Safeguards Secure Solutions records a significant history that dates back to more than 50 years since the 'Safeguards' company came into being. As a wholly local-run business, the company opened doors to foreign investment in 2002 when a merger with Securicor PLC, a security company listed in the London Stock Exchange was signed. Through this, Safeguards Securicor came into existence. Safeguards Group remained as the major shareholder, this time with global knowledge and local expertise. The company was then rebranded as Safeguards G4S after Securicor PLC merged with Group 4 Falck's security businesses to form Group 4 Securicor (G4S). In 2020, The Brink's Company, another leading global industry player listed in the New York Stock Exchange bought the G4S share. Safeguards Group remains as the major shareholder and today, the company is known as Safeguards secure Solutions. With the many milestones and unique history in its essence, Safeguards Secure Solutions continues to thrive by providing cash solutions services, manned security solutions and electronic security solutions through more than 7,000 employees nationwide. The company has 27 branches with cash processing facilities, 500 armoured vehicles and serves more than 8,000 self-service terminals with diverse customers from various industries all across Malaysia.
Multi Meridian Sdn Bhd (Multi Meridian) provides security and management services in recruitment, training and development, together with the deployment of security officers according to the needs of customers. These services comprise the auxiliary police team (Polis Bantuan), elite security officers, guarding unit comprising Nepalese and local guards, dogs unit, electronic security solutions and undercover agents among others. Being a relatively new guarding outfit which was incorporated in 2007, Multi Meridian successfully garnered RM1 million in sales revenue in just three years. This was attainable as the company prioritises careful selection of personnel and practises a rigorous screening process to ensure the safety of customers while maintaining professionalism. Today, the company has branches in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and Sabah.
Founded in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Multi Meridian Cleaners Sdn Bhd ("MMC") provides professional cleaning services for business establishments with branches in Johor, Penang, Perak and Sabah. MMC specialises in cleaning high-rise buildings and provides chemical floor wash with contractual and non-contractual maintenance services. The Company is vastly equipped with the latest cleaning gear such as leaf-blowers, high-pressure water jets and has various cleaning chemicals which suits the needs of clients.
In 2008, Safeguards Group began its regional foray by acquiring a 100 percent stake of MPA International. MPA International was established in 1955 and was incorporated in 1995 as the first private security company and the largest security business in Cambodia, with over 1,500 security personnel in its fold. The company has an extensive list of services where it provides aviation security, supply chain security, executive protection, patrol vehicles for 24-hour random inspection, along with other services such as cleaning services, pest control services and manpower supply. MPA International is the industry leader in Cambodia with clients ranging from embassies, shipping ports, international schools and banks among others. The company employs security experts from across the globe, with most employees having either police, military or many years of private security work experience. MPA International operates from its Head Office in Phnom Penh with branches in Siam Reap, Battambang, Sihanoukville and Kampung Cham.
Safeguards Securities Cambodia Ltd (SSC) was fully acquired by Safeguards Group in 2015. The Company offers integrated solutions through manned security guards, armed national police officers, electronic security systems as well as cleaning solutions. Safeguards Cambodia has over 450 security personnel with its base in Phnom Penh and branches in Siam Reap, Battambang, Sihanoukville and Kampung Cham.
The company is partly owned alongside a Vietnamese company, with the operations managed by the Malaysian Safeguards Group.
Bholat Safeguard comes from a long-standing history that spans over a hundred years since its formation by its founder, M.H. Bholat.
Safeguards Thailand was founded after Safeguards Group acquired a strongly established security business in Thailand - Security Powell Co. Ltd in September 2019. As part of the security arm of the Group, Safeguards Thailand has over 120 guards offering guarding services while also having trained firemen in its fold. The company additionally provides electronic security system solutions, security and safety training, construction site security and safety management, as well as cleaning services. Safeguards Thailand is based in Bangkok and plans to expand to other parts of Thailand.
Safeguard Lanka was formed in 1988, offering security services to many establishments in Sri Lanka.
PT. Manggala Kencana Jaya ("PTMKJ") is a professional security service provider based in Bekasi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. Established in 2017 and acquired by Safeguards Group in 2022, PTMKJ provides security services based on the professional knowledge and expertise of the Safeguards Group, following its motto; Total Security Solutions.
Established in 1982 as Oceanic Freightways Sdn Bhd, the company was acquired by Safeguards Group in 1997 and has rebranded itself as Safeguards Oceanic. The company started off with international freighting. After three decades, it is now a one-stop hub that provides comprehensive customer-centric logistic solutions from packing, storing, shipping, tracking, handling and delivery, whether for personal goods or heavy lift project cargoes through air and sea via its five subsidiaries. These subsidiaries are Air Oceanic Sdn Bhd, Safeguards Oceanic Freight Ways, Safeguards Oceanic Warehouse Sdn Bhd, Safeguards Oceanic Perak and Safeguards Oceanic Ipoh. Safeguards Oceanic has an extensive network that covers over 16 countries and 22 cities around the world.
