● EFS Group completes the strategic acquisition of Guardian Safety & Security to complement its IFM offering;
● With this move, EFS has now integrated 95% in-house capability of IFM services throughout the group;
● This will facilitate EFS’s Group entry in the field of Fire Safety in India.
Dubai, 17th June 2021: EFS Facilities Services Group, the regional FM leader with over AED 5.2 Billion in contract backlog and operations in 21 countries, acquires Guardian, a company operating for over 12 years in the UAE providing best-in-class Fire Protection Systems and Services. This move was facilitated by an official signing ceremony between the entities at EFS Group Head Office in Dubai, UAE.
Guardian offers Total Fire Protection and Maintenance solutions ranging from sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fire alarm systems, clean agent systems, and many others as part of their installation and maintenance contract services. These turnkey service offerings are following NFPA standards and Civil Defense requirements with around 400 clients across the UAE.
Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO, said, “This move will go a long way as it will act as a significant enabler for EFS being a leader in the integrated facilities management space with a 21-year proven track record. This strategic move will further accelerate and broaden EFS’s capability in specialized systems and services. With the addition of Guardian into the EFS Group, EFS has expanded its technical expertise to ensure service excellence and sustainable service delivery to its clientele in the critical field of Fire Protection and safety. This will also facilitate our entry in Fire Safety in India as the country holds great potential for this business vertical”.
Sudhesh Bhaskaran, Shareholder and Managing Director of Guardian, said, “I am very pleased to state that it is a proud moment for Guardian to become part of EFS, under its highly professional and visionary leadership. By becoming a member of the EFS Group, Guardian stands to leapfrog and gain tremendously from the wealth of business practices and corporate management EFS brings on board. This indeed is a pivotal moment for the entire Guardian family members.”
With this acquisition, EFS has integrated 95% in-house capability of IFM services as part of EFS strategy to provide seamless, integrated facilities management services to its clients in the UAE.
Source: Gulf News