06/09/2011

Shepherd FM wins £10m contract with CHEP

Shepherd FM has fought off tough competition to win a five year deal with CHEP, one of the global industry leaders in pallet and container pooling solutions. The contract, which is worth around £10 million, will see Shepherd FM provide a Total Facilities Management (TFM) solution to 15 sites across the UK and Ireland.

Shepherd FM will be the TFM providers for CHEP, as they continually look to improve their supply chain and achieve cost savings. As part of the £10m contract they will allow Shepherd FM to take full responsibility for a number of services such as HVAC planned maintenance, front of house, security, catering, cleaning and grounds maintenance.

Noel Clancy, Chief Executive of Shepherd FM said:
"I am extremely proud of my team. Yet again we have fought off fierce competition from some of the industry's leading FM businesses and this is testament to Shepherd FM's commitment and endeavour. After a tough six week mobilisation period, the contract will go live at the beginning of August. Once mobilised, we are confident this contract will help secure opportunities for the FM team and the wider Shepherd Group in the UK and Europe. "

CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 300 million pallets and containers from a global network of service centres, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers. With around three million equipment movements and 500,000 customers CHEP is very aware of the importance of cost control and quality service provision. CHEP worked with the sourcing experts, Xchanging, to identify a potential provider for all its facilities management services.

Lucy Mitchell, HR Director for CHEP said:
"There was fierce competition for the CHEP business as we are a premium supplier to the UK's major manufacturers and retailers. We chose Shepherd FM because they have a unique combination of technical expertise along with the professional, flexible and personal touch that we demand, in order to meet the significant requirements in our business."