Dubai Industrial City, Kanoo sign DQM agreement
Dubai, September 8, 2008
Dubai Industrial City has signed an MoU with the Kanoo Group to assess the leading business group’s operations across the UAE and Oman, utilising the Dubai Quality Mark (DQM) standards.
The Dubai Quality Mark (DQM) is managed by Maqayees, the Dubai Centre for Industrial Standards that operates under the umbrella of Dubai Industrial City.
It offers an integrated management system to enable companies achieve sustainable quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) performance for higher productivity and enhanced results.
Rashed Al Ansari, vice president of Dubai Industrial City, signed the agreement with Mishal Kanoo, deputy chairman, Kanoo Group for the UAE and Oman at the industrial hub's main office in the presence of senior officials.
Al Ansari pointed out that the Dubai Quality Mark (DQM) was internationally accepted as a global benchmark for the integrated QHSE management system standard.
'It offers an ideal solution for businesses to tackle all operational challenges related to quality, environment, IT security and legislation, health and safety. We are confident the Kanoo Group will immensely benefit from the newly-established synergy with Dubai Industrial City,' he remarked.
Kanoo said it was a privilege to join hands with Dubai Industrial City which shared the company's commitment to continually upgrade the quality of business processes.
'We are confident our alliance with the leading industrial destination will allow us to enhance our core deliverables to our clients, and eventually raise Dubai’s quality benchmark as the regional standard for committed industry players,' he observed.
The Dubai Quality Mark is based on the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 22000 and other international best practices.
DQS – the German certification body for management systems – has validated Dubai Quality Mark as fully suitable to establish and implement an integrated management system in compliance with all global standards.
'The DQM assessment of the Kanoo Group is the first in a series of assessments that will be completed for major business groups across the UAE,' Al Ansari noted.
'We aim to aggressively spread awareness about DQM and its enormous long-term benefits to companies in the region that seek to upgrade their resources for achieving higher operational results, particularly in the implementation of QHSE standards,' he added.
Located on Emirates Road adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali port, Dubai Industrial City also enjoys a strategic advantage of its proximity to major highways.
Covering an area of 560 million sq ft, it will be a dedicated manufacturing destination comprising six industrial clusters for food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment and parts and machinery and mechanical equipment.
Designed to incorporate additional facilities for logistics, warehousing and labour accommodation, apart from commercial, residential and entertainment zones, Dubai Industrial City will be an integrated one-stop industrial destination, providing tenants with a critical competitive advantage in human resources, logistics and business operations.-TradeArabia News Service