Facility management: BMW and Zeiss rely on Bilfinger in production

November 05, 2015

The engineering and services group Bilfinger has signed new agreements with BMW and Zeiss for technical facility management services at German production locations. The two agreements have a total volume of approximately €55 million.

“We are proud that BMW and Zeiss are counting on the competences of Bilfinger in sensitive production areas. We want to continuously expand our strong market position with technically demanding services”, explains Dr. Jochen Keysberg, Member of the Executive Board at Bilfinger.

BMW: Networked maintenance strategy for three plants

From November 2015, Bilfinger will take over the technical facility management at the BMW plants in Berlin, Eisenach and Leipzig. In this regard, the company is responsible for maintenance of the automated manufacturing technology and for the supply of power, compressed air, heat and water for the production. In order to meet the strict standards of the premium automobile manufacturer, Bilfinger implemented a new maintenance strategy at the BMW plants. The objective is to keep the customer's controlling efforts to a minimum. Faced with a networked production, Bilfinger also harmonized the maintenance processes at the three locations.

In addition, Bilfinger will operate the energy center in Leipzig and further optimize the plants’ energy consumption. The partnership-based agreement with BMW has an initial term of five years.

Zeiss: Operation of clean rooms and supply of production

For an initial period of three additional years, Bilfinger will bear responsibility for technical facility management at the production site of Zeiss in Oberkochen. Bilfinger took over the activities as part of an outsourcing solution in 2010 and, since that time, has continuously expanded the range of services provided.

At the headquarters of the globally-active technology company, Bilfinger is responsible for, among other things, facility management of clean rooms in production and research as well as for laser gas systems. The scope of services also covers provision of cooling and process water and operation of the entire building technology. In addition to Zeiss headquarters, Oberkochen is also home to the world’s most modern development and production center for lithography optics, which are used in the manufacture of semiconductors.