Ducab receives prestigious ISO 9001 certification for its newly opened Abu Dhabi plant
Ducab, the leading manufacturer of high quality power cables in the Middle East, has acquired ISO 9001:2000 certification for its recently opened Abu Dhabi plant. The certification was given by the British Approval Services for Cables (BASEC), an industry renowned audit body for cables. The move came as a result of a series of stringent processes and inspections to ensure full compliance with prescribed ISO standards.
ISO 9001:2000 is a global standard of merit signifying Ducab’s quality management approach and affirming its efforts to enhance customer satisfaction, meet customer needs and continually improve performance while holding to regulatory requirements.
“Ducab is committed to establishing itself as the premier power cable provider in the region,” said Colin Paskins, Managing Director, Ducab. “The ISO 9001 certification is testament to our continual improvement, total quality management, rigorously tested standardized operational methods, and end goal of providing unprecedented quality and consumer satisfaction.”
The Abu Dhabi plant is Ducab’s biggest investment since its inception. The newly opened facility has the capacity of producing 25,000 copper tonnes and is already witnessing a success with production approaching its maximum. The plant’s certification will allow the state of the art facilities to compete on level ground with international players.
In order to meet customer demand and provide customers with the best service, the Ducab Abu Dhabi plant is expanding its capacity by 30 per cent. The expansion is expected to be completed by early 2006. This, along with Ducab’s quality reputation, will guarantee that customers receive a world class experience with Ducab.
“Quality has been the hallmark for Ducab over the years. Our ISO 9001 certification will allow us to satisfy the requirements of our quality-conscious customers by providing them with premium cabling and building wire solutions. As Ducab operations gear up for massive expansion to cater to high demand, the ISO certification indicates that the organization still holds true to its ethos of quality, standardization and customer satisfaction,” concluded Paskins.
Established in 1979, Dubai Cable Company (Private) Ltd. (Ducab) is the first purpose-built cable manufacturing company in the UAE and is equally owned by the Government of Dubai and Government of Abu Dhabi. Its product range covers low voltage power cables, control and auxiliary cables, wiring and lead-sheathed cables, Ducab Powerplus medium voltage cables (up to 33 kV) and Ducab Smokemaster, low smoke and fume zero halogen cables. Ducab is also well known as the supplier of Ducab Connect cable accessories. Ducab has always emphasized on quality in its organisation and is certified to ISO 9001: 2000 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environment protection systems. A three-time winner of the Dubai Quality Award (2004and 1998 (Gold Category) and 1994). It has implemented manufacturing and business excellence programs involving Six Sigma, Kaizen and benchmarking with the world's best practices.