30,000 more of us by 2025
The market for outsourced support services took hold in the Nordics in the 1990s. The first buyers were mainly multinational corporations inspired by progress in early adopter countries like the US and UK. The market has been in steady growth since. From 2005, our own yearly sales increased from SEK 2,520 m to some SEK 8 bn, an average of 16% annually. These are fantastic numbers compared to GDP growth generally.
Both the industrial services and FM sectors have evolved to the present. A more mature market means more professional clients and suppliers, which is encouraging and stimulating. As a provider, we must always stay one step ahead of our clients — otherwise we’d obviously have no right to be here. That’s why we’ve taken the initiative to form a new sector organization alongside other FM leaders — Almega FM-företagen. Almega FM-företagen will enable us to drive and manage issues unique to our sector, for example, making it easier to hire and encourage young people to work in the service sector or enhance the developmental prospects of people who work in it.
Unfortunately the level of awareness of what industrial services and FM actually are, and the role we play, is fairly low.Mikael Stöhr, President & Group CEO, Coor
We also hope that Almega FM-företagen will help us give the whole sector a lift. Unfortunately the level of awareness of what industrial services and FM actually are, and the role we play, is fairly low. And this is despite us now being a fairly big sector—we and our fellow members employ 26,000 people in Sweden alone. And we’re expecting growth to continue—within Almega FM-företagen, we expect that we’ll employ 30,000 more people in Sweden by 2025.
I think you’ll agree that’s not a bad ambition. So why not join us on this exciting journey?
Stockholm, Sweden, June 2013
P.S. if you want to find out more about Almega FM-företagen, go to www.fmforetagen.se