Rekeep S.p.A.: Cleaning and sanitization kick off in France for a new contract in the railway sector in Normandy
- Customer: SNCF – Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, the French national railway Company;
- Overall contract value: about Euro 40 million, for a term of 6 years;
- This contract is another international award for Rekeep, the second from SNCF, and fits in perfectly with the Group’s strategic plan of growth and development abroad, after Turkey and Romania;
- The contract is also a confirmation of Rekeep’s great expertise in cleaning and sanitization for railways.
Zola Predosa (Bologna), 22 June 2020 – Rekeep S.p.A. (“Rekeep”), the holding company of the leading Italian group in the Integrated Facility Management sector, announces that it will start cleaning and sanitizing trains and 14 stations in Normandy (France) after being awarded, through its subsidiary Rekeep Transport, another contract by SNCF – Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français, the French National railway Company.
The contract has a term of 6 years and an overall value of about Euro 40 million. When fully operational, an average of 450 carriages and 14 railway stations a day will be cleaned and sanitized by about 150 employees.
The contract is another international success on the part of the Rekeep Group, the second from SNCF after that awarded in 2018 concerning the provision of soft facility management services on the Montrouge sector lines, and fits in perfectly with the Group’s strategic plan of growth and development abroad by means of the award of tenders and acquisitions. In fact, Rekeep has moved in this direction during the last two years by completing a series of transactions including the acquisition of the controlling interest in the Turkish company EOS, operating in the sector of linen rental and industrial laundering services and sterilization of linen and surgical instruments, and the incorporation of Rekeep United, also in Turkey, which delivers technical, maintenance and cleaning services, operates plants and handles logistics for the healthcare sector, as well as the acquisition of 80% of Naprzod SA, the leading company in the healthcare facility management sector in Poland.
Again, the Contract is a further demonstration of Rekeep’s great expertise in providing cleaning and sanitization services in the railway sector, in which the Group operates in Italy both for NTV, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, delivering services on all the trains of its fleet, in its waiting rooms and in its offices in stations, and for Trenitalia, the leading Italian company for the management of passenger rail transport.
Rekeep Transport is the Group subsidiary that handles business in France.
SNCF is the French state company that runs, maintains and develops the country’s railway network.
“With this contract in Normandy we have improved our track record in France, where our know-how in the sector of cleaning and sanitization for railway companies is evidently appreciated. Our objective is for our leadership in integrated facility management also to be fully appreciated in our other areas of business and for Rekeep to become a model in its fields of competence in France too”, stated Giuliano Di Bernardo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rekeep S.p.A.
Rekeep S.p.A. (“Rekeep”) is the leading Italian operator and one of the main European players in the Integrated Facility Management sector, i.e., it manages and provides integrated services targeted at properties, the environment and in support of healthcare services. Specifically, the services provided by the Rekeep Group are divided into two main business areas: 1. Integrated Facility Management – property management and maintenance services (environmental hygiene, technical and maintenance services, landscaping, logistics, auxiliary services, heat management, lighting, document management, fire prevention and video surveillance systems) delivered also through specialized companies; 2. Laundering & Sterilization – linen rental and industrial laundering services and linen and surgical instruments sterilization for healthcare operations, delivered through the subsidiary Servizi Ospedalieri S.p.A.. Rekeep’s headquarter is located in Zola Predosa (Bologna) and employs more than 27,000 people in Italy and abroad.