Following a three-year partnership, FM company Arcus has acquired building energy management controls specialist BEMS.
BEMS specialises in real-time technology controls services, making sure a building operates at maximum levels of efficiency while removing wasted energy usage and costs.
This deal strengthens the firm’s expertise, enabling it to now offer a comprehensive building and energy management consultancy service. It will provide the opportunity for estates to be surveyed by experts in disciplines such as refrigeration, HVAC, energy, carbon and waste management, to enable clients and future clients to optimise the uptime of their assets. This will mean better reliability, reduced energy use, and fewer breakdowns and service engineer visits.
Matthew Graham, managing director of BEMS, said: “The acquisition is an important milestone for BEMS and testament to the team. I’m excited about the development and growth potential this creates for the business.”
Chris Green, CEO of Arcus, said: “Accelerated innovation across areas such as IoT (internet of things) is transforming our working world and in turn drives new requirements from our clients and expectations of their FM providers.
“Technology has been the driving force in creating our in-house remote monitoring platform, Helix, which provides an overview of clients’ estates. BEMS’ complementary skills in the control technology arena means that any new technologies installed alongside the legacy equipment will be supported, giving our teams clear sight of real-time asset performance.
“By aligning and integrating our capabilities we believe that we’re one of the first businesses to be able to break the closed protocol deadlock, providing full read/write functionality.”
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