STRABAG PFS bundles industrial services and IFM in a single company
Frankfurt, 5 July 2016 Since 1 July 2016, STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has offered its industrial services and infrastructural facility management under the umbrella of DIW, based in Stuttgart. To achieve this, the previously independent IFM company Rimex, based in Ulm, was merged into DIW with retrospective effect from 1 January 2016. In its new, significantly larger form, DIW accounts for total revenue of EUR 190 million and almost 7,300 employees at 34 locations in Germany.
The previous Managing Director of Rimex, Andreas Winterling (47), had already been appointed as Managing Director of DIW with operational responsibility for Infrastructural Facility Management with effect from 1 February 2016. The other members of the DIW management team are Frank Hanauer, responsible for Finance, Human Resources and IT, and Mike Kirschnereit, who has operational responsibility for all industrial clients, among other things, in his function as Chairman of the Management Board.
"The merger of the two companies will strengthen our organisation for industrial services across the board and make it more effective for our customers as a whole, particularly since DIW benefits from the productivity and solidity of its membership of STRABAG PFS and the STRABAG Group", says Dr Marion Henschel, Vice Chair of the Management Board of STRABAG PFS with responsibility for industrial services and IFM business within the Group, among other things. For the Chairman of the Management Board of DIW, Mike Kirschnereit, the merger will also enable the company to systematically focus on the needs of its customers and the market: "In future, we will be even better positioned to offer our own industrial services, production support services within our customers' value chain and traditional infrastructural facility management services on an efficient, industry-independent, Germany-wide basis."
The industrial service provider DIW, based in Stuttgart, was acquired by STRABAG in the fourth quarter of 2014 and integrated into the STRABAG PFS Group. In addition to industrial maintenance, repair and cleaning, its core areas of expertise include the assembly and disassembly of machinery and equipment as well as other production support services and infrastructural facility management. The DIW brand is to be continued in Germany on account of its high level of brand awareness among industrial clients. Rimex, based in Ulm, had been part of the STRABAG PFS Group since 1 July 2010 and has now been merged into DIW with retrospective effect from 1 January 2016.