Serco celebrates 60 years in ME
Dubai, June 5, 2007
Serco, a leading international services company with a turnover of $5 billion, is celebrating 60 years of service in the Middle East.
Serco, which has 46,000 employees in 38 countries, works in partnership with governments around the world to deliver essential public services, and operates in the areas of aviation, defence, science, infrastructure, homeland security and transport.
A pioneer in aeronautical services across the GCC, Serco Middle East first entered the region in 1947 as a provider of air traffic and engineering services for Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs (BCAA) and Sharjah International Airport, contracts which are held even today.
Serco has also delivered air traffic control and related services at Dubai International Airport since 1967 and it has long-standing contracts at the airports of Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, and Al Ain besides providing support to the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.
Through its subsidiary IAL, Serco Middle East also provides technology and systems integration solutions in the security, health, marine and aeronautical sectors.
Demonstrating its commitment to long-term partnering arrangements with government, Serco is involved with two major Public Private Partnership programmes in Oman and Al Ain.
For the future, Serco Middle East sees transport as a major sector for investment and growth. Building on a significant global presence in transport, ranging from managing railways in UK, Europe and Australia to operating the National Traffic Control Centre in England; the company aims to participate in the extensive transport initiatives which are appearing in the region as the infrastructure undergoes significant change.
Serco Middle East prides itself on being more than just a service provider. The company is passionate about being part of the community through the active promotion of Gulf nationalisation, corporate social responsibility, and technology transfer, it said.
“Serco’s 60-year heritage in the Middle East and successful track record in partnering with the public sector demonstrates our commitment to supporting the region’s vision of economic vitality,” said David McGhie, executive chairman for Serco Middle East.
“Moreover, our international expertise combined with local know-how enables us to manage organisational change that will help local governments improve public services and be successful in achieving their goals.” - TradeArabia News Service