FM EXPO 2012 round-up FM firms launch new products and services as they set their sights on regional expansion
Facilities management firms took the opportunity at FM EXPO 2012 to showcase services and products, and announce plans to make further inroads into region. fmME has snippets:G4S, a security provider based in the UAE, hopes to raise its profile in the market, and develop wider relationships with FM buyers and partners. Currently providing soft services, the firm is looking to expand to harder FM within the next year.
Emrill launched a new Emrill Energy division in partnership with two energy companies — Irish firm Crowley Carbon, Ireland and CES UK — to provide energy management solutions from consultancy and design through to installation and monitoring.
Imdaad’s CEO, Jamal Abdulla Lootah told fmME he believes the FM sector in the UAE should develop in tandem with the ground-breaking buildings being created in the country, and be the best globally.
Khansaheb Facilities Management is hoping to push its name out into the public domain, to capitalise on the existing reputation of the parent construction firm.
Liquid of Life launched its new range of designer bottle-free dispensers. Founding partner Rukhsana Kausar said the new range will target the “luxury side of FM” with the dispensers designed in a gold finish. The facilities management sector is ripe for a technology boost, according to Antonio Ramirez Mayo, GM, Rosmiman MMS.
Rope access company, Spider Access, is currently boasting a 100% safety record after three years of operations. Paul Lenin, account manager, attributed this achievement to IRATA certification and training that allows the staff to maintain a safe working environment. Khidmah launched a larger office in the Western Region as part of its expansion in Al Gharbia, and has the only motor re-winding workshop in the region. It launched its Emergency First Response training, and a ductcleaning service conforming to the National Air Duct Cleaning Association guidelines.
WELCOME TO THE FIRST FACILITIES MANAGEMENT MIDDLE EAST POWER LIST, AND MEET THE 50 PEOPLE WHO ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE FM INDUSTRY IN THE GCC REGION
The facilities management industry in the region has been steadily growing over the last few years, and because of its current, busy nature, we realisedit was time to recognise the influential figures of FM in the GCC with Facilities Management Middle East’s inaugural power list.
How was the list compiled? We defined power as influence. Essentially, the more people you can influence, the more powerful you are.
We shortlisted people from every section of the industry — integrated facilities management, security, cleaning, energy services, pest control, waste management, and even included suppliers and academics. We should make it clear that the power list is not scientific, and only represents our own analysis of the balance of power in the facilities management industry.
Putting this list together was a challenge, but the power these 50 individuals collectively represent packs a mighty punch. We hope this list generates debate and discussion within the community, and will mark the start of an annual look at the movers and shakers of the FM industry in the GCC region.
THE POWER 50 LIST IN FULL
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