Johnson Controls Extends International Deal With CSC
27 September 2000Leading the Way in Global Management Solutions; Johnson Controls Extends International Deal With CSC
ATLANTA, Sept. 26 Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has re-enforced the trend toward total outsourcing of facilities management services, with the award of its UK portfolio to Johnson Controls the world leader in Integrated Facility Management Services. This builds on the five-year global deal signed by the two organizations in February 2000. Johnson Controls will deliver streamlined integrated facility management processes and services at CSC-controlled facilities by providing building maintenance, security, energy management, catering and reception services. Workplace performance, benchmarking and financial assessments will be completed across CSC operations worldwide. "Providing CSC, one of the world's largest suppliers of IT services, with our full scope of integrated facility management services is an exciting opportunity for Johnson Controls," states Roy Cloudsdale, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, Johnson Controls, Integrated Facility Management. The UK addendum to the global contract comprises 37 properties and will have CSC outsourcing a total of 42 staff to Johnson Controls. The portfolio of countries now covered includes North America (since February 2000), Denmark and Holland, where a four-year relationship with CSC exists. The deal reflects Johnson Controls expertise in the management of complex international outsourcing projects. Under the five-year global agreement, Johnson Controls aims to significantly reduce CSC's total cost of occupancy, guaranteeing savings as part of the deal and improving facility operations. "Our new strategic relationship will help integrate CSC's facility management functions worldwide by streamlining processes and service delivery. This in turn will contribute to significant productivity and performance gains, while driving down costs, allowing CSC to concentrate on its core competencies," says Don Kenny, Managing Director, Johnson Controls, IFM UK. Niels J. Bergsted, UK Chief Financial Officer, CSC said, "We are pleased to build on the relationship that has developed over the last two years between other CSC organizations in Europe and the U.S. and Johnson Controls. We believe that outsourcing of facility management is the best way to support our future business objectives and at the same time deliver a quality service and environment to our employees and customers." "Johnson Controls ability to provide total management solutions stems from our breadth of experience and international knowledge. I am confident we will continue to see a growing trend among multi-national companies to outsource their facilities management business, as they become increasingly aware of the benefits of outsourcing, and we are looking forward to the opportunities this will present," states Robert Netolicka, President, Johnson Controls, Integrated Facility Management.