FM company Sasse Group has extended its partnership with Edinburgh Airport Ltd (EAL) with a five-year contract extension until 2026.
The company said that during the pandemic – one of the most challenging events in economic history – Sasse has built a trusting partnership with the airport.
It added that since the original cleaning services contract was awarded in 2015, the airport has undergone major development with a terminal extension along with the ever-changing hygiene standards within the aviation industry.
The new soft services hygiene deal will include the company’s ‘Sasse 4–Level Hygiene Concept’ for cleaning, disinfecting, protecting and certification of the airport’s surfaces. The hygiene concept at Edinburgh Airport sees the transition from “cleaning services” to “building hygiene standards” providing an “‘on-demand reactive cleaning service in a dynamic environment, which is reflective of the varying passenger numbers”.
The concept involves the use of specialist Sasse Control products, which will become the new standard use product for daily cleaning teams to help with cleaning and disinfecting while providing long-lasting antimicrobial protection to surfaces. The hygiene services will be backed up with regular Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) testing to document the hygiene standards achieved inside the airport.
The Sasse Service app, a mobile management software, has also been mobilised throughout the airport to provide real-time contract performance tracking. The software and hardware will track time and attendance, daily task management, job tickets and auditing in real time with data that can be viewed anywhere in the world with a click of a button. This app works in combination with NFC sticker technology; delivering information to the fingertips of the people, ensuring that regardless of the operative, the tasks are understood and reported back to head office, and the client, in real time. This transparent management platform is an essential part of the relationship between Sasse and the airport operator, said the company.
Benny Wunderlich, Sasse’s managing director, said: We have worked very closely together over the last six years building an open relationship throughout the lifetime of the contract. This has led to a real partnership between Sasse and EAL. No matter how difficult the challenges of the last 18 months, we have always found a solution to the challenges together, and I would like to thank EAL for their incredible support throughout the life of our business relationship this far.
“The contract extension between Sasse and EAL is a testament to our business and values. We believe in fostering long-term partnerships with our customers which is so much more than just providing a service solution. Our unique approach to personal customer service, and our employees who we recognise and value as people is essential to our continued success. We will continue to introduce new ideas and innovations throughout the lifetime of our partnership.”