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Sodexo and Huawei sign global partnership agreement
Sodexo has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Chinese global information & communications technology solutions provider, Huawei, which opens the door to Sodexo providing Huawei with integrated facilities management services on a global scale.
Huawei has upcoming IFM projects totaling US$400 million. The partnership represents a robust boost to the existing relationship between the two companies, which began in 2013 and currently covers 12 countries and four continents.
Sodexo chairwoman Sophie Bellon and Huawei chairwoman Sun Yafang signed the agreement in the presence of Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy & Finance, and Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce for the People's Republic of China.
"I am delighted and proud to reinforce this latest cooperation between France and China, representing France's services sector whose excellence is recognised worldwide," says Sophie. "The enhanced strategic cooperation between Huawei and Sodexo will benefit both companies. We share concerns about industry's impact on the environment and people's quality of life. Our companies will work together to build energy-efficient facilities and take measures to conserve energy and reduce emissions for Huawei's offices in China and around the world."
Sun says: "Huawei and Sodexo believe that this partnership will promote the shared success of both companies.
"As a global leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei will leverage its latest technologies in domains like IoT and cloud computing to help Sodexo accelerate its digital transformation, helping to provide its customers with more competitive services while reducing investment and O&M expenses."
Huawei's IoT solutions are widely used in applications like smart grids, smart buildings, and intelligent transportation. In particular, the Huawei Smart Buildings solution can help enterprises cut energy consumption by up to 30%. Through this most recent cooperation, Huawei will help Sodexo build a more efficient, energy-saving, safe and comfortable Smart Building solution for its clients.
Sodexo first started doing business in China in 1995 and now employs 13,000 people serving 1,100,000 consumers every day at 500 sites across 50 cities there.
Image: Sodexo and Huawei Sign Global Partnership Agreement during official visit to China
11th January 2018