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OCS to offer facilities management services in India11th of July 2013
OCS Group, one of the UK's largest facilities services providers with operations in over 40 countries, has entered into a business integration initiative whereby it now offers Total Facilities Management (TFM) services and end-to-end solutions to Indian clients.
The company has recently invested Rs. 200 crore (28 million euros) in high quality service providers in India such as Absotherm Facilities Management (engineering), Radiant Hospitality Services (housekeeping), Cannon Hygiene India (hygiene and sanitation) and Central Investigation & Security Services (security services.
This means OCS Group can now directly deliver core facilities management services such as engineering, cleaning, hygiene, security and other FM services to Indian clients without appointing multiple subcontractors.
The group's operations now employ around 22,000 people and it is keen to point out it is now focusing on job creation and skills enhancement of its employees.Chris Cracknell, chief executive officer of OCS Group, said: "India is a powerhouse in the global economy and the OCS Group reiterates its long-term commitment to this market through a single brand yet multiple business units. As the economic forecasts indicate an increasing demand for core facilities management services as well as increasingly high expectations from the workplace, OCS Group aims to become the preferred FM partner. "
As Indian customers seek the best value from outsourcing, OCS Group can deliver international best practice through our expertise, systems and resources. We will be offering a fully integrated back-office function coupled with a multi-service management team, cutting edge delivery models and lean process engineering."
He continued: "India will soon be a major contributor to our global turnover. The OCS Group family in India is already 22,000 people strong and we aim to double the size of our business and people employed over the next five years to deliver double-digit growth strategy during this period. By offering professional training and providing gainful work we, at OCS Group, are creating sustainable solutions for Indian businesses and Indian citizens."
Heather Suksem, chief executive officer for South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East for OCS Group, added: "OCS has had a presence in India for the last 20 years and thanks to the huge affiliation between OCS Group and India, it's been our desire to really grow our business here. Over the last few years, acquisitions have been in the forefront of our group strategy, coupled with OCS Group's business integration initiative we now have a strong pan India presence enabling us to support local, national and international clients."