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OCS Expands Pest Control Capabilities with UK Acquisition

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OCS has acquired leading Norfolk-based independent pest control solutions provider Abate Pest Management Services.

Founded in 1999, Abate has built a reputation in the pest control industry for its professionalism and the leading service they provide to their customers. With particular strength in Norfolk, Kent and Sussex, Abate services a range of customers in various sectors including commercial and residential housing, food manufacturing and high value cold storage. The company is a member of the British Pest Control Association.

The acquisition also extends the global facility services provider’s footprint in pest control by adding new expertise and exposure to different industries such as housing associations and food manufacturing.

OCS’s existing services offering will be extended to new service lines including CCTV drain surveys, controlled low temperature treatments and wood worm treatments. The transaction also supports the group’s commitment to the East Anglian region ahead of a planned relocation of its headquarters to Ipswich later this month.

Abate has built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading independent pest control businesses. Their expertise in diverse sectors like housing and food manufacturing broadens our service offerings and aligns perfectly with our commitment to exceptional customer service.

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The two businesses are fundamentally aligned to delivering the best outcomes for their colleagues, customers and the communities they serve. For OCS, the addition of Abate represents another step towards realising its mission of becoming the world’s premier facilities service provider.

Daniel Dickson, UK & Ireland CEO of OCS, comments: “Abate has built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading independent pest control businesses. Their expertise in diverse sectors like housing and food manufacturing broadens our service offerings and aligns perfectly with our commitment to exceptional customer service.

“This acquisition significantly strengthens our own pest control capabilities, adding much needed density to our operations in London, Norfolk, Kent and Sussex. Together, we will leverage our combined expertise to grow into a leading provider of pest control solutions in the UK, while propelling OCS’s wider global growth ambitions.”

Jon Blake, managing director of Abate Pest Management Services, adds: “Abate has operated independently as one of the UK’s premier pest control providers for over 25 years and we are proud to have built a strong customer base thanks to the leading service we provide. OCS recognises the strength of our business lies within our team who have been central to the success of our business. I am confident that together we can offer our customers a truly market leading service.”

OCS has announced an ambitious target of doubling its revenue over the next five years through both organic growth and strategic M&A as it aims to challenge Facilities Management giants globally. The acquisition of Abate Pest Management Services is its third in the UK during the last six months, and follows those of education and healthcare-focussed facilities services provider Accuro and leading security company Profile Security Services.

Recent contracts awards to OCS include the Government Property Agency (GPA), Irish Rail and Royal Parks.

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