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CBES strengthens Co-op partnership

City Building Engineering Services (CBES), which is part of  privately owned facilities management company City, has been awarded two new five-year contracts with the Co-op to provide hard FM and refrigeration services.

A wide range of maintenance services will be provided including fabric, plumbing, mechanical and electrical by a Tech in Van (TiV) model, which aims to enhance quality, workmanship and consistency across more than 1,300 food and funeral sites in the UK.

CBES has provided refrigeration maintenance services to the Co-op for the last 11 years and this is the third consecutive contract to be awarded to the business. The new contract will also see the addition of installation services across the 550 sites.

Andrew Lofty, Property, Construction and Commercial Director for Co-op said: “We are delighted to confirm our partnership with City as part of a UK wide framework to deliver comprehensive services to our food and funeral sites.

“This long term partnership approach has enabled us to develop a bespoke solution, resulting in a team of highly skilled dedicated engineers delivering fantastic services to sites in their local area.

“By combining our drive to improve customer experience and City’s refrigeration and FM expertise we look forward to delivering a number of efficiencies for our members and customers across the Co-op’s north region.”

Almost 200 colleagues will be employed directly on the new contracts which will commence on 1 April 2020.

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