The deal outsources various workplace operations at GSK’s global research and development sites, manufacturing facilities and corporate offices to Johnson Controls. Outsourcing these activities is part of GSK’s strategy to simplify its operating model, according to Johnson Controls.
Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson Controls will provide GSK with services covering technical and engineering operations, energy and project management and pharmaceutical services.
Johnson Controls believes that its services, which extend beyond the scope of the GSK deal, can help clients lower costs, maintain business continuity, improve efficiency and attract and retain talent.
GSK will begin receiving services from Johnson Controls under the new contract in the summer of 2010. The new deal builds on an 18 year relationship between Johnson Controls and GSK.
Initially the deal will cover GSK sites throughout North and South America, Europe and China. Other sites will be added to the portfolio Johnson Controls is working on when they are ready.
Providing services at GSK sites across the globe allows Johnson Controls to continue its geographic expansion. In particular, the company highlighted how the new contract will expand its footprint in the UK, US, Brazil and China.
Furthermore, GSK’s extension of the global services model into other business units and geographies will provide Johnson Controls with significant opportunities for continued growth, explained John Summers, general manager of life sciences, global workplace solutions.