MILWAUKEE - (November 12, 2009) - Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) Global WorkPlace Solutions, the world's largest global real estate and facilities management business, announced it has signed a contract with Barclays to deliver expanded facilities management (FM) services across 1,800 retail sites and 50 corporate buildings in the United Kingdom. These services went live on November 1, 2009.
Operations will be consolidated into a single FM service provider for the Barclays UK portfolio by standardizing the Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions service model across all its properties.
It was further announced that Johnson Controls is now the FM supplier of choice for Barclays properties globally. Johnson Controls has been providing services for Barclays in Spain and Italy since 2008. Later this year Johnson Controls will expand its relationship with Barclays when it takes control of over 900 retail and corporate facilities of ABSA, Barclays joint venture partner in South Africa.
Jon Couret, global head of corporate real estate services at Barclays said, "We are really pleased to expand our relationship with Johnson Controls. They provide expertise in delivering global FM delivery models, which will become particularly important as we look to make further improvements on a global level."
Guy Holden, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, said, "This is a fantastic win for us and we are really pleased to build on our partnership with Barclays. It is also a testament to our industry leading capabilities in delivering the highest quality service on a global level. We look forward to working with Barclays in the UK and internationally."
The relationship with Barclays began in 1999, when Johnson Controls started providing FM services across the bank's UK corporate property portfolio.
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 49 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.
About Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions is the world's largest global real estate and facilities management business offering a single-source for real estate portfolio management, design and project management, integrated technologies, strategic consulting, and energy and facilities management services. The business unit has more than 15,000 employees working with clients across 75 countries, serving real estate portfolios and managing facilities totaling approximately 1.5 billion square feet.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 133,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.