Elevate Joins Forces with FDT

Holcim has acquired German-based roofing membrane manufacturer, Flachdach Technologie GmbH (FDT). With a 150-history, FDT has forged a leading reputationRead More »

Ivory Coast

Semodu to Deliver Sustainable Housing on Ivory Coast

Semodu AG and subsidiaries Semodu Investments and Yanita Investments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cabinet desRead More »


Acquisition to Extend STRABAG PFS Integrated Services Offering

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has reached a deal to acquire Berlin-based Climtech GmbH. Effective from 1st JanuaryRead More »


Doka Expands in Southeast Asia Pacific

Global formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Doka GmbH has acquired Malaysia-based MFE Formwork Technology as it targets growth in Southheast Asia.Read More »


Modular Data Centre for High-intensity Applications

A collaboration between STULZ Modular and Dutch immersion cooling specialist Asperitas had developed a liquid cooling solution for high-density dataRead More »


STRABAG PFS Enhances Building Services Capabilities

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has acquired Vienna-based Triburuzek Installationen GmbH, an installer of residential heat pump, heatingRead More »


Managing Food Manufacturing Supply Chains

Global nutritional meals producer Huel is implementing a Körber warehouse management system (WMS) with support from techn integrator Balloon OneRead More »


Solutions for Warehouse Logistics

Chain and roller conveyors, belt and pallet conveyors, container and overhead conveyors: In warehouse logistics, they all require reliable drives withRead More »


Leadec Extends Whole-of-Lifecycle Sustainability Offering for UK Manufacturers

Global supplier of decarbonisation solutions to the industrial sector Leadec has opened a Green Hub in Coventry to support manufacturersRead More »


Transporting Ammonia: The Future Solution for Global Hydrogen Infrastructure

Alongside the increase in electrification, hydrogen will play a crucial role as the key to the energy transition. This willRead More »


Innovative HMI: VisuNet FLX Series Operator Workstations

Pepperl+Fuchs presents the extended VisuNet FLX series, which offers a flexible solution for demanding environments and applications with a ruggedRead More »


Serco to Expand Immigration Services in Germany

Serco has agreed to acquire European Homecare (EHC), a provider of immigration services to public sector customers in Germany fromRead More »


UK Government Urged to Galvanise Renewable Heating Market

Stiebel Eltron UK is calling on the government to introduce measures to drive the adoption of renewable heating technologies asRead More »


Kodak Alaris Wins Awards from Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence has awarded Kodak Alaris two Buyers Lab (BLI) Awards – a 2024 Fall Pick Award for KODAK InfoRead More »


A Shifting Landscape: Germany Earmarks €38 Million for Promotion of Alternative Proteins

Germany’s Federal Government has allocated €38M of its 2024 budget towards the promotion of plant-based, precision-fermented and cell-cultivated proteins. TheRead More »


Showcasing Sustainable Culinary Innovation

For a second consecutive year, seven talented Sodexo Chefs have taken part in the group’s global Sustainable Chef Challenge beforeRead More »


Dussmann Group Announces Executive Board Changes

Dussmann Group Executive Board member Jörg Braesecke will leave the company at the end of 2023 following two decades ofRead More »


Pepperl+Fuchs Launches 5G Smartphone for Hazardous Environments

The Smart-Ex 03 smartphone from Pepperl+Fuchs combines 5G and Wi-Fi 6-enabled connectivity with the cutting-edge AndroidTM 13 operating system. WithRead More »


Savills IM Acquires French Logistics Property for German Pension Fund

Savills Investment Management has acquired a logistics building near Angers, in the west of France, from an Action Group companyRead More »


Interroll Hosts EHEDG Annual Member Meeting in Germany

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) has convened for its inaugural in-person meeting at the Interroll Academy inRead More »


Paving the Way for a Sustainable Food Future

Leading retail giants across Europe are converging in Berlin on 24 October for ProVeg International’s inaugural Retailer Roundtable, a pivotalRead More »


