Coor Service Management signs agreement with Gävleborg County Council

Coor Service Management has signed a four-year agreement with Gävleborg County Council. The agreement means that Coor Service Management will assume responsibility for management and maintenance of the County Council’s properties along with other property related services.

Gävleborg County Council is responsible for healthcare in Gästrikland and Hälsingland, northern Sweden. Operations are located in Gävle, Hudiksvall, Sandviken, Söderhamn, Bollnäs and Ljusdal, among other locations. The order means that as of 1 March 2007 Coor will take over management of the County Council's properties. Furthermore, Coor will develop and deliver other property related services.

The agreement is worth in the region of SEK 160 million and runs for four years, with a possible two-year extension.

"We are pleased to have this confidence placed in us and look forward to working closely with the County Council in Gävleborg to develop property related management and service. This is our second major contract with a county council and we see this as confirmation of increased interest from the public sector. This is also substantiated by a survey which shows that 60 per cent of those asked in the public sector think they will be outsourcing more services in five years' time. We strongly believe in a higher share of public sector assignments in the future," says Mats Sundbom, Business Unit Manager at Coor Service Management.

As a result of the collaboration, approximately 70 people at Gävleborg County Council will be offered employment with Coor Service Management.

"We're very pleased with our choice of partner. Coor can offer a high-quality solution at a good price, and has a sound track record. Coor also has an HR policy that values commitment and offers personnel good opportunities for development," says Ann-Margret Knapp, (soc. dem.) of Gävleborg County Council.

For further information, please contact:

Mats Sundbom, Business Unit Manager, Coor, +46 73 410 16 00

Åsvor Brynnel, Head of Corporate Communications, Coor, +46 70 600 73 21

Ann-Margret Knapp, County Council Commissioner (soc. dem.) of Gävleborg County Council, +46 70 535 09 07