What is facilities management?

Facilities management (FM) is a €1.2 billion industry in Ireland that is responsible for ensuring that businesses operate efficiently & provide a safe working environment!

  • FMs creates seamless operations that are not only cost and time-efficient but also improve the working conditions and wellbeing of the workforce.
  • FMs rely on quality products to ensure optimal efficiency and safety throughout the service/product chain
  • In times of crisis, facility managers are the first point of contact to determine risks and suggest appropriate solutions
  • FMs are  frontline of creating a successful and profitable business by being experts in logistics and regulations, streamlining processes, and facilitating efficiency through reliable products and services

The growth of the facilities management industry in Ireland

Since its emergence in the 1970s, the Irish FM industry has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years and with global forecasters expect a recurring annual growth of 11 per cent. In fact, the FM industry is expected to be worth over $1.62 trillion globally by 2025. But why is it growing so rapidly?

1) Outsourcing
With ever-increasing importance being placed on effective FM, many businesses are turning to industry experts and outsourcing the role to purpose-built FM companies.

2) Economic regulations
In the electric industry, there is strong regulation surrounding waste management & employee working conditions. At Demesne Electrical, we have adopted FM practices to ensure we comply with waste regulations and to create a safe working environment for our staff by designing safety manuals, protective equipment and have instilled a preventative rather reactive safety culture.

3) Demand for value-added services
With the modern customer now demanding and expecting companies to deliver more than the standard service, FM is often relied upon to identify and implement means in which businesses can create a value-added service. At Demesne Electrical, we do everything in our power to delight our customers, often going above and beyond the norm, in turn, we are rewarded with brand loyalty.

4) The internet of things (IOT)
The IOT is a global phenomenon that connects the physical and digital worlds through smart technology to monitor consumer behaviours. By analysing the behaviours of Demesne Electrical customers we create a wealth of accurate data that can be mined to identify and implement positive changes within the business, making us easy to do business with.


Addressing new challenges in the wake of COVID-19

With the current crises due to COVID-19, facility managers are challenged with selling and delivering a product/service to customers with limited contact and creating a safe working environment for their staff.

At Demesne we pride ourselves on our innovative, forward-thinking and our ability to overcome challenges. These traits have allowed us to excel during this pandemic by supplying products that support FM in commercial, industrial and retail businesses to prevent the spread of the virus and to do so in such a way our staff and customers are protected.

Our range of signalling equipment helps to control numbers within a business while our hands-free door handle reduces contact points to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We also provide equipment to ensure your investment in electronics, modems, IOT – the new life force of many businesses—can be monitored, regulated, and protected.

As staff return to their place of work, we are proud to work with facility managers from a range of industries to meet each new challenge head-on, and find solutions to ensure safety and productivity for all.