Royal Mail creates Property & Facilities Solutions entity

Royal Mail continues to expand its interests beyond its core of parcels and postal services. The postal operator has launched its ‘Royal Mail Property & Facilities Solutions’ business entity.

The move stems from last year when Royal Mail bought a shareholding in Romec Ltd from Engie. The Romec and Group Property business streams have been moved toward integration as one combined team.

The coming together has been formally unified as a Royal Mail Group business entity in the form of Royal Mail Property & Facilities Solutions.

Royal Mail published a blog on its website that stated that the new business entity is responsible for one of the largest corporate estates in the EU, covering more than 2,600 sites. The services include the provision of quality cleaning and engineering solutions, management of external contracts such as gritting, waste disposal and window cleaning, maintenance and upgrading of the estate lease management and purchase/sales activity.

Martin Gafsen, Group Director of Property & Facilities Solutions, commented: “I’m delighted to say that after years of being fragmented, all our estates and FM services for Royal Mail Group today come together under a new name and smart new logo. Over the next few months we will talk to customers and our teams about how to build on this momentous step in order to provide the best possible service for Royal Mail.”

While putting its entire estate management business is more of a reorganisation, Royal Mail has been extending its interests in some novel ways recently. Yesterday Apex Insight reported how the postal operator has moved into big business fleet servicing – a novel yet sensible way of using redundant resources.
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