ARCADIS (NYSE EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that ARCADIS AQUMEN, a joint venture of ARCADIS and British Carrillion, has signed a contract extension for its facility management contracts with DSM.
The extension covers a 4 year period (3 years plus an option for a 1 year extension). The last contract with DSM was valid until January 1, 2011 and this will now be extended by three years. ARCADIS AQUMEN provides procurement and management services related to facility management on an annual basis for DSM with a total value of approximately EUR 20 million.
The facility management and real estate services are delivered on plant and office locations of DSM. Activities include procurement and management of building maintenance, real estate management, catering, cleaning, and staff transportation. With this extension, ARCADIS AQUMEN will also contribute to the strategic cost saving program of DSM.
"This contract extension signals DSM's satisfaction with the quality of our services and the service orientation of the ARCADIS AQUMEN staff members. Through the cost savings we will provide additional added value to DSM in these economically difficult times," said Bernt Bouwmeester, director of ARCADIS AQUMEN. "This provides a good basis for further growth of ARCADIS AQUMEN in 2010."