ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announced today that it has begun providing commercial cleaning services for Germany’s O2 World Hamburg arena. The 16,000-seat multipurpose state of the art arena is owned and operated by AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world.
Under the multi-year German agreement, which began Sept. 1, ABM has officially expanded its partnership with AEG to include international locations – a critical step as ABM continues its drive towards becoming the global leader in integrated facility solutions. To date, ABM has serviced a number of notable AEG venues in the United States, including STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and The GRAMMY Museum (all located in L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles; The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA; Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO; BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX; Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA; and Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
“This is an exciting step for ABM as we seek to further our presence in Europe and elsewhere internationally,” said Henrik Slipsager, President and CEO of ABM. “We have been thrilled thus far with our partnership alongside AEG, and we’re looking forward to providing the same level of world-class facilities services abroad that our clients have grown accustomed to here in the United States.”
O2 World Hamburg, which opened in 2002, hosts over 140 events annually, including concerts, family shows, sporting events and company banquets with more than one million visitors annually. O2 World Hamburg is also well known in Germany as the home for the Hamburg Freezers ice hockey team and the HSV Hamburg club handball team.“We couldn’t be more pleased with ABM’s commitment to providing the highest levels of service in our venues since this partnership began,” said Paul Samuels, Senior Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships. “O2 World Hamburg is one of the busiest arenas in Europe, and we feel certain ABM’s facility services expertise is the right fit for such a versatile venue.”