Gulf Extrusions gets ISO certification
Dubai, March 4, 2009
Gulf Extrusions, one of the largest aluminum extrusion plants in the Gulf, has been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management.
The certificate is a benchmark of excellence given to companies that conform to world-class international standards.
The certification affirms the company’s continuing thrust of providing only the best quality aluminum products in the region, said a top official.
The ISO certification was awarded to Gulf Extrusions after a series of stringent assessments and inspections carried out by an accredited team from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, Dubai, which was the certification authority.
'The ISO certification underscores our long-standing commitment to quality, product excellence and customer satisfaction,' said Modar Al Mekdad, general manager, Gulf Extrusions.
The certification complements Gulf Extrusions’ continuous focus on quality, which is reflected through an efficient production and after-sale process; use of the finest raw materials such as homogenized aluminum billets and high precision dyes; deployment of state-of-the-art extrusion presses; on-the-job training for new technologies; and simplification of delivery logistics.
'At Gulf Extrusions, we make it a point to ensure that quality is an integral part of all systems and processes, and all our employees fully understand the need to maintain the highest quality standards, which have been key factors behind our sustained success in the region,' he noted.
The ISO certification also bolsters Gulf Extrusions’ plans to expand its operations in the region and also into emerging markets like India, North Africa and the UK.
The company seeks to efficiently address the demand for aluminum extrusion in the Middle East region which, according to recent studies, has reached an average of 450,000 metric tons per annum in 2008, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait accounting for most of the demand.
Gulf Extrusions, part of the Al Ghurair Group of Companies, produces profiles ranging from architectural sections to components for household items, AC grills and customised products.-TradeArabia News Service