Germany

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…

News

MeteoViva Climate Becomes Qualifying Service for German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Certification

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) is now recognising installations of the MeteoViva Climate smart building and energy management platform as qualifying for silver certification under its “Building in Operation” scheme. In 2021, the platform became the first to be recognised as a service by DGNB. Following the most recent announcement, owners and operators of…

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

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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