Servest grows Clicks business
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 16 July 2017 – Servest announced leading healthcare and pharmaceutical retailer Clicks has awarded Servest the contract to clean an additional 40 stores in the Western Cape.
This award means that Servest will now provide cleaning services to every one of Clicks’ 500 stores in South Africa. Servest has successfully partnered with Clicks for the last two years, with the original mobilisation seeing Servest activate services across 417stores in 14 days.
Steve Wallbanks, Servest CEO, believes that the Servest partnership approach and advanced cleaning practices have been critical factors in this award and that it has further reinforced Servest’s position as a leader in the retail cleaning environment.
“The recent opening of our dedicated Cape Town Regional office will also provide Clicks with the necessary support to manage a contract of such a scale” said Steve.
Servest currently employ over 4,500 people in the Cape Town area and planned expansion would see this double in the next 3-5 years, creating thousands of entry level, semi-skilled, supervisory and management positions across the city. Adding the 40 stores to the Clicks contract will result in 40 new positions being created in the Western Cape, the first of many as committed by management in May 2017.
Following a landmark black economic empowerment deal with investment Holding company Kagiso Tiso Holdings, Servest is the largest, majority black-owned facilities management company on the African continent.
The company has a significant presence in Africa and the United Kingdom with multicurrency earnings. Servest’s African operations are headquartered in Johannesburg and have a footprint in 10 African countries.
The Group employs 50,000 staff; has over 20 000 sites; our services, which include integrated facilities management, cleaning, parking, catering, hygiene, office services and landscaping, touch the working lives of thousands of people employed by eminent entities.
A feature of the Servest Group strategy is the extension of empowerment into its African markets through training, associations, partnerships and joint ventures. The aim is to create a foundation for sustainable growth through local capacity building.