EUMETSAT Awards Data Centre and IT Infrastructure Contract

The European Organisation for the Exploration of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) has awarded a new contract to Serco for the provisionRead More »


Construction Sector ‘Crying Out’ for Tech Innovation

An HP survey of construction workers in the US, UK and Germany has found little progress in addressing reportedly sluggish levelsRead More »


New Platform Supports ESG by Measuring Decarbonisation Across Property Portfolios

SAUTER and MeteoViva have launched amanteia, a cloud platform that tracks and makes recommendations for decarbonisation of entire real estateRead More »

Case Studies

Industrial Automation: ‘Electronic Eyes’ Support Manufacturing Workflows

A German automotive manufacturer is deploying ‘electronic eyes’ and image processing technology from VMT Vision Machine Technic Bildverarbeitungssysteme and IDSRead More »


Strabag PFS Completes Merger with Strabag Building and Industrial Services

Strabag Building and Industrial Services GmbH has completed a merger with its parent company, Strabag Property and Facility Services (StrabagRead More »


EPLAN and Dassault Systèmes Collaborate to Support Clients

EPLAN is integrating its electrical engineering and fluid-power technology solutions with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support the workflows ofRead More »


Over Half of European White-collar Workers Prefer a Dedicated Company Office

Research published by Sony Professional Displays and Solutions Europe provides a clear picture of new working habits and preferences from the perspectiveRead More »


Leuze Turns 60

In 2023, global sensor manufacturer Leuze Group celebrates 60 years since the launch ot its electronics division. Today, over 1,600Read More »


Decarbonising Germany’s Largest Mixed-use Commercial Building

A collaboration between Sonar Real Estate and MeteoViva Deutschland is reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption at The Squaire, aRead More »


Sulzer Chemtech to Open European Service Centre in Essen

Sulzer Chemtech is investing in a new service hub for mass transfer components and tower field services in the EconovaRead More »


Compressor Manufacturer Seven Years Ahead of 2030 Sustainability Target

A global manufacturer of compressors, blowers, pumps and vacuum products will cut emissions by 60 per cent this year, sevenRead More »


Heliot Europe Makes Senior UK Appointment

Sigfox operator and IoT network Heliot Europe has appointed Gareth Mitchell as UK Partner Manager following its acquisition of WND UK’sRead More »


Integration Creates Europe’s Largest IoT Network Infrastructure

Heliot Europe, a prominent Sigfox operator and independent IoT network provider, has successfully completed the full integration of the SigfoxRead More »


Kramer Strengthens AVoIP Market Focus in the DACH Region

Global AV over IP (AVoIP) solutions provider Kramer Electronics has appointed Marco Widmann as its new Area Sales Manager forRead More »


UK Real Estate Investment Platform Signs Partnerships in Germany and Estonia

FCA-regulated investment platform Shojin has entered into partnerships with LINUS Digital Finance, a German real estate investment platform and Estonian real estate crowdfundingRead More »

FM Magazine

The Financial and Environmental Benefits of Recycling Food Waste

Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, discusses the financial and environmental benefits of adopting food waste recycling practices for UKRead More »


Mitie to Deliver Integrated Facilities Management Services at European British Overseas Bases

Mitie Defence Ltd has been awarded a new £150 million integrated facilities management contract in Germany and Italy by theRead More »


Masdar Announces Global Renewable Energy Partnerships

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s renewable energy company, is expanding its presence in the globalRead More »


German Facility Management Association Updates Software Certification Guidance to Include IoT Data Management

GEFMA, the German Association for Facility Management, has issued Directive GEFMA 445 addressing the certification of Computer Aided Facilities ManagementRead More »


LiBiao Robotics Open European HQ

Autonomous post sortation company LiBiao Robotics has selected Frankfurt for its new European headquarters, inaugurating a new office space withRead More »

Czech Republic

New Service Center Enhances Sulzer’s European Cross-border Maintenance Capabilities

