VOERENDAAL and SCHIEDAM, The Netherlands, October 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Vebego International has concluded an agreement with Facilicom Services Group for the sale of Indigo Services UK Limited. This agreement comprises all of Vebego's cleaning activities in the UK.
The takeover is in keeping with Facilicom's international multi-services strategy and will result in the entire management team and the more than 1,100 employees of Indigo Services being transferred to Facilicom Services Group UK, Facilicom's British subsidiary. Hans Gennissen, Chairman of the Board of Facilicom: "Our organisation has been providing cleaning and security services on the UK market for over ten years. With the takeover of Indigo Services we are further strengthening our position within the UK cleaning sector."
Ronald Goedmakers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vebego International: "Vebego is a family company that operates internationally in the areas of facility services, personnel services and health care. The starting point for our international activities is developing and offering these services in a way that is geared towards the needs of each particular country and the opportunities available there. Indigo Services generates good results and offers high-quality cleaning services. Our starting position on the UK market is, however, too limited to provide a basis for the further development of our complete service range. We are delighted that Facilicom Services Group UK is the company's new owner. Just like Vebego, Facilicom is a family company with a strong people-oriented culture that has its roots in the Netherlands. We are confident that our clients and employees will quickly feel at home with Facilicom."
Note for editors:
Vebego is a family company that operates internationally in the areas of facility services, personnel services, health care and sheltered employment. More than 100 companies are part of Vebego, including Hago, Tènce! Uitzendbureau, Alpheios, Carrard, Assist, Vebego Services and Care. Vebego also has a number of joint ventures. With around 47,000 employees, Vebego is active in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland. In 2010 its total turnover came to €999 million.
Facilicom Services Group
Facilicom Services Group is a large Dutch total service provider on the facilities market, operating in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and France. Facilicom employs over 30,000 people and generates a turnover of €1,052 million (2010). It is active in sectors including cleaning, security, corporate catering, personnel services, facilities management, construction and contracting, and hotel and catering services.
In the United Kingdom Facilicom currently employs approximately 1200 staff and operates nationally. In the United Kingdom our core focus is on providing cleaning and security solutions.
SOURCE Facilicom Services Group