The distinguished certification reflects the urgent need for quality building products and services in the construction industry amid the rising concern over fire safety and building security
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 June, 2013: DORMA Gulf, the regional arm of the key global player in door technology sector with a century old legacy, today received the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification at an event held at the newly opened flagship DORMA showroom “The World of Access” on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai attended by Mr. Brian Baxter, Service Delivery Manager of M/s.Lloyds Register Quality Assurance. The certification of DORMA Gulf represents a milestone in DORMA's 40 year long presence in the region whereby DORMA products are installed in most of the prestigious projects in the region such as Burj Khalifa, Mall of the Emirates, and Dubai Metro.
The ISO certification holds prominence given the robust rebound in the region's construction sector that is attracting foreign investments in the recent times. The UAE government's stand to safeguard the end user's interest has given a wider scope to compliance with international standards in construction activities and highlights the need to improve fire safety and building security in the country. In fact, DORMA's ISO certification provides the highest world-class standards in supply chain management in-line with DORMA's 2020 vision to be the preferred customer choice. It is also an organic reflection of DORMA's unique R&D and certified quality management systems.
Addressing the representatives of the construction sector in the region, Ben Shaw, Managing Director, DORMA Gulf said, “We are proud to receive this distinguished certification as the Middle East is embracing a new exciting period of growth. DORMA Gulf is committed towards contributing to safer and more secured icons in the region where our products complement the new world-class building and construction standards endorsed by the regional government bodies.”
Mr. Shaw added, “DORMA Quality Management System is based on the LEAN methodology, which is now certified to the international ISO 9001:2008 standards”. In addition to ISO 9001, DORMA Gulf recently bagged the PACE BRONZE LEVEL Certification (Performance Advancement for Customer Excellence) which reflects continuous dedication to drive customer focused performance optimization in compliance with the Lean Methodology standards. With the Bronze medal certification, DORMA Gulf will now focus on achieving Bronze status in its next level of certification.
About DORMA GroupDORMA is a globally active supplier of door technology products and systems. With more than 100 years of tradition behind it, DORMA has developed into the world market leader in door controls, movable walls and glass fittings and accessories. In the automatics segment too, the company is a member of the world elite. DORMA is also a successful player in the security, time management and access control segment and the number one in Germany for emergency exit control and escape route security systems. DORMA maintains major production plants in Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, China and North and South America. With an international workforce of around 6,500 employees, the Group realised sales of €856 million in fiscal year 2009/10 (June 30). The DORMA Group headquartered in Ennepetal, Germany, operates on an international scale with 71 wholly-owned companies in 47 different countries.
About DORMA GulfDORMA Gulf is part of globally active manufacturer of door technology systems and allied products. DORMA Gulf set foot on the Middle Eastern shores in the early 70s and worked towards setting new standards across the industry. The company launched a presence in the Middle East with the opening of DORMA Gulf Door Controls FZE in Jebel Ali, Dubai, in 1997, DORMA Gulf built its regional headquarters around 6,500 square meters at Jebel Ali Free Zone to serve the region's construction sector and meet the growing demand for innovative technology in door and access systems. Currently DORMA operates 4 companies in the region of which three are based in the UAE and one in Saudi Arabia with branches in 8 cities and a total of 320 staff across the Middle East. Achieving milestones has been DORMA Gulf's forte and over the years the corporate has been actively involved with the region's leading innovative projects such as the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Metro, Meydan Racecourse, Qatar Convention Centre, Mall of Arabia (Jeddah), Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria), Emirates Palace Hotel (Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Convention Centre (ADNEC) and others.
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