrial Greenhouse Gases

A new strategic partnership involving Ecolab and Siemens will help customers of both companies accelerate their progress toward sustainability and productivity goals. Together, the companies are launching Climate Intelligence, powered by ECOLAB3D™ and Siemens gPROMS – a new solution that allows customers to virtually model different scenarios across their water and energy systems to identify…

Germany

Solarwatt Doubles Sales in First Three Quarters of 2022

Global solar-driven sector coupling manufacturer Solarwatt GmbH has announced a more than doubling of like-for-like sales for the first three quarters of 2022 to €250 million (£218 million). The Dresden-based company has sold almost 50,000 photovoltaic systems across Europe in the current financial year, including 24,500 systems in Germany. In the first three quarters of…

Germany

Savills IM Acquires Berlin Commercial Building for Versicherungskammer

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has advised on the acquisition of a newly constructed office and commercial building at Kurfürstendamm 12 in Berlin for Versicherungskammer. The seller is the RFR-Group, which acquired the asset in 2021. The prestigious new building in Berlin’s premium location comprises more than 6,500 sqm of rental space across six floors…

Contracts

Vodafone Germany Expands STRABAG PFS Partnership

Vodafone Germany has retained STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) as the sole provider of integrated facilities management (IFM) services for its managed real estate portfolio of around 400 properties totalling some 400,000 square metres under a new two-year contract with an extended remit. The portfolio include Vodafone retail outlets, technical buildings, call centres,…

Argentina

Aramark Employees Volunteer for Annual Day of Service

Thousands of Aramark team members around the world have participated in Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day, the hospitality, facilities, and uniform services company’s annual day of service which took place on 22nd September. Volunteers from 14 countries, including the U.S., U.S Virgin Islands, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Mexico,…

Germany

BILSTEIN Academy Announces Autumn Training Dates

thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH is introducing several new courses for fleet operators and automotive professionals as part of the BILSTEIN Academy’s autumn calendar. Lasting approximately 1 hour, all courses take place in the company’s virtual training rooms for an  interactive distance learning experience which allows active participation in discussions. September 15 September 2022 | Start: 12:00…

Energy Management

Wealthcap Tackles Energy Crisis with New MeteoViva Building Sustainability as a Service Model

Leading German real asset and investment manager Wealthcap is using MeteoViva’s predictive building control system to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions in a commercial location at Ganghoferstrasse 27-29 in Munich. To finance the transformation in how it monitors and controls energy usage, Wealthcap is utilising a new Sustainable Buildings as a Service model introduced…

Appointments

STRABAG PFS Names Dr Marion Henschel as Chair Designate

STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS) has announced Dr Marion Henschel will succeed Martin Schenk as the Chair of its Management Board on 31 December 2022. As co-Chief Executive Officer, Henschel has served alongside Schenk who has voluntary indicated he will not be renewing his employment contract when it expires in December, since…

Germany

QUIXX Launches Headlight Restoration Kit

Car headlights have been manufactured using transparent plastics for decades. However, sun, dirt, acid rain and salt cause them to yellow or tarnish and even prevent proper function. Severely fogged headlights can reduce vision by up to 50 per cent, making it difficult to see the roads and to respond to hazards at night. Oncoming…

Belgium

ABB Announces Modular Emergency Lighting Solution

ABB has announced the pending launch in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK of Movion® – an innovative emergency lighting range for commercial and education facilities. With a global valuation of US $5,386 million in 2020, the emergency lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4 per cent from 2021 to…

Contracts

Linde Selects STRABAG PFS for Bavarian IFM Contracts

Linde GmbH has appointed STRABAG PFS subsidiary, STRABAG Building and Industrial Services GmbH, to deliver a range of integrated hard and soft FM services at three production sites in Bavaria, following a competitive tender process. A M&E contract was signed on 1 June, with a second contract governing building fabric and infrastructure agreed on 1…

Contracts

O2 Telefónica Deutschland Awards STRABAG Exclusive IFM Contract

O2 Telefónica Deutschland has appointed STRABAG PFS as the exclusive provider of integrated facilities management (IFM) services for its portfolio of 275 retail outlets, data centres and 15 office buildings across Germany, includes the 37-storey O2 Tower in Munich. The three-year contract which takes effect from September 2022 includes a two-year option to extend, and…

design

Aura Blockchain Consortium Welcomes Mercedes-Benz

The Aura Blockchain Consortium has announced Mercedes-Benz as its fifth and newest founding member. The consortium was established to realise a common ambition shared by its international players in the luxury industry to raise standards in relation to innovation transparency and blockchain technology, and increase customer trust in members’ sustainable practices and product sourcing. Mercedes-Benz…

