Middle East Telecommunications achieves ISO 9001:2008


5 June 2013

Middle East Telecommunications Company (METCO) - a leading integrator of telecommunications and information technology solutions in the Middle East and Africa has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for quality control management. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate is granted to companies that achieve the highest international standards in that sector.


The certificate was received by Khaled Samy – on behalf of METCO’s Management from Ismail Moustafa, "SGS" representative at a ceremony held at METCO’s premises in Kuwait.


Bassem A. Jalil – METCO’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) took the opportunity to thank METCO’s personnel for their hard work, team effort, and contributions. “Receiving this certificate does not mean that our work is done, but it means that we now have the tools and experience to continually improve our processes and our quality.” he said.


On behalf of METCO, A.Jalil also extended his appreciation to the Kuwait International Laboratory (LABCO) that worked closely with them on the certification process. “We are happy to have worked with LABCO on the training and certification process. We greatly benefitted from LABCO’s extensive experience and their fully integrated consultancy service on all aspects of this QMS certification.”


Sunil Khubchandani, LABCO’s Director, explained “The ISO 9001:2008 certification is a globally recognized quality management standard. Achieving this certification demonstrates that the certified organization is technically and functionally focused to meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product deliverables. METCO fits this criteria by providing turnkey solutions including installation, commissioning, training, civil works, and managed services of telecommunications networks, in line with client’s requirements.
It is worth noting that the Quality Management System (QMS) at METCO utilizes the process approach and quality management principles contained in the International Standards ISO 9001:2008 to enhance its ability to continually improve. METCO uses the QMS to demonstrate its capability to consistently provide services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and to operate with increased effectiveness and efficiency with the overall aim of enhancing customer satisfaction.