Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, a provider of commercial real estate and energy management, has signed an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell to manage and maintain 12 000 Shell retail petrol stations in 27 countries.

The Shell petrol stations are staffed by 150 000 people and serve approximately 2.8 million customers every day – more than 1-illion annually. The agreement builds on an existing five-year relationship between the two companies and is one of the largest single deals in the fuel retail sector.
Emma Fitzgerald, vice-president: Global Retail Network for Shell, comments: "The second generation of this relationship represents an important step in ensuring a joint outcome-based approach targeting significant and sustained improvements in health and safety, security and environment (HSSE), operational excellence, and innovation to unlock future value for both businesses."
The contract covers 27 countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
"The global portfolio approach to managing facilities and resources is a growing trend by companies as a strategy that delivers meaningful financial and operational benefits," says Guy Holden, vice-president & GM of Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions. "This agreement demonstrates the competitive advantage that we continue to deliver to Shell through our focus on continuous improvement. It also underscores the expertise and best practice that we have developed in the Oil and Gas market, particularly those in HSSE."
Julie Kimble, Johnson Controls' global account leader for the Shell retail business, says: "A strong partnership has been forged between Shell and Johnson Controls over the past five years. We are very much looking forward to working together to ensure the best possible facilities management solution is delivered throughout the Shell retail network."