Independent utility cost management consultancy Utilitywise will provide Asda’s in-store Internet of Things solutions.

The systems to be provided by the Newcastle-based supplier range from refrigeration and lighting to fire alarms and security.

It will work closely with Asda’s facilities services partner, City Holdings, to deploy Utilitywise’s Dell-based Integrated Technology Management Solution across its UK estate.

Walmart-owned supermarket retailer Asda hopes to boost building and business performance through the deal, which should achieve substantial cost savings.

"Being selected by City Holdings on behalf of such a large-scale and prestigious organisation as Asda is a tremendous validation of our Intelligent Building IoT solution,” said Utilitywise COO Brin Sheridan.

“There is huge potential for our modern, technology-led solutions not only in the retail sector but in any sector encompassing businesses with physical premises and we are confident that we have an extremely competitive offering which will enable us to grow our market share in the building technology sector."

Tony Parkinson, head of engineering at City Holdings, added: "Utilitywise met the challenge and have consistently delivered beyond the team’s expectations a solution which meets all of our requirements.

“The feedback from my team and my own experience in relation to both the products and ways of working have been extremely positive.

“Working together will generate a major benefit to our customers."

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