Johannesburg – 4 March 2015; Tsebo  Group (Tsebo) and Allterrain Services Incorporated (ATS) today announced the merger of the two entities, resulting in the first truly Pan-African Services Group, with a combined turnover in excess of R6 billion, 26 000 employees and 7 000 active customer sites.

“The merger between Tsebo and ATS has seen the Group grow from having a presence in 10 to 22 countries, thereby boosting our capacity to service customers across the continent and in the Middle East. Our medium-term growth strategy was to have 25% of our nett asset value in international markets and that has now been achieved. Long-term, we aim to extend that figure to 40%,” explained Clive Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Tsebo  Group.

“What makes us unique is not only our scale”, continues Smith, “it’s our ability to deliver global standards of quality under African conditions. Our clients rely on us to mitigate their operational risk, manage costs, align them to strategy and boost productivity”.

Commenting on the merger, Sanjay Narain, Chief Executive Officer of Allterrain Services Incorporated said, “The merged entities have resulted in a one-stop shop for customers across Africa. Both entities will continue to service customers as normal and the existing ATS management team remains intact. I look forward to Tsebo boosting the operational aspect of our business with the sharing of intellectual property, customer support, skills transfer and training and the introduction of more advanced technical solutions.”

Benefits to the customer will be numerous. By offering clients a sophisticated multinational client solution with account management across the African and Middle East, Tsebo will further enhance the value, quality and assurance its customers already enjoy. By providing the full range of tried and tested facilities services to service our customer’s non-core needs, Tsebo will be able to drive continual improvement in product consistency and quality, with the potential for efficiency gains and scale benefits across the merged entity.

“Tsebo has been very successful in securing some of Africa’s multinational, blue chip brands from financial services to the resources sector in its customer base. As expansion across the continent continues to present a myriad of opportunity for medium and large-sized organisations, the merged entities are well placed to grow with customers as their businesses extend across the continent,” concluded Smith.

Tsebo have over 40 years’ experience in the industry and offers customers integrated offerings in facilities services, catering, cleaning, oil and gas life support services, energy management, security, hygiene and outsourced procurement. The Group delivers these services by way of a range of respected market-facing brands including Drake and Scull, Fedics, ATS, Servco, KaramFedics and TSAfrika to name a few.

“Similarly to Tsebo, ATS has honed its offering over the past 17 years to include integrated solutions in the catering, cleaning, oil and gas life support services, facilities management and turnkey camp construction space across Sub-Saharan Africa. I am confident that the merged entities will continue to expand its presence across both Africa and the Middle East, to eventually become the number one operator in facilities services.” concluded Narain.