LONDON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, a leading provider of commercial real estate and energy management for many of the world's largest companies, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc to manage and maintain 12,000 Shell retail petrol stations in 27 countries.
The Shell petrol stations are staffed by 150,000 people and serve approximately 2.8 million customers every day – more than one billion annually. The agreement builds on an existing five-year relationship between the two companies and is one of the largest single deals in the fuel retail sector.
Emma Fitzgerald, Vice President, Global Retail Network for Shell, said, "The second generation of this relationship represents an important step in ensuring a joint outcome-based approach targeting significant and sustained improvements in health and safety, security and environment (HSSE), operational excellence, and innovation to unlock future value for both businesses."
The contract covers 27 countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
"The global portfolio approach to managing facilities and resources is a growing trend by companies as a strategy that delivers meaningful financial and operational benefits," said Guy Holden, Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions. "This agreement demonstrates the competitive advantage that we continue to deliver to Shell through our focus on continuous improvement. It also underscores the expertise and best practice that we have developed in the Oil and Gas market, particularly those in HSSE."
Julie Kimble, Johnson Controls' Global Account Leader for the Shell retail business, said, "A strong partnership has been forged between Shell and Johnson Controls over the past five years. We are very much looking forward to working together to ensure the best possible facilities management solution is delivered throughout the Shell retail network."
About Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions
Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions is a leading provider of facilities, commercial real estate and energy management for many of the world's largest companies. We create business advantage for our customers through tailored solutions that optimize their real estate performance and employee productivity while reducing total occupancy costs. Our 19,000 employees have delivered over $3 billion in savings for our customers over the last 10 years and ensure the business continuity of the 1.5 billion square feet of real estate that we manage in more than 75 countries.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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