Sodexo signs multi-million Unilever partnership deal for European facility management services
March 02, 2012
Sodexo has signed a partnership with Unilever, one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods, to provide and integrate a wide range of services at approximately 70 sites across 15 countries in Europe. The contract has been awarded for an initial five years and is worth in excess of 90 million euros per year.
The agreement aligns strongly with Sodexo’s strategic aim to expand its provision of facilities management (FM) solutions for its clients and to integrate a wide range of services that help improve its clients’ performance as well as the quality of life of those it serves. Sodexo intends to take over the delivery of a wide range of hard and soft FM services.
Sylvia Metayer, Director of International Large Accounts from Sodexo, said: “Our Sodexo teams are delighted to have agreed this international partnership to provide a full range of services as an integrator of Quality of Life solutions. We are confident that we can add value and contribute to Unilever's business objectives through the provision of consistent and high quality services whilst also enabling Unilever to focus on its core business.”
Ken Manke, Vice president Workplace Services from Unilever, commented: “This partnership is in line with Unilever’s strategy to provide excellent services across the organisation, and to translate global scale into local competitiveness. Moving to one principal supplier contributes significantly to reducing cost, driving greater consistency and alignment in our services and it will improve the measurement of the facility performance in Unilever.”
Countries in scope for the partnership:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.