Berne, 05 March 2009
Jürg Rötheli, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swisscom Immobilien AG: "We are achieving three objectives with this outsourcing project: Our costs will fall significantly in facility management. Operational reliability and continuity of service - especially in the our data-centers and commercial buildings - will be maintained, and outsourcing will offer good prospects for the future to our employees from facility management."
Around 270 employees of Swisscom Immobilien AG who are responsible for building management will be transferred to Johnson Controls. About 90 employees will remain with Swisscom. The latter will be responsible for administering the property portfolio and vehicle fleet and will manage the relationship with Johnson Controls.
The company already holds a strong position in the Swiss market and has the expertise and staffing model to strengthen its position over the next few years. "The takeover of Swisscom's facility management department enhances our starting position quite considerably," says Rico Domenig, national head of Johnson Controls Switzerland. "The new employees bring a wealth of expertise from specific areas of facility management to our company, as well as from the telecommunications industry. In addition to this, we now have a national presence throughout Switzerland."
The outsourcing project is subject to the suspensive condition that the Competition Commission approves the transaction.