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WeMaintain launches in Manchester with KAM appointment

Founded in Paris in 2017, WeMaintain is a regulated maintenance company based in the UK, France and Singapore. It facilitates cost-efficient and environmentally conscious building maintenance by supporting engineers with proprietary technology such as IoT sensors, a client platform and a field application, and by increasing the efficiency and transparency available to building managers.

In 2021, WeMaintain raised €30 million in Series B funding and operates across 1,000 buildings worldwide.

WeMaintain’s expansion in the north deepens its relationship with KeolisAmey, having previously signed a deal with KeolisAmey Docklands in 2021 for the provision of lift and escalator maintenance solutions to all London Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations.

The Manchester Metrolink serves 99 stops across eight lines along 64 miles of track on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester. It has a fleet of 147 trams facilitating over 34 million journeys a year.

The company is servicing 41 assets (five escalators and 36 lifts) with KeolisAmey Metrolink, utilising a team of local engineers to fit the metro with IoT technology that will save costs and ensure greater reliability.

Tom Harmsworth, UK Managing Director of WeMaintain, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding into Britain’s ‘Capital of the North’. Manchester was the first industrialised city in the world and can boast of having created the first inner-city railway and the country’s first working canal.  It is also determined to become net zero by 2038. This fits perfectly with our philosophy that decarbonisation goes hand in hand with innovations in smart technology that can be used to retrofit energy inefficient old buildings and build greener new ones.

“We look forward above all to working with the UK’s largest tram system, providing critical lift and escalator maintenance. We have extensive experience in rail and can’t wait to implement our IoT technology, driving innovation, efficiency and, most importantly, customer satisfaction. Once our technology is installed, we can furnish KAM with early warnings of potential equipment failure, allowing us to resolve this and other issues with unique speed.”

Ryan Jones, of KAM, said: “We are very pleased by the partnership with WeMaintain, creating local jobs and delivering an efficient, cost-effective solution for our customers. 

“Manchester operates a busy metro service, with thousands of people relying on its functionality every day to commute to work and travel across the greater Manchester area. Our work with WeMaintain will ensure maintenance is carried out with minimal disruption to the service and at the best possible cost to the city.”

2023 FMJ and Grundon Recycling and Waste Management Survey

FMJ in conjunction with Grundon Waste Management is pleased to launch the 2023 waste management and recycling survey which examines the ways in which FMs approach their waste management responsibilities.

In this, the sixth year for the annual appraisal, we know there is a greater opportunity than ever for FMs to reappraise their waste and recycling operations and help their organisations meet the growing pressure to achieve ESG goals.

We want to learn how FMs have adapted to the legislative, economic and societal changes of the past year and how they plan to meet the latest waste and recycling targets.

In this survey we’ve posed a series of questions which include insights into FMs’ waste management strategy and targets, how they’re moving towards zero waste targets, and the importance of not just meeting compliance targets but also ESG goals.

The results of the 2023 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.

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