Farnek cleans up with ‘Smashing’ acquisition
Date: 07-09-2016

Leading UAE-based total facilities management company, Farnek, recently announced that it has acquired multi award-winning specialist hygiene cleaning company Smashing! Cleaning Services. Smashing!, which was formed in 2004, it is one of the UAE’s leading hygiene cleaning services providers, with an annual turnover in excess of AED 10 million. Its 65 highly 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,” commented Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek.

“The technicians at Smashing! are all highly trained, suitably qualified and are conversant with the relevant local authority certifications and comply with global industry associations and international quality, health, safety and environmental standards, providing synergy with the technical abilities of our existing workforce,” added Oberlin. 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.

“This new acquisition is yet another milestone for Farnek as we continue to roll out our strategic development plans with the aim of becoming the top FM service provider in the UAE,” added Oberlin.