NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
ABM (ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today that it has been selected as the official cleaning services partner of The O2 in London. Owned and operated by AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, the centerpiece of The O2 development is its 20,000-seat multipurpose state-of-the-art arena, which is surrounded by a large entertainment district.
Under the multi-year agreement, which began April 17, ABM is now responsible for providing day-to-day services and ensuring that The O2 maintains its exceptional appearance after each of its hundreds of events. Adding The O2 in London to its portfolio, ABM is now servicing two of AEG’s premiere European venues inclusive of the O2 World in Hamburg, which ABM began cleaning in September of 2012.
To date, ABM has partnered with a number of notable AEG venues in the United States, including STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and The GRAMMY Museum 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.
“ABM is honored to have been selected by AEG at one of Europe’s most notable entertainment destinations,” said Henrik Slipsager, President and CEO of ABM. “We have been very pleased with our partnership alongside AEG, and we look forward to continuing to provide clients at home and abroad with world-class services.”
The O2 is the second largest arena in the UK and is considered to be London’s most exciting and technically advanced music, sports and entertainment venue. The arena has won various awards since AEG redesigned and reopened it in 2007, including a 2013 award from Pollstar for ‘International Venue of the Year’ and ‘Live Music Venue of the Year at the recent Music Week Awards’
Also included in The O2 is another live music venue – indigO2 – with a capacity of 2,350; The O2 bubble – a state of the art exhibition space that is host to the British Music Experience dedicated to the history of popular music in Britain; an 11-screen cinema complex; and a vibrant entertainment district featuring a variety of bars and restaurants.
“The O2 is known for hosting some of the most influential music acts from around the world, and we expect top-shelf services in such an important venue,” said Paul Samuels, Executive Vice President for AEG Global Partnerships. “ABM’s track record of ensuring that our customers have a pleasant experience in each of our facilities gives us a lot of confidence.”
“The O2 is an electrifying place with a number of outstanding attractions,” said Charlotte Jensen-Murphy, ABM Senior Vice President, Onsite Sales. “I cannot over-emphasize our excitement about this expanding partnership in these two highly visible entertainment hubs, and we’re excited to continue building the ABM brand in London and elsewhere within Europe through our partnership with AEG.”
ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues exceeding $4 billion and 100,000 employees in over 350 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from schools and hospitals to the largest and most complex facilities, such as manufacturing plants and major airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.