Hitches and Glitches in 100 school contract win

Ministry of Education appoints school FM contract in northern Emirates

Hitches and Glitches will provide maintenance and upkeep services for 100 schools in Ras al Khaimah and Umm al Qwain. Photo: Getty Images.
Hitches and Glitches will provide maintenance and upkeep services for 100 schools in Ras al Khaimah and Umm al Qwain. Photo: Getty Images.

The UAE's Ministry of Education has awarded Hitches and Glitches the FM contact for 100 schools in the Northern Emirates.

The contract, which demonstrates H&G stepping into the commercial property and infrastructure sector, will see the provision of maintenance and upkeep services for schools in Umm Al Qwain and Ras al Khaimah.

"For us the foray into the commercial property and infrastructure is a natural and diagonal expansion leveraging our acknowledged strength in the FM segment. We are confident that we will be able to replicate our success in the residential domain to the commercial and infrastructure as well," said Malay Shroff, COO, H&G.

He said the FM contract from the Ministry of Education was a significant win and would play on the company’s strength which was its expertise in using FM to prevent the erosion of asset values of properties. He also added that the company was in the ideal place to expand into the commercial sector.

"H&G’s decision to diversify into asset classes other than residential also entails expansion of our operations in terms of additional industry-specific work force and equipment so that we can enhance our reach to various sectors within the commercial and infrastructure sector.

"The company will focus on various sub-classes including business towers, large business vertical facilities, hospitality entities including hotels and retail."
 

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