UPAC re­ceives ISO 9001:2008 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

United Projects for Avi­a­tion Ser­vices Com­pany (UPAC), a lead­ing com­mer­cial real es­tate and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment com­pany, re­cently ac­quired the ISO 9001:2008 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tems by SGS Kuwait. The cer­tifi­cate was awarded fol­low­ing a strin­gent site au­dit of all UPAC man­aged fa­cil­i­ties, the first time the com­pany has re­ceived this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

ISO 9001:2008 is an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem stan­dard that pro­vides ben­e­fits through con­tin­ual im­prove­ment, con­sis­tency in sup­ply and in­creased mar­ket­ing power with fo­cuses on busi­ness pro­cesses. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion re­flects the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to achiev­ing the high­est stan­dards of qual­ity and en­vi­ron­ment man­age­ment.

Na­dia Akil, UPAC CEO said, “The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion demon­strates UPAC’s com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ally im­prove its process to pro­vide ser­vices that con­sis­tently meet cus­tomers’ needs and ex­pec­ta­tions.”

UPAC man­ages over 24,000 square me­ters of com­mer­cial space at the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Sheikh Saad Ter­mi­nal, and other prom­i­nent lo­ca­tions in the coun­try. The Com­pany is also de­vel­op­ing Reem Mall in part­ner­ship with NREC, and has com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing, through its real es­tate sub­sidiary, up to $224 mil­lion into the project over the next three years. Lo­cated in Abu Dhabi, Reem Mall will cover an area of 2 mil­lion square feet and is slated to be­come a ma­jor re­tail, leisure, and en­ter­tain­ment des­ti­na­tion once com­plete in 2018. UPAC is also cred­ited with in­tro­duc­ing and man­ag­ing the first of its kind fully au­to­mated and pre-paid park­ing sys­tem in the air­port. This sys­tem is aimed at im­prov­ing cur­rent op­er­a­tions at the car park and re­duc­ing con­ges­tion dur­ing busy travel sea­sons. The com­pany’s other ser­vices in­clude project man­age­ment, con­sul­tancy and real es­tate de­vel­op­ment. Its cus­tomer base in­cludes lead­ing re­tail­ers, fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, and en­ter­tain­ment com­pa­nies.

Es­tab­lished in 2000, pub­licly listed on the Kuwait Stock Ex­change, and head­quar­tered in Kuwait, UPAC is a lead­ing com­mer­cial real es­tate and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment com­pany with a spe­cial­iza­tion in Build Op­er­ate Trans­fer (BOT) ini­tia­tives. Its ser­vices cover project man­age­ment and con­sul­tancy, real es­tate de­vel­op­ment as well as prop­erty and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment. UPAC man­ages over 24,000 sqm of com­mer­cial space at the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Sheikh Saad Ter­mi­nal and other prom­i­nent lo­ca­tions within the coun­try. In 2015, UPAC part­nered with the Na­tional Real Es­tate Com­pany (NREC) for the de­vel­op­ment of the Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi. UPAC has com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing up to US$224 mil­lion in the Reem Mall project over the next three years through its sub­sidiary, Al-Ar­faj Real Es­tate Com­pany. Reem Mall is one of the largest projects un­der­taken by UPAC and will soon be in­cluded in the com­pany’s port­fo­lio of suc­cess­ful projects.

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