IFMA alliance partner, Facility Management Nederland (FMN), has merged with the Netherlands Facility Costs Index (NFC Index), enabling one clear entrance to a broad facility network, knowledge and information for all association members and the Dutch market.
The announcement follows a positive decision about the merger proposal in mid-November by members of the FMN, the general members meeting of the NFC Index also voted in favour of the merger proposal on 23 November.
FMN and NFC Index have been working in partnership since 2011 on various levels. Last summer, FMN and NFC Index — after the members gave permission earlier in 2017 — looked at various cooperation options. From this study, both boards concluded that a merger offered the best chances of a sustainable collaboration, the further development of independent benchmarking instruments and a clear value proposition for the current and future members of both associations.
The merger, which took place on 1 January 2018, means that NFC Index will formally merge into FMN. However, the name NFC Index remains connected to the benchmark and key performance activities offered within the merger association.
In order for the merger to take place, the members of FMN have agreed to a change of the bylaws of the association. The members of NFC Index and FMN also agreed with the composition of the board of the merged association, whereby Natalie Hofman was appointed Chairman.