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Grako, Gecko ME team up with Abu Dhabi's NCC Group

Grako is one of the companies that cleans the facades of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Airport

Grako and Gecko Middle East have signed a partnership deal with the UAE's NCC Group.
Grako and Gecko Middle East have signed a partnership deal with the UAE's NCC Group.

Facility management (FM) firm Grako and its sister company Gecko Middle East have inked a partnership agreement with support services firm the National Catering Company (NCC Group), one of the country's largest conglomerates.

According to a statement, the tie-up is aimed at “unleashing the growth potential that the newly formed partners can capitalise on, given the national investments and growth expected in select sectors like FM, oil and gas, and maritime industries”.

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Both Grako and Gecko will continue to operate independently, led by their founder and chief executive officer, Alain El-Tawil, who is keen on expanding his Abu Dhabi operations further by “leveraging NCC’s well-established client base and reach especially in the oil and gas and maritime industries”.

Also speaking on the tie-up, Abdullah Mazrui, NCC chairman, said: "Both Grako and Gecko have deep knowledge and expertise in their respective fields, which should prove to be extremely valuable for our current and future customers.

“We consider Grako and Gecko to be the most suitable partners for NCC to accelerate our growth ambitions in both the FM industry and our support services business targeting industrial sectors.”

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“Our vision for growth has no limits and we are very proud to join forces with such a reputable Emirati organisation,” added Tawil. “Along with NCC, we look forward to exploring the new prospects this strategic partnership will create for both Grako and Gecko.”

Grako is most commonly known for cleaning the facades of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Airport, with Abu Dhabi-based NCC one of the largest support services conglomerates in the UAE, specialising in industrial and corporate catering, FM, engineering, retail, and food & beverage.

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