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Apleona secures new UK FM deal with leading global automotive industry supplier

2018.04.17

Apleona HSG Facility Management UK has secured a new deal with one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, safeguarding UK jobs in the process.

The three-year deal, valued in excess of £2million, sees Apleona provide services including M&E, fabric, cleaning, waste management, postal services, porterage, pest control and project management at ZF’s Solihull campus, which also includes offices, laboratories and test areas.

This contract win will see 26 employees join Apleona from the former service provider. Additionally, the existing supply chain will be retained by Apleona going forwards, helping to secure further jobs potentially at risk. 

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 146,000, with approximately 230 locations across 40 countries. 

Alastair McQueen, ZF Group Vice President, Global Systems Engineering Electric Power Steering, said: “We are delighted that Apleona has been able to respond quickly to support to ZF’s requirements here in Solihull.  We are also very happy that the employees of the former service provider working on this site have been retained by Apleona, maintaining jobs and allowing a seamless transition between suppliers.”

James Thoden van Velzen, Apleona UK and Ireland Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to have secured this deal with a world leading organisation such as ZF and in the process, have directly safeguarded 26 jobs. I am proud that we were able to quickly respond and grasp the immediate needs of the site and to fulfil all the requirements of the client.”