Advancing the Philippine Facilities Management Landscape: OCS Facilities Services Philippines Inc. | Inquirer Business

Advancing the Philippine Facilities Management Landscape: OCS Facilities Services Philippines Inc.

/ 12:28 PM November 30, 2023

We may have been traversing the New Normal for quite a while now, but there are still many things that need learning and relearning, things that take time to rebuild. While there are businesses and companies that have taken this quite well, there are also those who are still in the process of adapting.

Facilities Management has long been helping companies and businesses in keeping clean, safe, secure, and inviting environments. After adjusting to the new normal wherein business owners came to have more things on their checklist, outsourcing facilities management provides tremendous assistance to allow these companies to focus on their core business and help them flourish.

The OCS brand

OCS Facilities Services Philippines Inc. is part of the worldwide OCS Group, one of the world’s major Facilities Management companies, providing essential services that enhance the functioning, safety, and long-term viability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate assets in general. Cleaning services, technical maintenance, HVAC, gardening, security, pest control, and transportation are among the “non-core” duties that many businesses outsource to specialists like OCS.

OCS Facilities Services Philippines Inc
OCS Globally employs over 130,000 staff and operates in 26 countries, with an annual revenue of over >£2 billion GBP forecast to grow to >£4 billion GBP by 2027. In the Philippines, OCS operates nationwide and currently has over 4,000 employees.

Moving the Brand in the Philippines from Atalian to OCS

Today, OCS Philippines inaugurated their office space located at SM Offices’ Mega Tower in Mandaluyong City, together with the support of Pronove Tai International Property Consultants, their Tenant Representative.

OCS Facilities Services Philippines Inc
While the OCS brand is new to the Philippines, the company has, in fact, been in the country since 1969, when it began as a local family-owned and operated firm. The brand name changed through the years, most notably to Atalian Global Services after an acquisition in 2015, and now is changing again to OCS Facilities Services Philippines Inc. after Atalian divested its UK & Asia business to world-renowned Private Equity Investment firm, Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). At the same time, CD&R also acquired the OCS Group globally. CD&R opted to merge and rename both organizations internationally as OCS, hence the name change from Atalian to OCS Globally and in the Philippines.

“I am extremely excited as we enter this new chapter for OCS Philippines. We are uniquely positioned to move forward in the market with our tailored Integrated Facilities Management model, to service both our existing and prospective clients across a broad range of industries with an ever-expanding range of self-delivered services,” says Phil Carter, OCS Philippines’ Managing Director. “With our Global strength and history, as well as our local and regional knowledge, I see the launch of the OCS brand in the Philippines as a real ‘game changer’ in the Philippines FM market.” 

The business

OCS Philippines is currently in a strong growth phase, building its business organically and through direct inquiries from prospective new clients, all the while leveraging on positive recommendations from its existing clients and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with them. With the debut of the OCS brand in the Philippines, the company seeks to operate across all business sectors and currently has a strong foothold with offices in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. OCS Philippines currently provides services to corporate offices, manufacturing plants, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, and logistics, to name just some of the segments they work in.

Self-delivering services

Wherever possible, OCS Philippines self-delivers the services for which it is contracted, allowing its full-time workers to complete the jobs, rather than outsourcing to local organizations and/or individuals, as done by many of its competitors. 

OCS Philippines also provides Mobile Service teams that can respond and adjust to their clients’ varying needs, allowing them to be more flexible and responsive when needed. The mobile teams provide a comprehensive range of services all over the country, including electrical and air conditioning maintenance, generator set testing and repairs, specialized cleaning, and pest control services, to name just a few.

Incorporating technology into operations

With the vision of moving towards innovation in this modern world, OCS Philippines is looking to incorporate more technology into its operations solutions. One area it is exploring is possibly utilizing robotics machines deployed across selected sites for cleaning. By doing this, the physical labor of workers will be significantly reduced while also boosting focus on tasks that really need much more of a “human touch” from its dedicated staff.

Expansion and motivation

With its single point-of-contact Facilities Management services, there is no doubt that OCS Philippines offers efficient delivery. Moving forward, as the new brand is launched in the Philippines, the company intends to expand to a wider range of industries, including the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector, education, and hospitality, among others.

As companies continue to navigate their ever-evolving business landscapes, Facilities Management will play a bigger role in their decision-making moving forward. OCS Philippines is set to play a big role in creating and maintaining an excellent environment conducive to safety, productivity, wellness, and success. 

To learn more about OCS Philippines, please visit or reach out via [email protected]


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