UK-headquartered OCS Group has acquired the Singapore outsourced cleaning company Don Thaker Group (DTG) ‘as a key step in the Group’s strategic 40 million (pound sterling) expansion plan for the region.’
In an announcement made early this week, OCS Group CEO Chris Cracknell, explained, “We intend to grow revenues derived from overseas operations rapidly over the next three years. Following the acquisition of DTG, our Singapore-based operations will serve as a critical pillar of this global expansion effort.”
Founded in 1992, DTG has specialised in aircraft cabin cleaning and related services for more than 20 years. The company lists airport services management companies Singapore Airport Terminal Services and Asia Pacific Star among its major clients.
‘OCS will build on DTG’s existing aircraft services portfolio at Changi Airport, developing this as its new regional hub for a range of aviation-related support and maintenance services,’ stated OCS.
By the end of 2012 DTG will have been re-named and re-branded OCS and will offer total facilities management services under the OCS umbrella.
Over the next three years, OCS aims to add another 1,000 jobs to the existing 1,000 full-time DTG staff in Singapore.
“Singapore has a sound infrastructure and is an established business and aviation hub with many regional and global multi-national corporations headquartered here,” noted Cracknell.
“We will use Singapore to position ourselves as the principal TFM contractor for local, regional and global clients, targeting in particular the aviation, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical and IT manufacturing sectors.
“Within three years, we intend to more than double our business and our workforce in the South East Asia region by growing within geographies where we are already present and entering new markets such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and India.
“By 2015, the Asian business will account for over half of our global revenue,” enthused Cracknell.