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Partnership with a future: Dehner extends cooperation with ENGIE Deutschland for another five years

18 July 2023
  • The Dehner garden center group continues its longstanding, successful cooperation with ENGIE Deutschland
  • By 2027, Germany's leading specialist for technology, energy and service will have taken over comprehensive services in technical facility management from around 125 Dehner locations

Cologne/Essen - Since 2015, ENGIE Deutschland has been ensuring the flawless and continuous technical availability of the building services systems in around 125 Dehner stores throughout Germany. And with great success: Dehner, Europe's leading garden center group, is now relying on the technical service of the experts from ENGIE’s Essen branch for another five years. They manage a nationwide team of technical service staff who provide all services in the field of technical building management for the Dehner locations - from sanitary and fire protection technology to heating, ventilation and refrigeration technology, electrical engineering, security technology and materials handling technology. The specialists at ENGIE Deutschland are also responsible for the fault and emergency service: The team deals with a total of 12,000 maintenance, fault and emergency messages per year; around 6,800 of these are for regular maintenance work in accordance with the currently applicable technical regulations and codes. In addition, the ENGIE team ensures personal proximity to the individual sites through regular visits to the garden centers of the family-owned company, which are distributed throughout Germany. Christian Munsch, branch manager at ENGIE and responsible for the contract, emphasizes: "At ENGIE Deutschland, we attach particular importance to ensuring that our customers feels well looked after in all matters relating to the technical facility management of their stores. Dehner can always rely on maximum functionality of its technical systems and at the same time on maximum cost security. Personal contact and regular exchange are crucial for us in this regard."


Ideal service for smooth operation

In addition to maximum functionality, the Dehner Group is particularly concerned with the trouble-free availability of building technology systems. In order to avoid negative effects on the sensitive flora and fauna of the garden centers, the Dehner team from ENGIE Germany is on standby around the clock to process fault reports as quickly and effectively as possible. Ulf Honndorf, Head of Facility Management at Dehner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, explains another special feature of the partnership: "After almost eight years, ENGIE Deutschland knows our German garden centers inside out and has the ideal data basis for developing customized solutions for our locations. This makes it much easier for us to calculate costs and open new stores quickly. We are therefore looking forward to further cooperation."


For another five years, ENGIE Deutschland will be responsible for technical building management in around 125 Dehner stores throughout Germany.  

About ENGIE Germany and the ENGIE Group

ENGIE's mission is the transition to climate neutrality. In Germany, we plan, build, operate and market wind, photovoltaic and hydropower plants as well as pumped storage and battery storage. We accompany industrial customers, municipalities and the housing industry in the implementation of their sustainability goals with the optimization of consumption as well as the execution and operation of highly efficient building and energy technology systems. With concepts for climate-friendly heat supply, mobility and digitization, we support the development of sustainable neighborhoods. We trade in electricity and gas, supply end customers with energy, offer multidisciplinary engineering solutions in the fields of energy, water and infrastructure, and are one of the leading storage operators in Germany. In 2023, ENGIE companies in Germany generated revenues of 2.75 billion euros.

The parent company ENGIE SA is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. With its 97,000 employees, clients, partners and stakeholders, the Group strives every day to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by its purpose statement, ENGIE reconciles economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its clients. Turnover in 2023: €82.6 billion.

The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, Euronext 100, FTSE Euro 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, Euronext Vigeo Eiris - Europe 120 / France 20, MSCI EMU ESG screened, MSCI EUROPE ESG Universal Select, Stoxx Europe 600 ESG-X). /

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