Kuala Lumpur, 16 March 2016 – At a time when many businesses are scaling back, others are of the belief that there’s ‘no time like the present’ to kick-start something. Let’s face it. Establishing a new office can incur a huge expense for businesses. Smaller serviced office concepts are a dime a dozen these days; and most of them only serve the purpose of providing companies with a fancy address (with a relatively hefty price tag) but little of anything else.
For some, that’s okay; but for other businesses, where every single cent counts, they expect the office space to reflect the investment they’ve put in. This is where Servcorp comes in. As one of the world’s largest providers of managed workspace solutions, Servcorp offers a diverse range of smart, flexible and professional solutions and advanced technologies to businesses of all sizes.
Today, Servcorp Malaysia marked their latest milestone – the launch of their newest serviced suites, strategically located in Kuala Lumpur’s newest state-of-the-art building, Ilham Tower. Graced by Guest of Honour, His Excellency Rod Smith, PSM, the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, alongside Marcus Moufarrige, Chief Operating Officer of Servcorp, Servcorp Malaysia is among the first businesses to establish a presence in this 60-storey skyscraper, which is a dramatic union of sleek glass, steel accents and greenery – a masterpiece by Fosters + Partners.
With easy access to Kuala Lumpur’s major transportation arteries, Ilham Tower is comprised of 33 floors dedicated to office suites, and a further 22 floors of serviced apartments, with a total GFA close to 1,000,000 sq ft. Adding to its MSC-compliant status, Servcorp Malaysia – located at Level 33 of Ilham Tower, is aimed directly at businesses requiring MSC status, with a good mix of existing occupancy, ranging from IT, Oil and Gas, Investment Banking and further afield. The luxurious office space offers a flexible work environment, abundant security and solid connectivity which are essential for successful businesses to thrive.
Servcorp’s stunning premises in Ilham Tower offers a range of workspace solutions, including sixty (60) individual company office suites – with the ability to fit anything between one (1) to ten (10) people per office suite, depending on its size and layout. Hot-desking facilities, ever-increasingly important for short term business travelers, offer a quick office-away-from-office for those who need a private space to work or take calls, without the need for a large office environment.
Level 33 also houses a fully stocked kitchen and pantry facility, serving tea and coffee, among other beverages, to ensure personal levels of comfort. Complete with
Servcorp’s patented / in-house client support software and systems supporting each workspace, one (1) large board room that accommodates up to twenty (20) people, and two (2) meeting rooms is also available for exclusive use of Servcorp clientele, ensuring that every business, local, regional or international, has the facilities it needs to operate in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Started by Alfred Moufarrige 38 years ago, the Servcorp story remains as unique as the many clients the company serves every day. Prior to forming Servcorp in 1978, Alf was working in the liquidation of property developers. He observed that many large property developers in Australia at that time, through boom and bust – would go from deal-to-deal and borrow money; sometimes the deal worked out, other times it fell through. Wisely, Alf thought that if he created a cash flow income, he could run a property company that would be essentially bust-proof.
When Alf couldn’t find a suitable office, he decided to lease an entire floor, and then subsequently sub-lease the remainder of the floor; a concept which ultimately grew and expanded to occupy office rental space in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Singapore and throughout South East Asia, France and Japan. Ever entrepreneurial, Moufarrige investigated the shared office space concept further to include shared receptionist facilities, secretarial services and other costs to keep overheads to a minimum.
The concept was simple and practical: provide clients with optimum city office space at a reasonable cost; foster a professional environment and offer support services with the latest technological innovations and a solid team, all without customers needing to make massive capital investments or other commitments. In this way, companies using Servcorp’s services were free to focus on their number one priority: their business; while rest assured that the Servcorp team will provide dedicated and superior support services for all business categories.
Pioneering the Virtual office concept in 1980 – which enabled businesses to have the support and facilities of a serviced office without the cost of full time office space, Servcorp continues to grow and expand its services. Marcus Moufarrige, the son of Alf Moufarrige joined the business in 1992, served as General Manager of Asia Pacific before becoming Servcorp’s Chief Operating Officer, a role in which he developed the advanced IT infrastructure that now underpins Servcorp’s business. In 1999, the company was publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:SRV), with the Moufarrige family remaining as the majority shareholder, with an impressive global network with centers across Australia and New Zealand, and other prominent locations such as China, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, France and United States.
In January 2012, Marcus became Chief Operating Officer, a move which he says reflects the vital role that technology currently plays in Servcorp’s operations. “The technological aspects of our business, especially cloud computing services, are today at the core of Servcorp’s operations – both in terms of service delivery and our continuing expansion,” Marcus says.
Regardless of location or type of business, Servcorp offers a dedicated support team, elegant office space with fully-equipped facilities, and cutting-edge technology. Servcorp offers clients more for their expenditure with prestigious corporate address, hassle-free dedicated receptionist and call services, professional secretarial services and a multilingual personal assistant, leading-edge IT services and tools (including Servcorp online), executive suites, worldwide boardrooms, meeting rooms, fullyfurnished office suites, and other amenities such as modern kitchens with a fully stocked fridge and coffee machine.
Being a market leader in the Serviced Office business and owning a track record of global growth at 150 locations globally in 22 countries, Servcorp is also a wellrecognised world leader in shared workspace technology solutions across the globe, investing over US$80 Million to develop a global network platform; also making it a unique, first-class facility providing IT services like Onefone voice-over IP telephony and conferencing capabilities, tier-1 fibre internet services on a Global Gigabit network, wireless presentation and conference system – Clickshare and Revolabs technology, MyComms apps and global number portability exceptionally dedicated to the extensive clientele background.
“The opening of the newest Servcorp facility in Ilham Tower highlights the importance of the Malaysian market within Southeast Asia. Servcorp Malaysia has been around for over 20 years, and as flexible office space steadily fits into our broader business culture, we hope to achieve our 2020 vision, which is to change the way people work, so that the Servcorp Network and flexible office space becomes an integral too needed for business success,” says Moufarrige.
Servcorp recently leased Level 85 of the New York World Trade Centre just prior to the opening of Servcorp Malaysia in Ilham Tower. It is expected that Servcorp will soon to be expanding to the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, by the end of this year, with Servcorp Iran celebrating their launch next month.