Farnek reaps the award for innovation

36

Leading UAE integrated FM company honoured with technology implementation award for smart watch innovation at FM awards evening

FMME awards Night

Farnek, the region’s leading total Facilities Management (FM) company, has been rewarded for placing innovation and technology at the forefront of its business strategy.

The forward-thinking FM company was recognised at the Middle East’s premier FM awards ceremony, which took place in Dubai last night (Tuesday 16th May), for rolling out smart watches and smartphones loaded with TIME Attendance software, which can track an employee’s geo location based on Google Maps.

“Adopting and implementing the very latest technology, is only part of the story. It is applying that technology to create innovative solutions, ultimately for the benefit of our customers, that really counts – operational efficiencies that add real value.

“Receiving the Technology Implementation of the Year award, was a defining moment not only for me and the senior management team, but for all of our staff. It is formal and independent recognition, that we are at the cutting edge of technology in the Middle East within our industry sector,” said Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek.

Management is able to schedule work rotas more efficiently, integrated with specific contracts and Geofenced on Google Maps. Technicians can be identified by location using GPS with automated check-ins and check outs. Movement can also be tracked and supervisors alerted for late or non-arrivals. It also provides online incident reporting which in turn helps to save time and providing critical information with minimal administration requirements.

The reports generated can not only be sent to Farnek’s HRD for its own payroll, it can also be used as supporting documentation to the client, either in real time or for a specific report period, indicating accurately the number of man hours spent on a particular contract.

“However, technology alone is not enough, it is through the tireless efforts, commitment and dedication of our highly-trained and talented technicians, who continue to deliver these innovative solutions for our clients, that deserve this recognition,” added Oberlin.

About Farnek:

Farnek is the leading provider of sustainable and technology driven Total Facilities Management in the United Arab Emirates. Established in the UAE since 1980, Farnek Services LLC is a Swiss owned independent total facilities management company. With a skilled workforce of more than 4000+ employees, Farnek delivers professional Facilities Management services to across several sectors; Aviation, Hospitality, Banking, Retail, Shopping Malls, Telecom, Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure, Government, Education, Leisure and Entertainment.