Construction

CE Dealer Team Announces World-first Gender Equal World RX Line-up

For the first time in FIA World Rallycross Championship history, a gender equal full-season driver line-up will be represented on the 2022 grid by Construction Equipment Dealer Team. The talented duo of Klara Andersson and Niclas Grönholm will drive for the Swedish team in the world’s most exciting electric motorsport category – a team headed…

Contracts

Trei Real Estate Awards Apleona Berlin Integrated FM Contracts

Trei Real Estate GmbH has selected Apleona to deliver integrated soft and hard FM services at two residential and commercial properties it is developing in Berlin. The contract covers a total of 304 apartments and retail stores with a total area of around 4,500 sq. m, and is due to start in summer 2022 six…

Corporate

A Record 2021 for The Dussmann Group

The Dussmann Group closed the 2021 financial year with consolidated group sales of €2.31 billion – the highest in the company’s history, with the company also reporting an increase in its EBITDA margin to 6.4 per cent. The profitable growth came as a result of the family-owned company consistently implementing its “Next Level” strategy, adopted…

Denmark

A New Milestone for GlobalConnect’s North European Fiber Network

Digital infrastructure and datacomms provider GlobalConnect Group is now operating 100,000 km of interconnected fiber network in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and northern Germany following the acquisition of Telenor SE communication operator, Open Universe. With the ongoing deployment of a mega-capacity fiber cable from Luleå to Berlin and with more than 2,500 km of new fiber…

Germany

G3 Systems to Exhibit at Interschutz 2022

G3 Systems will be exhibiting at fire and rescue, security and civil protection event Interschutz 2022 from 20-25th June at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany.   Interschutz, which last took place in 2015 was postponed in 2020 and last year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Joining around 1000 other companies from…

France

Real Estate in Europe

  A new report from Moody’s identifies persistent inflation and low economic growth as the biggest risks to credit quality in Europe’s otherwise liquid real estate sector.   Sector-In-Depth-Real-Estate-Europe-10Mar22-1

Contracts

STRABAG PFS Awarded DEMIRE Integrated Services Contract

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has been awarded a 3-year integrated property and facilities management, and ESG reporting services contract at 65 commercial properties owned by DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate in Germany. DEMIRE’s portfolio offers a total leasable area of over a million square metres, with the company’s investment strategy focused on…

Environment

EFI Recognised with European Digital Print Production Awards

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has received two European Digital Press (EDP) Awards from the European graphics arts trade press in recognition of its advancements in digital print production. The EFI VUTEk Q5r roll-to-roll UV LED printer beat competition in the large/wide- format printing systems category for printers above 350-centimetres wide. EDP judges honoured EFI Fiery…

Germany

ABG Capital Acquires VTG Center, Hamburg

Institutional investment manager ABG Capital has agreed the acquisition of The VTG Center, a prominent multi-tenant office complex in Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg from Savills Investment Management (Savills IM).   One of 11 property holdings in the Savills IM Real Invest 1 fund – a closed real property institutional investment fund launched by Savills IM and three…

Appointments

ASM Global Names Chris Bray as EVP Europe

02.12.2021, 18:04 ASM Global Names Chris Bray as EVP Europe Chris Bray has joined ASM Global from Sodexo UK&I as executive vice president of European operations. In his new role, Bray, who will be based in Manchester in the United Kingdom, will assume responsibility for all aspects of the global entertainment company and venue operator’s…

Germany

Savills IM Fund to Acquire Leipzig Office Building

30.09.2021, 14:44 Savills IM Fund to Acquire Leipzig Office Building Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has signed a purchase agreement for an office building currently under construction in Leipzig for its club deal special fund, “Savills IM Real Invest 1”.   The developer and seller is Helaba Real Estate Group business, OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH, which specialises…

Contracts

Changing European Supply Chains for the Better

30.09.2021, 09:44 Changing European Supply Chains for the Better A new initiative led by Social Enterprise UK with backing from Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group, is encouraging corporate buyers across Europoe to open up their supply chains to social enterprises. Like traditional businesses, social enterprises aim to make a profit but do so…

Environment

Addressing Building Carbon Targets

02.09.2021, 16:31 Addressing Building Carbon Targets Ellen Huelin, Associate Director at Whitecode Design Associates, explains why whole lifecycle environmental costing is essential for reducing the contribution of buildings to climate change. It was only a matter of weeks ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a global climate change report which proclaimed…

Germany

STRABAG PFS Named Germany’s Top FM Brand

24.06.2021, 11:06 STRABAG PFS Named Germany’s Top FM Brand The European Real Estate Brand Institute has recognised STRABAG PFS with a “Brand Award” in the facilities management category of its annual awards. The award was presented at a hybrid event in Berlin which was hosted by Barbara Schöneberger and Harald Steiner, CEO of European Real Estate Brand…

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