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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 by the experienced Team Manager…

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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 months before the projects are…

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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 in 2018, even during the…

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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 optics installations during the first…

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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 50 countries, G3 Systems will…

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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

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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 economically strong ABBA locations with…

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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 software integration with finishers as…

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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 German insurance companies in 2013,…

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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 European business. During a career…

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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 in sustainable large-scale real estate development,…

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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 with the objective of reinvesting…

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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 a ‘code red for humanity’.…

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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 Institute GmbH, who also announced…

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EUMETSAT Contract Award

22.04.2021, 01:44 EUMETSAT Contract Award Serco Germany has secured a six-year contract with an estimated value of £20 million to support the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The framework agreement relates to EUMETSAT’s EPS & EPS-SG Analyst and Controller Service, which captures and processes observational data from satellites operated by the European operational satellite agency for…

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The World’s Most Impactful Innovations

21.04.2021, 15:38 The World’s Most Impactful Innovations As the United Nations marks World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, cross-border payments challenger, WorldRemit, shares its selection of the most “impactful” inventions.   Two-way video phones – invented in the Philippines Image credit: plethorist.com Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, many businesses would simply not have survived without access to platforms such as Skype,…

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Facebook Facing Unsafe Working Practices Lawsuits

02.03.2021, 11:54 Facebook Facing Unsafe Working Practices Lawsuits Thirty content moderators who claim their mental health was harmed as a result of exposure to toxic visual content are suing Facebook and recruitment agencies, CPL Solutions, Accenture, Majorel and CCC. The moderators from Ireland, Germany and Spain have filed their lawsuit with the Irish High Court in Dublin claiming that they…

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Grid Edge Study Reveals Climate Change Preparedness

25.11.2020, 13:41 Grid Edge Study Reveals Climate Change Preparedness A new grid edge study by Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Technische Universität Berlin and the University of Oxford compares the effectiveness of policies introduced by different countries as they transition energy provision in response to climate change. Energy generation is increasingly relying on renewables, and formerly passive consumers are becoming active prosumers.…

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BDBOS Extends IFM Contract

03.11.2020, 14:01 BDBOS Extends IFM Contract The Bundesanstalt für den Digitalfunk der Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben (BDBOS) – Germany’s Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio, has extended an IFM contract with STRABAG PFS by a further 3 years. The contract which relates to the provision of maintenance and servicing of all technical installations, and network administration centres and exchanges,…

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OMEGA Immobilien Group Acquisition

27.07.2020, 18:34 OMEGA Immobilien Group Acquisition Savills has announced the acquisition of Cologne-based property manager OMEGA Immobilien Management GmbH and its facilities management subsidiary, OMEGA Immobilien Service GmbH as it moves to strengthen its position in Germany. The principal companies in the OMEGA Immobilien Group provide a range of integrated services in offices, shopping centres, residential complexes and car parks…

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CLS Holdings Adopts MRI Property Portfolio Solution

18.06.2020, 09:01 CLS Holdings Adopts MRI Property Portfolio Solution FTSE 250 commercial property investment company CLS Holdings is deploying MRI’s property management platform across its operations in the UK, Germany and France. By leveraging the platform to to improve financial processes and overall efficiency, CLS believes the deployment will support its growth strategy. Andrew Kirkman, CLS Chief Financial Officer, says:…

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Events

#GMIS2020 Digital Series (June 30)

11.06.2020, 12:11 #GMIS2020 Digital Series (June 30) A programme of online events will precede the virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020) organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry. Focusing on digital restoration, the #GMIS2020 Virtual Summit on 4th and 5th September 2020, will consider how 4IR technologies are helping restore the global economy and…

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Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19

05.05.2020, 23:59 Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 The Dussmann Group has reported record revenue growth of 6.3 per cent to €2.13 billion in 2019, as it continues to support critical workers in Germany and at its care home operations in Italy. In 2018 the group announced major new strategic vision, “Dussman Next Level”, and re-aligned its business units to…

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Appointment of UK Category Manager

29.04.2020, 17:16 Appointment of UK Category Manager White goods manufacturer Miele has appointed Clare Humphrey to lead its new product releases in the UK later this year.   In her new role, Clare will manage product launches, from working closely with the product team at Miele’s Germany HQ to ensure optimum product ranging for the UK market, right through to…

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Vodafone Renews German IFM Contract

23.04.2020, 09:57 Vodafone Renews German IFM Contract Vodafone Deutschland has extended its contract with STRABAG PFS for the provision of integrated facilities management services in its portfolio of around 400 properties by two years. The contract covers premises with a total area of approximately 400,000 sq. metres, include Vodafone stores, technical buildings, call centres, three data centres, various office locations, and the telecommunication provider’s German corporate headquarters, the…

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Happy Employees Make for Happy Results

18.12.2019, 14:42 Happy Employees Make for Happy Results Uri Bar-Joseph, Mindspace’s Vice-President for Marketing, discusses recent data linking company performance to levels of employee loyalty. What sets successful businesses apart from unsuccessful ones, and guarantees better performance among employees? What creates loyalty among your staff, more creative ideas in the board room and better bottom lines each quarter? It’s a…

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Haulier Payment Solution Expands to Germany

25.11.2019, 13:27 Haulier Payment Solution Expands to Germany SNAP Account, a smart payment solution used by almost 4,000 haulage fleets in the UK and France for parking and washes, is launching in Germany. Registered users simply turn up on site, provide their license plate details, and their payment is invoiced to the driver’s employer directly. No cash is required, and…

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Vattenfall Extends Contract with ISS Energy Services

19.08.2019, 10:46 Vattenfall Extends Contract with ISS Energy Services State-owned Swedish power company Vattenfall has renewed its integrated facilities management contract with ISS in Germany until 2021. The contract which is delivered by ISS Energy Services was initially awarded in 2014 and relates to the provision of facilities management, maintenance, space management, business support, catering, fleet management, cleaning and security…

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BMWi Recognition for American University Project

04.07.2019, 20:13 BMWi Recognition for American University Project MeteoViva is the recipient of an Energy Efficiency award from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for its work at the McKinley Building on the American University Campus in Washington, D.C. Reserved for German companies, the award celebrates outstanding contributions to improving building performance—in this instance, through an installation…

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Acquisition of PORREAL Poland and Czech Republic

06.06.2019, 09:52 Acquisition of PORREAL Poland and Czech Republic STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has acquired PORREAL Polska and PORREAL Česko in a deal that strengthens its position in the European market and establishes it as a “Top 5” facilities management company in Poland. The companies were formerly subsidiaries of PORR AG, which is withdrawing from the property…

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Acquisition of PORREAL Poland and Czech Republic

06.06.2019, 09:52 Acquisition of PORREAL Poland and Czech Republic STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has acquired PORREAL Polska and PORREAL Česko in a deal that strengthens its position in the European market and establishes it as a “Top 5” facilities management company in Poland. The companies were formerly subsidiaries of PORR AG, which is withdrawing from the property…

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