SAF Works is a one-stop fleet management centre that has a widespread network in Malaysia, with five branches and three hubs. The company provides repair and maintenance services for business vehicles; including Puspakom inspection, road tax and insurance renewals, parking and storage management, tracking methods, as well as professional staff training and deployment. Since its formation in 1997, the company was initially known as iQ Works as it maintained Safeguards Group's internal transport fleets. It then rebranded itself as SAF Works in 2004 when it saw the business sense of stepping beyond internal fleets and expanding its services to external customers. This has augured well for SAF Works as today, it is a successful and independent company with established clientele.
Set up in 1988 by a Japanese visionary known as Tetsuo Saito, SAITO University College (SAITO) is the first design school in Malaysia. In the early days, SAITO was an academy with about 200 students enrolled. In 1997, Safeguards Group with its partners acquired SAITO. Today, the academy has been elevated to the status of a University College, stepping beyond the design platform and diversified into security, law enforcement, business, hospitality, culinary arts, logistics, education and languages programmes. The University College produces over 2,000 graduates each year and consistently sets high standards in academic results by providing affordable world-class education. SAITO has won many awards and accolades, among which are the Prime Minister Corporate Social Responsibility Award and NAPEI Excellence Award. Another education arm under the SAITO is Institut Teknologi Baiduri (ITB) which was acquired in 2000. ITB is a vocational training college based in the state of Johor that offers courses in electrical, electronic, information technology and business subjects.
Darma Tek Private Limited ("Darma Tek") is a software development company established in 2013. With the mission of helping clients grow their business, Darma Tek offers comprehensive web solution services for businesses across various industries, with its offshore development centre located in India and Project Management base in Malaysia. Its client base range from SME, Global Fortune 500 to niche technology companies. Darma Tek has extensive experience in the areas of software development programme of asset management, records management, fleet management, personnel utilisation, contract and roster, and timesheet management among others. Apart from this, the company also develops mobile applications, and provides website design, website customisation and search engine optimisation services.
In early 2000, Safeguards Group stepped into the Information Technology foray as it acquired E-Pedas Sdn Bhd.
Rex Industry Berhad ("Rex Group") is an investment holding company with 11 subsidiaries. The Group primarily manufactures and produces halal canned food including seafood, meat and vegetables, as well as beverages and confectionary products. These products are produced and traded under the brand name Rex, Noisette and Cinta among others. With over 60 items on its overall products list, most of these brand names have been in existence for more than 20 years and are widely distributed across Malaysia and other regions. The Group also operates in four principal geographical areas which include the United States of America, Europe and Asia, bringing together affordable food and beverage products for millions of consumers around the world.
Founded in 1983, Samudra Timur Sdn Bhd ("STSB") began operating in the field of trading and distribution of oil tools, spare parts and drill bits. Today, the company has expanded its oilfield services in the areas of tubular inspection and maintenance, while providing other ancillary services. These include hard banding welding and pressure testing services for businesses that operate in the upstream oil and gas industry such as operators, tubular suppliers, drilling contractors, oilfield service companies and drilling equipment rental providers. STSB is based in Terengganu and Labuan.
Safeguards CS Sdn Bhd (SCS) is one of the latest editions of Safeguards Group. The Company provides cash solutions that complement the banks' services, offering greater convenience to the general public. In June 2022, SCS obtained a license from Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Malaysia' Central infrastructure Provider) to connect to its Shared ATM Network and deploy the Safeguards Cash Recycler Machines (Safeguards CRM). The Safeguards CRM enables interbank cash withdrawals, interbank cash deposits, instant transfers, and balance inquiry transactions for customers of 20 banks in Malaysia. On 6 July 2023, SCS achieved a significant milestone by rolling out its first Safeguards CRM. Distinctively, Safeguards CRM is a one-stop machine that accepts cash deposits for real-time credit into any savings, current, loan and credit card account of these 20 banks. SCS aspires to deploy 500 Safeguards CRMs by June 2026, with 20 percent of these CRMs to be located within the unserved and under-served communities in West and East Malaysia.
Safeguards KioskMedia (M) Sdn Bhd (Safeguards KioskMedia) incorporated into Safeguards Group in 2021. It is a market leader in kiosk-based self-service solutions that designs, integrates and deploys customised self-service solutions for its clients to achieve targets, improve customer services and increase revenue through the self-service channels. Safeguards KioskMedia began operating in 2000 by deploying touch monitors and kiosk casings to Malaysia and Singapore. The company further grew by providing information kiosks, payment kiosks, and multi-payment and services kiosks to various malls, universities, factories, corporations and religious centres among others. Today, KioskMedia has expanded its client base in Brunei, Qatar and Thailand, with more than 2,800 units of various kiosks.
SB Machines Sdn Bhd (SB Machines) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Safeguards Corporation. SB Machines acquired the business from CL Systems Sdn Bhd in 2021. The Company was incorporated the same year to undertake a new service offering, namely the sale or leasing of cash machines, which include Cash Recycling Machines (CRM), Automated Teller Machines and bulk Cash Deposit Machines. This acquisition is a further step forward in Safeguards Corporation’s service offering in the Cash Management value chain in streamlining the Cash Machines division under one subsidiary, focusing on offering the sale, or leasing, and maintenance of cash machines in the banking and business industry. SB Machines is the Malaysian distributor for Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions. The Company serves 10 Banks using the Hitachi SR7500 CRM and has over 880 CRMs installed across East and West Malaysia. SB Machines strives to continuously serve its clients efficiently with new offerings and service packages.
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