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OCS Helps Eurostar to Shine
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, has awarded OCS a contract to provide cleaning services for its trains at St Pancras International and its Temple Mills depot in Leyton, East London.
"We are delighted to have won this contract at a key time for Eurostar," says Eddie Ratcliffe, OCS Operations Director. "The high-speed passenger rail service provider is looking to expand its operations with new routes and destinations across Europe. We intend to support its clear focus on providing a quality experience for the passenger with a first-class cleaning service."
Paula Longuehaye, Cleaning Contracts Manager for Eurostar, explains further: "We have recently announced a £700 million capital investment in our fleet, which includes purchasing 10 new trainsets and completing the overhaul and refurbishment of our existing fleet. In a world of on-rail competition having modern and smart trainsets will be key to our success and OCS's experience and expertise make them the perfect partner to help us deliver this."
More than 100 OCS staff will provide cleaning services across the two sites; these include 26 turnaround cleans a day at St Pancras International and between four and 12 service cleans each night at the Leyton depot.
OCS has enjoyed an eight year relationship with Eurostar, providing a range of services at both Waterloo and St Pancras International as well as at the Temple Mills depot.
OCS Group is an international facilities services provider employing over 63,000 people worldwide, providing services including catering, security, cleaning, engineering, horticulture, hygiene, waste management and pest control, on a single, bundled or fully integrated basis, across a range of market sectors. It has a turnover of more than £700 million.
The business started trading over 100 years ago and is now in the fourth generation of family ownership. It remains at the forefront of its sector, harnessing advanced technologies and management systems to deliver quality and performance to customers.
OCS has an organisational commitment to sustainability and to extending its internal culture within the wider communities in which it works in order to promote social, ethical and environmental best practice. The company looks closely at the impact its business activities have on the earth's natural resources and is committed to a path of steady reduction. OCS's strong emphasis on its people includes ongoing training and continuous improvement programmes to ensure client relationships are built on quality service, collaboration and trust.
10th November 2011