SoftBank Robotics UK and Keenon Robotics Enter Strategic Partnership

Companies to develop a variety of automated and intelligent tray delivery systems to help with challenges in the service industry, hospitality, education and elderly care.


MRI Expands Global Executive Team

MRI Software has named three experienced technology leaders to key senior vice president roles in sales, services and revenue operations, and expanded company president John Ensign’s role to Executive Managing Director for North America. The software developer has also appointed Sherry Lautenbach as Senior Vice President (SVP) of North America Sales, Eric Walsh as SVP…


JLL Announces New Leader for UK Engineering and Facilities Services Business

JLL has appointed Peter Jones as Managing Director of Integral, its engineering and facilities services business in the United Kingdom. With more than 3,000 staff across the UK, Integral provides a broad scope of mechanical and electrical (M&E) property maintenance solutions including mobile engineering, fire and life safety, HVAC and gas services, critical environment management,…


Utelogy to Showcase Technology and Platform Innovations for the Connected World at ISE 2022

Connected workplace software iprovider Utelogy Corporation will be exhibiting its latest product innovations during the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2022) exhibition at Fira de Barcelona from 10th to 13th May.  The company returns to the event after announcing significant increases in YoY revenues and bookings of more than 270% following the Covid-19 pandemic. New software…


Colliers Appointment Heralds Allianz ‘New Ways of Working’ Review

Allianz Holdings has appointed Colliers as its preferred UK real estate partner to deliver a new ways of working review focused on the insurer’s ESG objectives, with the additional objective of maximising the efficiency of its real estate through the use of technology and innovation. Allianz’s Property and Workspace Services team issued a competitive request…


DRC Savills Investment Management Finances Blackbrook Spanish Supermarket Portfolio

Funds advised by European investment fund advisor, DRC Savills Investment Management LLP (DRC SIM), financed a portfolio of 21 supermarket assets owned by Blackbrook Capital (Blackbrook). Blackbrook were advised by the EMEA Cushman & Wakefield Debt and Structured Finance (C&W) team on the financing. The portfolio is subject to long-term triple net leases to Eroski,…


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


Trelleborg Becomes Official Giro d’Italia 2022 Sponsor

Trelleborg has become an official partner of Giro d’Italia 2022, one of the most prestigious racing events in the professional cycling calendar. Taking place from 6th to 29th May, the Giro d’Italia tour will cross Italy, attracting millions of viewers worldwide and thousands of spectators in rural communities. Elio Bartoli, President EMEA & Global OEM…


PSNI Global Alliance Appoints Board of Directors for 2022

AV integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has confirmed a new Board of Directors for 2022. John Laughlin, CEO of Conference Technologies, has been elevated to the position of President, having previously served as Vice-President, and will lead the Alliance as it launches several new managed services initiatives. Kevin Groves, CEO of Alpha Video, moves from…


JLL: Perspectives for Enterprise 2022

Despite widespread acknowledgment hybrid working will be a mainstay of the post-Covid-19 era, employers are experiencing considerable structural difficulties implementing strategies that work, according to the latest research on the EMEA market from JLL. JLL-Perspectives-for-Enterprise-2022-1


Companies Unprepared for Hybrid Working

Over half of companies in the EMEA region are still not ready to implement a structural shift to support hybrid working and must do more to create responsible, personalised and experiential workplaces, according to a new report from JLL. A key finding of the research is that organisations, globally, are looking to continue flexibility in…


Datapath Expands European Business Development Team

Video wall display and control solutions brand Datapath has expanded its business development team with two senior European appointments. For Southern Europe, covering Spain, Portugal and Italy, the company welcomes Carmen Jerez as regional sales manager. Based in Madrid, Carmen brings extensive experience in AV technical support and management following a strong history of success…


Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

29.10.2021, 11:39 Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow. Jaspers, a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the…


Just Eat Appoints JLL to Find European Inner-city Scoober Hubs

08.09.2021, 01:16 Just Eat Appoints JLL to Find European Inner-city Scoober Hubs JLL has been appointed by global online food delivery marketplace Just Eat to acquire leasehold properties for its inner-city ‘Scoober’ hubs across the United Kingdom and Europe. Scoober, the company’s delivery model in Europe, provides hubs for couriers to begin and end their…


MRI Adds FSI Cloud Platform to IWMS Portfolio

16.08.2021, 16:02 MRI Adds FSI Cloud Platform to IWMS Portfolio MRI has acquired UK developer of enterprise class cloud-based facilities management software, FSI, in a move that will strengthen its integrated workplace management software capabilities. FSI has more than 300 clients around the world, including Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The…


Accessibility: More than an Afterthought

29.07.2021, 11:44 Accessibility: More than an Afterthought Stuart Finnie, Regional Principal, Design – EMEA at commercial interior design practice Unispace, comments on the UK government’s National Disability Strategy.   A quarter of working adults in the UK now identify as having a disability, and there is growing recognition that accessibility is becoming an important corporate…


Taking Maximum Control of Hygiene

22.06.2021, 10:41 Taking Maximum Control of Hygiene Introducing from Kimberly-Clark Professional the improved wipe to complete the WypAll® Wettask™ Roll Wiper Dispenser System.   Designed for maximum control of both hygiene and cost efficiencies, the solution supports protocols that maintain clean, hygienic surfaces and have never been more important for premises than today.  Facility managers…


