International player OCS Group to offer Total Facilities Management services in India Commits to long-term investment

Ø  OCS Group strategically invests in  Absotherm Facilities Management Pvt. Ltd., Radiant Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd., Cannon Hygiene India Pvt. Ltd. & Central Investigation & Security Services Ltd.

Ø  With 22,000+ employees in India, OCS Group commits to job creation & skills enhancement with emphasis on people, processes and technology

Chris Crackell(CEO  OCS Group) Chris Crackell(CEO  OCS Group) Heather Suksem(Chief Executive Office South South east Asia & Middle East Heather Suksem(CEO South Southeast Asia & Middle East) Mr.Prashant Sule Mr.Sheldon Simons Mr. Chris Cracknell  Heather Suksem  Mr.Pradeep P Menon Ramesh Pimple

Mumbai, June 26, 2013: OCS Group, UK’s largest family-owned facilities services provider operating in over 40 countries, announced a significant business integration initiative wherein it now offers Total Facilities Management (“TFM”) services and end-to-end solutions to Indian clients. OCS Group’s TFM solution focuses on a seamless delivery of world-class facilities management solutions to Indian customers through an enhanced service line and management capability delivered by the most efficient procedures, technology and processes.

OCS Group has recently invested Rs. 200 crore in best-in-class high quality service providers in India such as Absotherm Facilities Management Private Limited (engineering), Radiant Hospitality Services Private Limited (housekeeping), Cannon Hygiene India Private Limited (hygiene and sanitation) and Central Investigation & Security Services Limited (security services). OCS Group can now directly deliver core facilities management services such as engineering, cleaning, hygiene, security and other FM services to Indian clients without appointing multiple subcontractors.

The number of people employed in various OCS Group operations in India is approximately 22,000 and OCS Group is focusing on job creation and skills enhancement of its employees.

Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive Officer, OCS Group, said, “India is a powerhouse in the global economy and the OCS Group reiterates its long-term commitment to this market through a single brand yet multiple business units. As the economic forecasts indicate an increasing demand for core facilities management services as well as increasingly high expectations from the workplace, OCS Group aims to become the preferred FM partner. As Indian customers seek the best value from outsourcing, OCS Group can deliver international best practice through our expertise, systems and resources. We will be offering a fully integrated back-office function coupled with a multi-service management team, cutting edge delivery models and lean process engineering.”

“India will soon be a major contributor to our global turnover. The OCS Group family in India is already 22,000 people strong and we aim to double the size of our business and people employed over the next 5 years to deliver double-digit growth strategy during this period. By offering professional training and providing gainful work we, at OCS Group, are creating sustainable solutions for Indian businesses and Indian citizens,” added Cracknell.

Heather Suksem, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East for OCS Group, added, “OCS has had a presence in India for the last 20 years and thanks to the huge affiliation between OCS Group and India, it’s been our desire to really grow our business here. Over the last few years, acquisitions have been in the forefront of our group strategy. Coupled with OCS Group’s business integration initiative, we now have a strong pan India presence enabling us to support local, national and international clients. We have a clear strategy to integrate our service-oriented branch structure and to consolidate and expand our established markets while developing new emerging markets.”

“As a business with over 100 years experience focused on customer service, we recognise that all customers have specialist requirements and will continue to develop market sector specialisation. In India, we are already very well established in key sectors such as hotels, malls, manufacturing, commercial and residential and we intend to utilise our global and regional expertise to capitalise further on key markets including healthcare, aviation & education amongst others,” added Suksem.

The executive  management team of OCS Group in India now comprises – Pradip Menon, MD of Absotherm Facility Management; Sheldon Simons, MD of Radiant Hospitality Services Private Limited; Prashant Sule, MD of Cannon Hygiene India (Washroom and Hygiene Services); Ramesh Pimple, Chairman and K. N. Pimple, MD of Central Investigation & Security Services Limited (CISS); and Narendra Arora, Financial Director.


About OCS Group: OCS is an international facilities services provider in over 40 countries worldwide with a turnover of USD 1 billion (in FY2013) and employees of over 90,000 (as of June 2013), who deliver a range of services in a coordinated way, working to standardise its business practices in order to provide a first class service to customers. OCS is the largest family owned International Facilities Services Group headquartered in United Kingdom. It combines a family ethos in working culture with a meritocracy approach to management whilst maintaining operating standards similar to public companies. OCS values are underpinned by the ethical principles of honesty, humility, integrity, respect, transparency and trust. OCS, with its worldwide presence, has a strong focus in the Asian Market where over half of its global employee strength is working in different counties across the region. Key services include facilities management, engineering, catering, cleaning, security, pest control and Cannon washroom services. Core skill is the management of labour on disparate sites to carry out non-core activities on behalf of customers, and increasingly this is being delivered on a multi-discipline basis. Further information about OCS and its associated activities may be found on the website at