MILWAUKEE – (July 6, 2010) – In an effort to improve operational efficiencies and standardize delivery models, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), the biopharmaceutical leader in the research and production of medicines to treat serious diseases, has selected Johnson Controls as its outsourcing partner to manage multiple facilities throughout North America.
The New York-based company selected Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) division, the world’s largest real estate and facilities management business unit, to manage the day-to-day facility management of office sites, manufacturing facilities, and research and development laboratories.
GWS will oversee all non-FDA regulated facility management services, including technical areas and low-impact capital projects, allowing Bristol-Myers Squibb to focus on its core business competencies. GWS will be responsible for insuring that all procedures meet regulatory and quality compliance levels.
“Working with trusted partners, such as Johnson Controls, in a way that positively impacts our business enables us to focus on the important work of bringing innovative medicines to patients who need them,” said Glenn Gerecke, vice president, Engineering and Facilities Services. “Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions brings the experience and expertise in the pharmaceutical facilities outsourcing arena to deliver those services.”
The GWS team will handle all facilities operations-related activity at locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, and four facilities in Puerto Rico. “We’re pleased to be partnering with a world-class organization like Bristol-Myers Squibb to deliver workplace services in full support of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s corporate strategy” said John Summers, vice president and general manager of Life Sciences, Global WorkPlace Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Bristol-Myers joins an elite group of GWS Life Sciences global clients.”
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