UPAC receives ISO 9001:2008 certification in Kuwait
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.