Biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has a Managed Services partnership agreement with Caverion in Sweden. Caverion is responsible for delivering Managed Services, including Managed Operations for AstraZeneca’s 220 properties in Södertälje and Gothenburg, Sweden. The properties cover 995,000 square metres and they have very high requirements for accuracy, purity and documentation.
AstraZeneca took a strategic decision in 2009 to outsource the greater part of its facility management. “We are good at developing drugs and will focus on that. The other services required to support and run our plants are carried out by partners who are good at developing and performing those services,” says Catharina Dahl, Facilities Director Gothenburg, AstraZeneca.
800 hours – every day
Every day Caverion delivers about 800 hours of services to AstraZeneca. The technical disciplines include Cooling and Heating, Electricity, Safety and Security and operational monitoring, among others. At the research site in Gothenburg and the factory in Södertälje, Caverion provides round-the-clock maintenance service. At Södertälje, Caverion also performs clean room installations.
“This is an interesting mission and includes very exciting technology. We do everything from changing broken lights in offices workplaces to machine supervision of fire rated equipment. An important part of the work consists of a preventive approach and to find deviations, eliminate them and standardize the work. All to deliver as effective services as possible,” says Caverion’s Area Manager for Södertälje, Kjell Garbenius.
“Thanks to the partnership with Caverion, we do not need to develop skills for operational real estate services for AstraZeneca. Caverion has a good corporate culture and management that is passionate about this type of issue, and a strategy and the ability to develop employees, the technical systems and infrastructure, and to propose innovations and improvements,” says Catharina Dahl.