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ISS lands major IFS contract in Germany

ISS in Germany has landed its largest ever contract win, forming a major new Integrated Facility Services (IFS) strategic partnership with Swedish state owned company,Vattenfall, Europe’s largest generators of electricity and main producers of heat.

The new deal which will initially run for five years, with an option for a two year extension, covers a wide range of services including facility services, work space management, cleaning, security, support services, catering, fleet management, and maintenance.

The contract which will deliver better cost efficiency to Vattenfall and supports it strategic focus on core business and operational excellence, will commence on 1 January 2015. ISS will deliver services to approximately 500 Vattenfall sites across Germany and more than 500 Vattenfall employees will transfer to ISS.

The strategic partnership between ISS and Vattenfall in Germany builds on shared values of continuously developing services, and respect for employees, and local communities.

Commenting on the win, Jacob Götzsche, regional CEO, ISS Central Europe said:

“This is a very important new contract to ISS within IFS and especially to our German business.

“We are proud that Vattenfall has chosen ISS as its service partner for the next five years, and we are very much looking forward to working with Vattenfall Germany to further develop the agreed services and the partnership in the years to come. The new contract supports our strategy and expansion in Germany, which is a very important market to ISS, and we are fully committed to making this partnership a success.”

Tuomo Hatakka, head of business-region continental/UK and head of Vattenfall in Germany added:

“With the sale of our facility services subsidiaries we continue our consolidation ambitions to meet the tough conditions in the European energy market. Our goal was to find a responsible partner to take over our facility business and employees. Our goal is to provide security to our employees and to enable our facility services subsidiaries to grow under a new ownership.”

ISS was selected as service partner to Vattenfall Germany as part of an EU tender.

The contract award expands the partnership between Vattenfall and ISS, with ISS winning delivery of facility services to all Vattenfall’s facilities in Sweden earlier in 2014.

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