OCS Arabia, a facilities management joint venture established between Saudi-based Zahid Group and UK-based OCS Group, has officially launched its operations in Saudi Arabia.
Headquartered in King Abdullah Economic City with branches in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, OCS Arabia delivers a comprehensive range of best in class facilities management solutions, benchmarked against the highest international standards. The company serves a wide range of sectors including aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, utilities, hospitality and education.
This joint venture illustrates Zahid Group’s commitment to deliver world-class products and services in Saudi Arabia, and OCS’ desire to expand its presence in the Middle East. Combining Zahid Group’s existing facilities management operation and local knowledge with OCS’ global expertise, OCS Arabia is well positioned to become a market leader in the Kingdom.
The launch of OCS Arabia took place on 24 November 2015. The event was hosted by the British Consul General, His Excellency Mohammed Shokat, at the British Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Those in attendance from Zahid Group included Sheikh Talal Y. Zahid, Chairman; Mr. Wafaa Zawawi, Managing Director; Mr. Amr Khashoggi, Vice President Group Affairs; and Mr. Zayd Zahid, Director Investments. Attending from OCS Group were Mr. Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Stephen Waud, OCS Group Director; and Ms. Heather Suksem OBE, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East.
Speaking from the event, Mr. Wafaa Zawawi said, “As an international industry leader with whom we share a long term vision and core values, OCS Group is an ideal partner. Our cooperation will ensure to deliver the most effective value added services and sustainable solutions in support of the remarkable development our Kingdom has witnessed and continues to embark on.
Mr. Darren Cosshall, General Manager of OCS Arabia, commented, “The unique offering of OCS Arabia enables customers to have all their facility management requirements serviced by a single partner. Backed by the support of two well established and reputable organizations with a track record of delivering value to their stakeholders, I am confident that OCS Arabia will set a new standard in the industry.”
Ms. Heather Suksem added, “Saudi Arabia is an important strategic move to increase our geographic presence in the Middle East and shows our strong commitment we have in the region. This partnership with Zahid Group is a key step for our growth in the Middle East and will enable OCS to deliver best-in-class solutions in response to the rapid development here. I see a huge opportunity for OCS Arabia to grow and become the leader in the Facilities Management industry.”
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About OCS Group
OCS Group is a United Kingdom-based, leading total facilities management provider. Present in over 50 countries with the support of over 94,000 employees, OCS Group offers more than 80 services across a diverse range of sectors including aviation, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, utilities and hospitality. OCS’ clients include leading international airports, best in class hospitals, state-of-the-art factories, and prestigious sporting venues. OCS Group delivers complete, efficient and sustainable solutions tailored to meet individual clients’ requirements.
About Zahid Group
Zahid Group is a privately held organization representing a diverse range of companies, strategic partnerships, and world-renowned brands. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Group is led by an established family whose commercial roots date back over a century. Today, the Group is active in a number of thriving industries: building materials; commercial vehicles; community and facility management; construction and heavy machinery; energy and utilities; financial services; hospitality; investment; oil and gas; real estate; transportation and logistics; and travel and tourism.