June 21, 2012
MAPEI, global leader in the production of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for buildings, has announced that Innovative Building Solutions LLC (IBS-MAPEI), its subsidiary in the UAE, has recently been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, the international standard for quality management systems.
The certification was awarded by Certiquality Italy, which conducted the independent external audit to confirm that IBS-MAPEI has met the requirements and is in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
MAPEI has further revealed that the newly certified quality management system (QMS) has been drafted specifically with IBS LLC in mind, reassuring clients of the quality of the processes involved from product conceptualization and development to mass production, sales, delivery and technical support.
Christopher Lacey, MAPEI Quality Assurance Health & Safety Manager, said: “We believe that the ISO certification strongly demonstrates our continuous efforts to improve performance and optimally satisfy customer needs, in addition to our uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence as a cornerstone to our growth plans in the UAE and other international markets. Moreover, the certification complements the company strategy of promoting continuous improvement, whereby all employees are empowered to contribute and have the opportunity to raise proposals and offer suggestions to drive improvement within the organization.”
“MAPEI’s global subsidiaries all adopt the same core principles in establishing a genuinely comprehensive quality management system that is independently validated by reputable certification organizations. The ISO 9001:2008 is our way of reassuring our clients that MAPEI will continue to deliver innovative, value-driven products and services that exceed customer expectations,” added Christopher.
The certification process was a 24-month project involving all departments and all staff of IBS MAPEI, which conducted a detailed mapping of the internal processes and the implementation of procedures, work instructions and flow charts to ensure consistency in many common and repetitive activities. MAPEI also conducted quality training on the procedures and processes, which were then verified and audited by internal and external auditors.
MAPEI offers a comprehensive range of adhesives and sealants for installing ceramic, natural stone and other finishes such as wooden, PVC and sports flooring. The company has been involved in some of the most challenging construction projects in the UAE, including the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, Emirates Palace Hotel, the Grand Mosque, Qasr El Sarab resort, Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Ferrari World and Dubai International Airport’s Terminals 1, 2 and 3. MAPEI recently relocated its offices to Dubai Investment Park (DIP), where the company already has a 40,000 m2 manufacturing facility.