A new Service Center opened by Sulzer in Lausitz provides a range of technically advanced repair and upgrade capabilities forRead More »


Belonging in the Workplace

A recent public opinion survey conducted for ISS by Opinium sheds light on the topic of ‘Belonging in the Workplace.’Read More »


Intersolar 2023: SolarEdge Unveils Bi-Directional DC-Coupled EV Charger

 SolarEdge Technologies has launched a Bi-Directional DC EV Charger at Intersolar Europe. The new charger will enable solar-powered Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)Read More »


Supporting European Research into Emissions-Free Paper Products

Metsä Tissue, a subsidiary of the Metsä Group which is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is joining German research network “ModellfabrikRead More »


URW Westfield Heroes Volunteer Over 8,000 Hours in a Month

More than 1,100 URW Westfield staff from retail destinations across Europe and the United States volunteered to support their localRead More »


Award-winning Heat Pumps Manufacturer Opens in Germany

Swedish heat pump manufacturer Qvantum has appointed industry veteran Wolfgang Herold as managing director of its new subsidiary, Qvantum EnergietechnikRead More »


SolarEdge at Intersolar 2023

SolarEdge Technologies is set to unveil new power optimizers for the residential as well as commercial and industrial (C&I) marketsRead More »


A Record 2022 for Dussmann Group

As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, Dussmann Group has announced record sales of €2.8 billion in fiscal year 2022. TheRead More »


Grid Instability Jeopardising European Data Centres

A new report from Aggreko maps out opportunities for facility stakeholders in major European data centre markets to maintain siteRead More »


ProVeg Welcomes Decline in German Meat Consumption

ProVeg International, the global NGO campaigning for ‘food system change’, has welcomed new data showing a record decline in GermanRead More »


Design Plus Powered by ISH Innovation Award for Compact “Apartment” Heat Pump

Qvantum Energi AB, the Swedish company behind an under-the-sink heat pump for apartments on district heating networks, has received aRead More »


Planon Acquires Largest IT Property Management Platform in DACH

Planon has acquired Bremen-based control.IT Unternehmensberatung GmbH, and subsidiaries easol GmbH and Synapplix GmbH as it strengthens its cloud-based realRead More »


Dussmann Group Refreshes Brand as it Celebrates 60 Years in Business

The Dussmann Group has updated its distinctive umbrella motif and corporate branding as it marks its 60th anniversary. The initialsRead More »


Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-CumulusRead More »


IAQ Impacting Employee Wellbeing

An independent survey of 2,500 employees in buildings with more than 500 employees sponsored by Honeywell in Germany, India, theRead More »


ProVeg Welcomes Increase in Lidl Plant-based Offerings

Food awareness organisation ProVeg International is welcoming a recent announcement of an increase in the number of plant-based products offeredRead More »


infinitSpace and CG Elementum Launch Flexspace Partnership in Germany

infinitSpace has entered into a strategic partnership with CG Elementum, the German commercial real estate developer with multiple sites acrossRead More »


STRABAG PFS Acquires ADOMUS Facility-Management

STRABAG PFS has acquired ADOMUS Facility-Management, an owner managed facility services provider with locations in Hamburg, Munich, Hanover, Cologne, FrankfurtRead More »


KanAm Grund Group Chooses MeteoViva Smart Building Control System

Institutional real estate fund and asset manager KanAm Grund Group has installed Meteoviva’s smart building control system at the 45-storeyRead More »


Savills IM Advises German Pension Fund on French and Italian Acquisitions

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has acquired two properties in Lyon, France, and Milan, Italy, for a total of approximatelyRead More »


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 ChristmasRead More »


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.Read More »


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 platformRead More »


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. “TheRead More »


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 threeRead More »


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 KurfürstendammRead More »


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)Read More »

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 andRead More »


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 ChairRead More »


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 hardRead More »


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 portfolioRead More »


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 onRead More »


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 theRead More »

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