G4S Acquires the Project Security Systems Division of Eureka Forbes

G4S India takes over the project security systems division of Eureka Forbes Ltd and with this acquisition; G4S will double the size of its security systems business in India. G4S and Eureka Forbes have also entered into 50:50 Joint Venture for Monitoring Home Alarm systems in India.

Mr. Marzin R Shroff, CEO Direct Sales, Eureka Forbes Ltd. feels that this joint venture
is a perfect partnership that brings together the knowledge and
proficiency of the two leaders in their fields which will not only help
to reach out to more customers, but will also provide better customer

Ms. Rupal Sinha, Regional Managing Director is particularly happy
that this acquisition and strategic partnership has come at a time when
G4S has achieved the significant milestone of two decades successful
operations in India on October 23, 2009. This will further strengthen
G4S in providing efficient, effective and sustainable security solutions in the Indian market for which it has been recognized and accredited as pioneers for setting security industry.

Further, talking about G4S’ journey in India, Ms. Sinha says that it
all started with the vision of Mr. Jorgen Philip-Sorensen CBE,
President Emeritus, G4S, to lead the globalsecurity industry and have a
worldwide footprint that attracted him to the Asian market in late
80’s. He felt that India is on the verge of globalization and a need
for emergingsecurity industry will be inevitable for the business environment.

His vision met with the imagination of David I. Hudson MBE, Regional
President, G4S, who came to India to start the operations of Group 4
Securitas, (as it was then called) and built this business to the
magnitude that today it is considered to have set benchmark in the
Indiansecurity industry. As Mr. Hudson quotes – “Business in India is
only limited by your imagination”. The world didn’t stop there and Mr.
Hudson grew the business in Africa, Middle East and Asian markets.

G4S India strived in early 90’s to establish the concept of
professional manned security services and thereafter offered multiplesecurity solutions that entailed Security Systems
, Cash Services, Facility Management with focused training and quality
delivery being key to all the businesses. To maintain uniformity and
excellence, G4S conceptualized that the operating businesses must be
supported with the in-house garment manufacturing unit, IT solutions
and technology and Recruitment Company.

G4S’ garment manufacturing company, Indo British Garments,
accredited with SA 8000, has now grown to become leading uniform
solution provider within G4S worldwide exporting uniforms to over 50
countries. G4S IT Services and the recruitment company, First Select,
has similarly expanded its horizon by offering support to G4S companies
in Middle East, Asia and Africa.

G4S India has primarily grown organically and the past twenty years
have been eventful, and in many ways, epoch making journey, in terms of
both phenomenal growth, range of services provided, and a virtually
all-embracing portfolio of clients.

“With over 140,000 employees, we are not only the second largest
private employer in India but the country’s largest security company
and none of this would have been possible without the loyalty and
support of our employees, who are our biggest assets and these are
always reflected in our care, compassion, concern and equal opportunity
that we display not only towards our employees but to the community at
large with our CSR initiatives”…. says Ms. Sinha.

Ms. Sinha is enthusiastic about the future saying, “We enjoy the business of assisting our clients in finding the security solutions.
This often requires balancing competing objectives, and that’s where
our experience is invaluable. We are all very proud of this
accomplishment and grateful to our customers and employees who helped
us reach here.


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