Effectively managing buildings. This is an essential task for all businesses and organisations. Ensuring that infrastructures fulfil the most recent safety standards or have the best energy installations requires a substantial investment in both time and money. This, in turn, means that the business often tends to neglect this aspect, even though it's crucial for effective functioning.
In order to ease the burden of overwhelmed businesses and governmental bodies, ENGIE Cofely has developed a complete Integrated Facility Management (IFM) range. This allows businesses to outsource buildings/facilities management in full, i.e. technical maintenance but also user services.
From technical management to cleaning
ENGIE Cofely's service package encompasses two elements: the 'hard’ and 'soft’ services, pooled within one contract.
'Hard’ services focus on the building’s technical functions. These include the management of essential installations such as heating, electricity and lifts. It also includes a quest for optimum energy-efficiency.
'Soft’ services focus on greater comfort and security in the working environment and concentrate on the building’s users. Reception, cleaning, monitoring, waste management, maintenance of green spaces, the mail-room, and so on, are just a few examples from the range of services.
The full range offers simplified and efficient management. Integrated Facility Management, however, has other aces up its sleeve too. ‘Those who outsource their services to us can save up to 20% in costs’, confirms Kris Michiels, BU Manager IFM at ENGIE Cofely. ‘With our know-how, we can offer added value on various levels: reporting, central control systems, innovative services, customisation, scalable and innovative solutions...’. Integrated Facility Management also ensures the sustainability of installations and improves the lives and wellbeing of users. It contributes towards greater energy-efficiency and we can offer a firm commitment to results. In short, it's a great opportunity for change which enables businesses to initiate a more positive, greener dynamic.
Unique added value
ENGIE Cofely has been active for over 25 years in the IFM sector and is one of the reference companies in the Belgian market. It has a portfolio of well-known names, including IBM, De Lijn, Johnson & Johnson and Alstom Charleroi.
In order to attract these companies, this subsidiary of ENGIE offers unique added value. ‘In Belgium, the biggest market participants provide ‘soft’ services (cleaning, reception, catering, green space maintenance, etc.) and are working on expanding their ‘hard’ services. At ENGIE Cofely, it is the other way around. We expanded our technical services to include 'soft’ services in order to offer a complete range of services for buildings and their users. That’s where our power lies’, adds Kris Michiels.