Cleanzine: your weekly industry and hygiene industry news 13th June 2013 Issue no. 578
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OCS Group expands in Singapore through Don Thaker acquisition
OCS Group has acquired the outsourced cleaning company Don Thaker Group (DTG) in Singapore as a key step in the Group's strategic GBP40 million expansion plan for the region.
Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive Officer for OCS Group, explains: "We intend to grow revenues derived from overseas operations rapidly over the next three years. Following the acquisition of DTG, our Singapore-based operations will serve as a critical pillar of this global expansion effort."
Founded in Singapore in1992, DTG has specialised in aircraft cabin cleaning and related services for more than 20 years. The company lists airport services management companies Singapore Airport Terminal Services and Asia Pacific Star amongst its major clients. OCS will build on DTG's existing aircraft services portfolio at Changi Airport, developing this as its new regional hub for a range of aviation-related support and maintenance services.
International facilities services provider OCS will rename and rebrand DTG by the end of 2012 and will offer total facilities management services under the OCS umbrella.
Over the next three years, OCS aims to add another 1,000 jobs to the existing 1,000 full-time DTG staff in Singapore.
"Singapore has a sound infrastructure and is an established business and aviation hub with many regional and global multi-national corporations headquartered here," says Chris. "We will use Singapore to position ourselves as the principal TFM contractor for local, regional and global clients, targeting in particular the aviation, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical and IT manufacturing sectors."
DTG's Managing Director, Mr Thaker, is delighted at OCS's involvement: "I am honoured that OCS has invited DTG to be part of its global network," he says. "This partnership will raise our capabilities, range of services and geographical reach, helping us to take full advantage of the opportunities in this fast-growing region. More importantly, this partnership adds jobs to Singapore and allows our workers to improve their skill sets."
Says Chris: "Within three years, we intend to more than double our business and our workforce in the South East Asia region by growing within geographies where we are already present and entering new markets such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and India.
"By 2015, the Asian business will account for over half of our global revenue."
8th March 2012