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LED throughout the building. The project includes high bay, office, and external lighting.

Following the successful installation of the first 200 interior high bay lights, AMTEK Aluminium Casting is adding EasiLume’s exterior LED lighting to its new foundry in Kidderminster.

“AMTEK’s new foundry will cost a huge amount to run,” said Stuart Dixon, EasiLume Head of Sales. “LED lighting will help reduce that running cost by £114,000/year, so despite the higher initial investment, the payback period could be as little as 15 months.

AMTEK is fully refurbishing a 130,000 square foot warehouse in Kidderminster using EasiLume’s


FOR BUILDING SECURITY The global Siemens Building Technologies Division has completed the sale of its Security Products business. This product business, which offers hardware for intrusion detection, access control and video surveillance, was transferred to the prominent US security company Vanderbilt.

All affected employees have transferred to Vanderbilt, which will remain an important product supplier to Building Technologies over the long term.

This successfully concludes Building Technologies' divestment of its Security Products business. Building Technologies is continuing to focus its efforts on working with customers to enhance security operations, manage risk and maintain business continuity. Siemens integrated


AMTEK Project Manager, Paul Wealls said: “The first batch of high bays went up in the foundry in April and there are more than 400 still left to go up. After getting great service and support from EasiLume in this early part of the project, we asked Stuart to make some suggestions for the exterior lighting too. We really like what we saw; the products were exactly what we were after. Stuart was quick to respond and, as always, came back with some great suggestions - EasiLume made it a really easy decision.”

The external lighting plan consists of 60 floodlights, ten 12m columns and a series of street lights for the car park.

“Refurbishing the foundry is a huge project,” concluded Stuart. “It’s great to be a part of it. We’re really looking forward to seeing the finished project.”

security solutions reduce loss and improve safety across multiple market sectors including critical national infrastructure, utilities, transportation, commercial, financial, industrial and public space.

"We will continue to offer our own security products from our broad Siveillance portfolio as well as the security element for our command and control platform Desigo CC," explained René Jungbluth, Global Head of the solutions business at Building Technologies. "Security solutions are a fundamental pillar of our offering. By focusing on our state-of-the-art software- based security solutions, we are expanding our traditional strengths in the solutions business. We remain a strong and reliable technology partner for our extensive customer base." buildingtechnologies


In May I attended the World FM congress and FM Expo in Dubai, where we heard a lot about market intelligence. BIFM and launched the Market Confidence Survey results for the Middle East, and numerous presenters quoted figures telling us what’s happening there, what clients really want and what service providers want.

Recently I have been trying to find out what, if any, are the leadership gaps in FM. The survey revealed that the biggest flaw is the need for a clear, well- communicated vision: it showed us that just 17% believe their leaders have this.

But the question is, once we learn this valuable information from our market, what do we do with it? Quite often, we do nothing. I think it’s because people tend to believe that if it were easy to fix, they’d already have done it. In fact, if we ask for help from those that are doing it, and doing it well, then it can be easy.

For example, the aforementioned issue around a clear, well-communicated vision: it’s about translating the vision you have as a leader into a language that’s fully understood by everyone in your team, division or organisation. The trouble is, we all speak a different ‘language’ and so the message must be tailored and reinforced to make sure it has been understood by all team members, this may mean an investment of time on your part.

If we don’t use the market intelligence we’ve asked for, people will stop giving us feedback.

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