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Carrier gets ESMA certification

Covers complete range of residential air conditioning units manufactured at SAMCO

| | Dec 30, 2010 | 4:48 pm
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Covers complete range of residential air conditioning units manufactured at SAMCO

According to a news release issued by Carrier Corp, it has become the first HVACR manufacturer to be awarded the ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standards and Metrology) quality mark for air conditioning units sold in the UAE market. ESMA is a federal body, tasked with developing and issuing standards and technical regulations in the UAE, and is the sole reference in the country in terms of quality standards.

Mohammed Saleh Badri, Acting Director General, ESMA, and Philippe Delpech, President, Carrier, EMEA

Mohammed Saleh Badri, Acting Director General, ESMA, and Philippe Delpech, President, Carrier, EMEA

The ESMA certification covers the complete range of Carrier’s residential air conditioning units manufactured at its Saudi Air conditioning Manufacturing Company (SAMCO) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and is applicable to ESMA’s Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS), said Carrier.

Explaining the certification process, Carrier said that a team from ESMA had visited SAMCO for a first-hand assessment of the quality of Carrier products manufactured at the facility. The team also evaluated quality of manufacturing processes and the factory, in line with ESMA’s procedure.

Presenting the award to Carrier, Mohammed Saleh Badri, Director General ESMA, reportedly said: “HVAC has an important contribution to make towards our quest for energy efficiency in the UAE. We are glad to acknowledge Carrier’s product quality and safety standards, demonstrably in full compliance with our requirements. We see this award to Carrier as making a strong contribution in our efforts to motivate all HVAC manufacturers to meet the ECAS thresholds.”

Receiving the award from ESMA, Philippe Delpech, President, Carrier EMEA, stated: “Carrier has a proud history of being an integral part of several prominent organisations all over the world, dedicated to quality and sustainability, including the Green Building Councils in the Unitede States, China and India, Eurovent, and AHRI, to name a few. We have continued to demonstrate our commitment to Carrier’s core values of performance, quality and environmental stewardship. We are deeply honoured to be recognised by ESMA as the first HVACR manufacturer to be awarded the prestigious ESMA quality mark.”

Delpech added that ESMA’s efforts would go a long way in ensuring higher and consistent levels of quality and sustainability in products available to the consumer in UAE.

Paul Fraipont, Managing Director, Carrier Middle East, said that Carrier saw the certification as an endorsement of the company‘s effort to drive the highest level of quality and performance in the products it brought to its customers in the Middle East. “The rigorous process by which ESMA validates product quality and performance under ECAS will be of great benefit to the environment and the economy of the UAE,” he added.


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