Brighton, February 1, 2011 – Planon, the global market leader in Facility Management and Corporate Real Estate Software, has strengthened its position and commitment to the Central and Eastern European market through the regional realignment and bundling of responsibilities to create the new DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and Eastern Europe. In support of this effort, Planon has announced it will add a new office in Linz, Austria to support the business. Over the last two years, Planon has doubled turnover and the number of employees within this region.
Matthias Scharer, previously Managing Director of the Planon office in Frankfurt, has been appointed as General Manager for DACH and Eastern Europe in charge of future development and leadership of the region.
“The Central and Eastern Europe region is a key market for Planon,” said Mr. Scharer. “By bundling the overall responsibility for this region, we establish a unified structure that will more optimally support our customers’ needs.”
“We have seen a growing demand for facilities management and real estate software solutions in this region,” said Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon. “I am happy to announce our strengthened position and commitment to the Central and Eastern European regions and have high expectations for growth in this area.”
“Planon not only enables us to improve and innovate our processes, but also delivers our clients full visibility and transparency on
our services, offering them greater performance and reactivity and, ultimately, the best value for their money.”
– Pascal Milland, Vice President Facilities Management Services, Sodexo
“The management reports that we can generate have given us a much better picture of space utilisation. Improved visibility into our
resource use enables us to plan better, manage work orders more efficiently and to make better use of our time.”
– Maryanne Keller, Head of Facility Management, Bayer
“Planon’s ability to listen, react and then adapt as our project progressed was second to none. We have now achieved all the
objectives that we set at the beginning of the project. The ROI provided to clients is now undeniable, and can be quantified project
– Christophe Carlier, Head of Processes Information System Project Management, Exprimm
“We also appreciated the richness of the range of services offered by Planon."
– Pascal Benoit, Chief Procurement Officer and France Procurement, Real Estate & Infrastructure Director, EMEA
“Using Planon led to considerable time and cost savings.”
– F.J. Edelijn, Shell Technology Exploration & Production B.V.
“No other system had the same comprehensive functionality and the facility to customise this to meet our requirements.”
– Richard Newell, Facilities Manager, MBDA Missile Systems