Suhail Bahwan Group signs co-operation agreement with Finland's Granlund on energy efficiency software

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman - 01 February 2018.

Suhail Bahwan Group, one of the prominent business houses of Oman and Granlund of Finland that specializes in design, consultancy and software services on energy efficiency, have signed a significant partner agreement.

The VAR (Value Added Reseller) agreement was signed by Mr. Pekka Metsi, CEO and President, Granlund, Finland and Ms. Amal Suhail Bahwan Bahwan, Vice Chairperson, Suhail Bahwan Group at a ceremony held in Muscat.

Under the agreement, Bahwan IT LLC, one of the flag ship companies of Suhail Bahwan Group, will be marketing Granlund's proprietary software "Granlund Manager" in Oman. Granlund Manager is a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) that helps to save costs and energy in buildings and allows control over building asset data and other related activities.

Ms Amal Bahwan said, "We are glad to be partnering with Granlund, whose core expertise is energy efficiency in built environment. Globally the building sector consumes more electricity than any other sector. As such investing in energy management and efficiency solutions is very important. We strongly believe the software provided by Granlund offers practical solutions to optimise and reduce energy consumption and thus save costs significantly."

Added Mr Jan Pawli, Vice President of Granlund International, "Suhail Bahwan Group is a great partner for us as they are one of the leading companies in Oman in this area. They have strong experience in both property maintenance and energy efficiency. Granlund sees big possibilities in the Oman market in property maintenance business. Our expectations are high and we are looking forward to our future co-operation". Granlund has local presence in Dubai, where Granlund Middle East office is located.

About Granlund
Granlund International was established in 1960. Today we have over 1,000 customer organisations in 30 countries, 750 employees and 20 offices in Finland and also offices in China and United Arab Emirates.
Granlund specializes in design, consultancy and software services. The core of our expertise is energy efficiency.
Granlund Manager stores all of a building´s central assets, giving full visibility of asset information as well as the maintenance actions related to them. Information such as asset documentation, maintenance manuals, technical descriptions, pictures, maintenance reports and drawings can all be easily added into the system. With Granlund Manager, the maintenance data related to a building is always retained, even though suppliers or people change over time.
Granlund Head Office is located in Finland, Europe, and regional offices in Dubai, Arab Emirates, Shanghai, China as well as Malmo, Sweden.

About Suhail Bahwan Group
From a small trading enterprise at Muttrah in 1965, the Suhail Bahwan Group has grown to become one of the largest and most professionally managed business organizations in the Middle East. The Group's diversified businesses cover almost every aspect of people's lives - from automobiles, electronics, computers, travel, lifestyle and healthcare to agriculture, construction, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, oil and gas services and telecommunications - thus helping customers realise their dreams and aspirations to lead a quality life.
The Suhail Bahwan Group believes that understanding and anticipating customer needs is crucial to its continued success, and strives to provide customers with world-class products and services at the best value for money.
As a responsible corporate citizen and a pioneering Omani enterprise, the Suhail Bahwan Group is deeply committed to nation building and corporate social responsibility.