Company announces new contract wins with top industry players and 2017 strategic roadmap
January 31, 2017 – Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, has revealed that it will invest AED 60 million this 2017 to meet growth via targeted acquisition of local firms. The announcement was made during a press conference held today (Tuesday, January 31, 2017), at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah in Dubai where the leading FM company also unveiled its latest contract wins with giant industry players and its strategic roadmap for 2017 as it moves to cement its leadership in the flourishing regional FM sector.
In 2016, Imdaad acquired a firefighting company and a lifts, installations and maintenance firm as part of its comprehensive expansion approach to widening its scope and services. The AED 60-million investment plan will carry on the objectives of its growth strategy this year. Additionally, the company expects to perform strongly yet again after obtaining new major deals with key organisations and renewing agreements with top long-time clientele.
Its new contracts include a deal with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) for the upkeep of all mosques under its mandate; Mashreq Bank; Dubai Parks and Resorts; the posh Palazzo Versace hotel; Lapita Hotel; TECOM; the Dubai Opera house; Be’ah (Oman Environmental Services); Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD); Nakheel; Wasl; Al Fattan Properties; Kingfield Owner Association Management Services; and ENOVA.
These new developments along Imdaad’s latest achievements and industry expectations for 2017 were announced against the background of a rising FM sector in the UAE. Industry estimates put the GCC’s cumulative FM spend at USD 892 billion over the last 25 years, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE as leaders. Globally, as per a market research report released by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the FM industry is seen to be worth USD 394.69 billion by 2017.
Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “Although the UAE FM industry is still in its infancy when held up against mature markets such as Europe and North America, it is nonetheless accelerating at the unprecedented rate. To capitalise on considerable opportunities in the local and regional FM sectors, we at Imdaad are intensifying our efforts to keep up with the latest trends and developments in these markets, especially in terms of technological innovations. For 2017, we have laid out an all-encompassing roadmap that will ensure both exceptional delivery of services to our clientele and significant contributions to the Emirates’ socio-economic prosperity in line with the goals of UAE Vision 2021. With our new agreements and key investment strategy, we are keen on working with all our partners from the public and private sectors to achieve our development objectives.”
In line with its strategy of maintaining market leadership in introducing pioneering solutions and innovative services, Imdaad has embarked on a number of game-changing initiatives over the past years that have had reshaped the FM market in the UAE. The state-of-the-art Imtedaad, for instance, has become one of the industry’s much-talked-about technological platforms due to its ability to intelligently analyse the performance trends of interconnected assets.
Imtedaad – designed based on the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) – works by correlating all essential data with the behaviour of the building’s ecosystem to come up with a set of recommendations and corrective actions. Among the technology’s top-notch features include cognitive computing platform, predictive maintenance capability, seamless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, automatic corrective measures, real-time monitoring and tracking of assets, and energy management. It has a significant potential to cut the use of energy by up to 50 per cent and increase facility use by up to 80 per cent.
Imdaad has always emphasised on deploying eco-friendly equipment and sustainable technologies across its operations to ensure the highest level of service to its clients. The move also actively contributes to the UAE’s strategy to build a sustainable economy and an environment that will help enhance the quality of life in the country.