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Farnek acquires specialist cleaning firm

UAE based facilities management company, Farnek has acquired specialist hygiene cleaning company Smashing! Cleaning Services.

Formed in 2004, Smashing! has an annual turnover in excess of AED 10mn ($2.72mn). Its 65 skilled technicians manage 2,500 customers, many of which are major branded corporations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, such as Emirates, Jumeirah, Etihad, Gargash, Nestle, Arabtec, Serco and Aldar.

Its specialist services include air duct cleaning, indoor air quality testing, kitchen exhaust cleaning, water tank cleaning and pipeline disinfection. In total Smashing! offers over 32 different types of specialised services, many of which have a distinct focus on improving the indoor environment for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

“These specialist services dovetail neatly with our existing proposition – traditional FM, sustainable maintenance, smart home solutions and SME packages. We envisage benefits from the economies of scale this acquisition will offer – that is a broader range of services for each call out, as well as online access to these new services,” said Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek.

Smashing’s current headquarters in Al Barsha, will be utilised in future by Farnek as a materials and storage facility, while all of Smashing’s employees will be relocated to Farnek’s head office, situated less than five kilometres away.

James Day, who is currently the managing director of Smashing! will head up the new Hitches & Glitches entity moving forward, assisted by Lukas Eigenmann, COO of Farnek.

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