Following a competitive pitch process hospitality company Red Engine have selected Expansive FM to be their global CAFM partner. 

Red Engine are the company behind the Flight Club and Electric Shuffle brands, whose immersive, high-tech takes on traditional pub games have caught the imagination of a new generation of bar-goers. 


Red Engine already operate 11 award winning venues in the UK. Now, they have launched in the US.  


As their operations continued to scale, Red Engine wanted a global CAFM platform to oversee contractor management, maintenance KPIs, and budget control across their international real-estate.

Facilities Manager at Red Engine, Louis Atkins takes up the story:

“We’re really a technology company wrapped in a hospitality brand”, says Atkins. “We have complex technical assets to maintain as well as the normal maintenance needs of a busy hospitality brand.  Add to that the pressure of an international expansion, and we needed digital tools for oversight we could really depend on”


But the legacy system they used didn’t offer effective mobile access for contractors or site managers:  

“When it came to logging FM issues and chasing call outs we were tied to our laptops. We just didn’t have the flexibility and oversight we needed to effectively manage our venues on the go. In addition, our legacy systems couldn’t support our new operations in the US.  We needed a single CAFM where we could control and track maintenance activity, globally.  We wanted to capture all our data in one place to benchmark and improve our performance.”


Expansive was just the right fit.  As EFM founder Josh Greibach explains:

“Expansive  is a ‘mobile first’ CAFM  that gives Red Engine crew on the ground complete control over facilities and maintenance management no matter where they are in the world. Teams can use their mobile to log issues, request quotes, share photos and videos with engineers, and manage contractor visits in real time.”

Atkins continues:

“Expansive FM will be the single source of FM truth across our international real-estate. It will give our workers the tools they need to maintain our venues to the highest standard.  It will give us the global oversight of KPIs, budgets and spend we need.”

As the rollout in the UK and internationally in the States continues, Atkins is confident the partnership will be a success:

“The service and support is absolutely amazing”, says Atkins. “Expansive are always at the end of the phone.  Everything in the CAFM can be configured and changed, it can be customised  in exactly the way we want.”

Winning the battle for budget

Josh Greibach

Written by Josh Greibach

Josh Greibach is the CEO & Co-Founder of Expansive Solutions. His passion is delivering value through data-driven strategies. With a proven track record in leading successful teams for both B2C and B2B, Josh now focuses on rocking the world of facilities management with his FM software. He's here to revolutionise the industry and help businesses thrive in our digital-driven world.

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