OCS, Zahid launch FM joint venture in Saudi Arabia

Delivering facilities management services to the Saudi Arabia, the joint venture between UK-based OCS Group and Saudi-based Zahid Group will be known as OCS Arabia

The launch of OCS Arabia was held at the British Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The launch of OCS Arabia was held at the British Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

OCS Group and KSA-based Zahid Group have announced the launch of OCS Arabia, a joint venture that will deliver facilities management services in Saudi Arabia.

Based in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and with branches in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam, the FM company is expected to serve a wide-range of sectors. This includes aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, utilities and hospitality and education.

Launched on 24 November, 2015, the event was heled at the British Consulate in Jeddah and was hosted British Consul General and HE Mohammed Shokat. Several VIPs were in attendance including Amr Khashoggi, vice-president of group affairs at Zahid Group, as well as Stephen Waud, OCS group director.

Commenting during the launch, Darren Cosshall, general manager of OCS Arabia, said: “The unique offering of OCS Arabia enables customers to have all their FM requirements serviced by a single partner. Backed by the support of two well established and reputable organisations with a track record of delivering value to their stakeholders, I am confident that OCS Arabia will set a new standard in the industry.”

Additionally, Heather Suksem, OBE, CEO of South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East for OCS group, 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… I see a huge opportunity for OCS Arabia to grow and become the leader in the FM industry.”

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