ABM Expands Global Partnership with AEG into Europe
ABM Selected to Service O2 World in Hamburg, Germany
ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announced today that it has begun providing commercial cleaning services for Germany’s O2 World Hamburg arena. The 16,000-seat multipurpose state of the art arena is owned and operated by AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world.
Under the multi-year German agreement, which began Sept. 1, ABM has officially expanded its partnership with AEG to include international locations – a critical step as ABM continues its drive towards becoming the global leader in integrated facility solutions. To date, ABM has serviced a number of notable AEG venues in the United States, including STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and The GRAMMY Museum (all located in L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles; The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA; Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO; BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX; Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA; and Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
“This is an exciting step for ABM as we seek to further our presence in Europe and elsewhere internationally,” said Henrik Slipsager, President and CEO of ABM. “We have been thrilled thus far with our partnership alongside AEG, and we’re looking forward to providing the same level of world-class facilities services abroad that our clients have grown accustomed to here in the United States.”
O2 World Hamburg, which opened in 2002, hosts over 140 events annually, including concerts, family shows, sporting events and company banquets with more than one million visitors annually. O2 World Hamburg is also well known in Germany as the home for the Hamburg Freezers ice hockey team and the HSV Hamburg club handball team.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with ABM’s commitment to providing the highest levels of service in our venues since this partnership began,” said Paul Samuels, Senior Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships. “O2 World Hamburg is one of the busiest arenas in Europe, and we feel certain ABM’s facility services expertise is the right fit for such a versatile venue.”
“Moving into Germany with AEG as our strategic partner is yet another step on the road to providing consistent, quality services at every AEG venue – in the United States and abroad,” said Charlotte Jensen-Murphy, ABM Vice President & Director, National Sales. “Expanding our business globally is a critical next step for ABM, and we will continue to leverage AEG’s best practices to ensure its venues around the world offer guests a memorable experience.”
ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients outsource their non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that meets their specialized facility needs. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include expansive facility services, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With more than $4 billion in revenues and 100,000 employees deployed throughout the United States and various international locations, ABM delivers custom facility solutions to meet the unique client requirements of multiple industries –- ranging from healthcare, government and education to high-tech, aviation and manufacturing. ABM leverages its breadth of services, deep industry expertise and technology-enabled workforce to preserve and build value for clients’ physical assets. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.
ABOUT AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Development to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. AEG owns, operates or provides services to venues including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, Calif.) Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center (Hartford, Conn.), The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Pernambuco Stadium (Recife, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.