ISS Announces Key Manufacturing Segment Appointment

07.06.2021, 14:44 ISS Announces Key Manufacturing Segment Appointment ISS has appointed Sebastian Volders as joint Global Head of Growth for the life sciences and manufacturing segment. Volders, who will share the position with Nicole Ballard, joins ISS from CBRE where he was recently Managing Director and Host EMEA Lead for Global Sales and Client Solutions. A…


Kodak Alaris Acquires Spigraph Kodak Scanner and ibml Service Business

06.04.2021, 13:16 Kodak Alaris Acquires Spigraph Kodak Scanner and ibml Service Business Kodak Alaris has acquired a portion of Spigraph’s UK service business including the repair and maintenance of Kodak Alaris scanners, which were previously handled by Spigraph. The agreement allows the company to expand the reach of its world class service organisation and deliver…


A New Era of Game-Changing Hospitality

02.02.2021, 09:17 A New Era of Game-Changing Hospitality The Jan Heintze Kick Box function and hospitality suite at PSV Eindhoven’s 35,000 capacity Philips stadium has received eight new advanced smart Philips professional displays from PPDS. Named after the club’s European cup-winning legend who is also a Danish national team star (86 caps), the hospitality venue…


Contractor Safety Scheme Announces Senior Appointment

16.12.2020, 13:36 Contractor Safety Scheme Announces Senior Appointment UK Safety Scheme In Procurement (SSIP) CHAS has appointed Saba Khan as Head of Risk.   Khan, who was previously appointed as Head of Operations and Quality, joined CHAS in March 2020 when she assumed  responsibility for all operations, including customer services, assessment verification, standards and quality.…


Digital Signage Technology of the Year

01.12.2020, 12:48 Digital Signage Technology of the Year A pandemic-inspired retail signage solution from Philips and Bosch has won a Digital Signage Technology of the Year Award for 2020. For the Making PeopleCount solution, one or more intelligent cameras with built-in Video Analytics technology from Bosch, securely connected over encrypted IP connections, are strategically positioned to…


FCA Repurposes Factories for Face Mask Production

06.08.2020, 12:43 FCA Repurposes Factories for Face Mask Production Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is converting 44 production lines and retraining 600 employees to manufacture an initial daily target of 27 million face masks. The personal protective equipment (PPE) will be made available initially to FCA employees, with the the Civil Protection Authority in nearby Turin…


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,…

FM Magazine

Reopening with Total Confidence

26.06.2020, 11:33 Reopening with Total Confidence Franck Racapé, Vice President, EMEA, Philips Professional Display Solutions, discusses the launch of the company’s new PeopleCount queue management and social distancing solution for retailers, pubs and restaurants with FM Magazine. Philips Professional Display Solutions has an illustrious history of technological innovation that includes the first ever videowall launched  in 1984. Originally established…


Supporting Logistics and Supply Chain Transformation

15.06.2020, 15:45 Supporting Logistics and Supply Chain Transformation A global partnership between barcode scanner manufacturer ProGlove and mobile Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mobile integration specialist StayLinked will help logistics companies pair legacy systems with mobile tools to meet the Industry 4.0 requirements of the ergonomics wearables market. The companies aim to streamline access to…


A New Norm for Retail

06.05.2020, 10:15 A New Norm for Retail Philips Professional Display Solutions are targeting their queue management and people counting signage solutions at retailers, supermarkets, and operators of cinemas and venues where social distancing is of paramount importance. With public health officials recommending social distancing be maintained between customers and staff to at least 2 metres,…


Datapath Appoints VP Global Sales

02.04.2020, 13:26 Datapath Appoints VP Global Sales Visual solutions company Datapath has appointed David Griffiths as its Vice-President of Global Sales. Griffiths who worked for visual, audio and collaboration solutions company Christie Digital for over 25 years, was trained by the UK Military as an Electronics Engineer and has experience of  hardware, as well as software, design.…


Carel Defies Difficult Trading Conditions

17.03.2020, 13:54 Carel Defies Difficult Trading Conditions Italian multinational control solutions manufacturer CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A. has reported revenue growth of 16.8 per cent and an EBITDA Margin of 19.3 per cent in its end of fiscal year 2019 accounts.   The global supplier to the HVAC-R industries and developer of humidification and evaporative cooling solutions…


Bis Henderson Consulting Makes Key Appointment

05.03.2020, 14:42 Bis Henderson Consulting Makes Key Appointment Supply chain consultancy Bis Henderson Consulting has engaged Matt Whittaker, an experienced logistics director and real estate development specialist, to head up its new Property Services offering Over the last two decades Matt has acquired a deep understanding of the logistics property sector, fulfilling senior supply chain…


Protecting a Major Call Centre in Belfast

28.02.2020, 11:33 Protecting a Major Call Centre in Belfast Intelligent LiDAR sensor technology from OPTEX is helping to protect the Belfast call centre premises of a Fortune 500 company.   LiDAR technologies measure distance to a target by illuminating it with laser light that is reflected back to a sensor. The ‘virtual’ detection area created…

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