City unveils new brand as part of global expansion plans
Posted by admin / 17.07.2017 / Latest News
Lord Willie Haughey, Founder and CEO of City, today (17 July) confirmed his ambition for significant international growth as he rebrands the company to City Facilities Management Holdings Ltd and announced a new European venture, City Facilities Management Europe.
Under a bold new identity that better reflects the company’s commercial offering and sector expertise, City is continuing its global expansion plans via both European acquisitions and significant contract wins in the USA.
Since starting in Glasgow in 1985, City has grown to employ over 12,000 employees and have a presence across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. In 2016, total company turnover grew to £617m, a 33% increase of £154m from the same period to 31 December 2015.
In March City completed the acquisitions of French operation, Lesprit (trading as AMF in France and MML in the UK). Under the new entity, City Facilities Management Europe will be headquartered in Paris, with the venture providing a strategic gateway for City to extend operations into new territories including Spain, Portugal and Romania.
In the United States, City’s partnerships are expected to increase company turnover, deliver double digit profit growth and extend the scale and service provision capability of its US operations that were established in 2016 via City Facilities Management (US), headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. As part of the strategic growth plans, City Facilities Management will continue to invest in data capture and analytic innovation which Lord Haughey sees as the heartbeat of the business.
Lord Haughey says: “Today signals a new era for City, as we continue our expansion plans to significantly grow our business long term. Our roots are in Glasgow but our sights are global.
“City has always been, and will always be, an ambitious company, proud of our achievements. We have an unrivalled reputation for excellence, developed over 32 years, and now is the time to plan for the next 30; continuing to innovate, analyse, lead and excel as we deliver the best service globally.
“The change in name is a better description of the company we are, the services we offer and the ongoing direction of our business. While we’re immensely proud of our roots, we’re so much more than refrigeration, offering the full spectrum of services that modern, multinational businesses need to be efficient, compliant and profitable.
“Our success comes from belief in our distinct model and the ability to partner with customers to deliver the service solutions they really want, and our expanding international footprint demonstrates customer confidence in our ability to significantly and seamlessly benefit their business, while simultaneously growing ours.
“Our recent trans-Atlantic activity offers huge potential for us to extend our operations and I am pleased to be continuing the company’s development in such an exciting way.”
City Facilities Management provides a full suite of end-to-end facilities management services including maintenance, building and engineering, technical procurement and support, supply chain & asset management, 24/7 helpdesk facilities and compliance management.
There are now eight companies that sit beneath the parent City Facilities Management brand: City Facilities Management (UK), City Facilities Management Ltd, City Building Engineering Services, City Facilities Management (Distribution) Ltd, City Holdings Australia, City Facilities Management (US) LLP, City Holdings International (Asia), Maintenance Management Ltd (MML) and Atrium Management France (AMF).
City works with partners in a diverse range of sectors including retail, residential and commercial markets across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia.