ARCADIS AQUMEN Signs Frame Contract With BT for Facility Management Services

Jun 28, 2010, 01:57 ET from ARCADIS NV

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced today that its subsidiary ARCADIS AQUMEN FACILITY MANAGEMENT (AAFM) has signed a three-year framework contract to provide services to BT (former British Telecom) in the Benelux. AAFM is a joint venture of ARCADIS and U.K. based Carillion. The contract provides a good platform for the further internationalization of the activities of AAFM, while at the same time it strengthens the firm's position in the Benelux market.

Under the contract AAFM will provide an integral package of facility management services for all the office locations of BT in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. Upon a successful implementation in the Benelux, this contract will also open an opportunity to broaden the scope to other BT entities in Europe. To do so, AAFM and BT will closely align their strategies for real estate management services, with consistency and transparency as main starting points for the cooperation.

"We see a growing demand from international corporations looking for pan-European solutions for management of their facilities. This allows AAFM to introduce economies of scale to create more cost savings for its clients while at the same time focusing on the quality of the services provided," said Bernt Bouwmeester, director of AAFM. "This contract will certainly contribute to the growth of our business in 2010."

ARCADIS AQUMEN has been a facility management service provider since 2002.

About ARCADIS:

ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 15,000 employees and EUR 1.8 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at: http://www.arcadis.com

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