May 01 2012
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OCS group, UK largest family-owned total facility management company enters Qatar market in joint venture with Tadmur holding
Commenting on the joint venture, Chris Cracknell said "OCS Group is delighted to celebrate ourentry into the Middle East by launching operations here in Qatar.This partnership is a key part of our international growth plans. It combines Tadmur's established businesses and network with OCS's international experience in delivering facilities services and brings the valued OCS brand and our class-leading systems and service levels to new markets. Qatar's success and stability, its fast expanding market along with the growing demand for total facility management solutions and our proven capacity to meet those demands, made it a perfect choice for OCS."
OCS's partnership with TadmurHoldings brings the number of countries that OCS operates in worldwide to over 30, marking the global company's presence in Europe, Australasia, the Americas, Africa, Asia and now, in the Middle East region.As Britain's largest family-owned International Facilities Service Provider, established in 1900, OCS today is a 1.1 Billion US $ company, headquartered in the UK and employing over 60,000 staff across the globe.
Tadmur Holding CEO and OCS Qatar board member, DaferHallawaexpressed confidence in the partnership and its high potential to expand the level of services available in the local market saying, "The highly regarded and respected Tadmur brand has been built over the past 27 years. With ten successful subsidiary companies, I am certain that there is enormous opportunity to jointly leverage the existing Tadmur businesses with the new OCS facilities management business. OCS Qatar will be well-positioned to take advantage of the enormous infrastructure spending Qatar has set aside for the next five years. Tadmur Holding is very pleased with this partnership and we are looking forward to commencing operations for facilities services. OCS Qatar started work in Doha on the 1st of April 2012."
OCS Qatar is headed by General Manager Robert Craig, a property services professional with a wealth of experience in the region. Speaking to the media, he said "TadmurhasincorporateditsReal Estate property management and maintenance servicesalong with the Logisticssoft services division, uniting them with OCS's full portfolio and this will definitely result in a range of new and superiorservice lines to meet market demand. OCS has a wealth of experience serving Aviation,Healthcare, Commercial, Education, Hospitality, Leisure, Manufacturing, Public Service and Retail sectors. We believe that Tadmur's unrivalled local knowledge and experience together with OCS Group's world class capabilities will move this new companyto become the top Total Facilities Management service provider to Qatar's booming market. We are proud of this partnership and look forward to an exciting future."
OCS Qatar has already committed to and has begun to service the premises of Tadmur Group and its subsidiaries, together with the 250 plus commercial and residential properties owned within Tadmur Holding's shareholders Real Estate portfolio.
OCS is UK's largest family-owned Facilities Management Company with US$ 1.1 billion turn over. The company is headquartered in the UK and employs over 60,000 staff across the globe.Established in the year 1900, OCS has currently expanded over 30 countries spread across Europe, Australasia, the Americas, Africa, Asia and now, to the Middle East region.
OCS's core skill is the management of labour on disparate sites to carry out non-core activities on behalf of customers, and these activities are increasingly being delivered on a multi-discipline basis making the company a top choice for Total Facilities Management. The professional cadre of OCS staff deliver a wide range of services in a co-ordinated way working to standardised business practices in order to provide a first class service to customers.
OCS offers services for living, working, healthcare, education, industrial production, commercial development, retailing, utilities, transportation and other infrastructure, sports and leisure, entertainment and communication undertakings.
The company's services include Catering, Cleaning, Document Management, Engineering, Environmental Horticulture, Housekeeping, Hygiene, Hard Services, Inventory & Audit, Laundry, Office Services, Pest Control, Passenger Services, Property Services, Public Assistance, Specialist Services, Security and Waste Management. OCS specializes in offering services to Aviation, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Leisure, Manufacturing, Public Service and Retail industries.Further information about OCS and its associated activities may be found on the website www.ocsinternational.com
About Tadmur Holding
Tadmur Holding comprises ten subsidiaries that operate in Qatar using manpower strength of over 4,000 employees serving the Qatari construction market.
Tadmur was established in 1985. Among the company's leading subsidiaries are Tadmur Contracting, Tadmur Real Estate, Tadmur Trading, Takyeef Electromechanical, Roots Energy & Engineering Services, Tadmur Roofs & Pools, Arabian Supplies and Tadmur Logistics and Norwood Qatar.
Since its inception, Tadmur Holding has acted as a strong support base for its diverse units. Confidently facing a challenging future, the company is proud of its unprecedented growth, expansion and progress that it has achieved without compromising its professionalism, ethics and integrity. The renowned technical
know-how, innovation, high quality, efficiency and competitiveness represent the added value of Tadmur's turnkey services.
As a Group, Tadmur possesses vast experience in handling local projects and has a proven track record as one of the best-placed entities to undertake mega developments in Qatar.
Tadmur Holding is a leading contributor to the development of infrastructure and construction in the State of Qatar and has achieved great leaps in distinguishing itself locally for its completed and ongoing construction projects such as, Qatar Airways' Premium terminal at Doha International airport, Doha women sports club at Aspire Zone, Qatar University Library and the Student Centre at Qatar Foundation, to name few.
Further information about Tadmur Holding and its associated activities may be found on the website at: www.tadmurholding.com
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