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UL gets Saudi Quality Marking accreditation

DUBAI, UAE, 28 January 2020: UL has received authorisation from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) to test and certify products to comply with the internationally recognised Saudi Quality Marking (SQM) safety standards, UL announced through a Press release, yesterday. Awarded with a three-year SQM accreditation, UL said it is offering its expertise […]

| | Jan 28, 2020 | 10:02 am
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DUBAI, UAE, 28 January 2020: UL has received authorisation from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) to test and certify products to comply with the internationally recognised Saudi Quality Marking (SQM) safety standards, UL announced through a Press release, yesterday.

Awarded with a three-year SQM accreditation, UL said it is offering its expertise and knowledge to companies in the Middle East by conducting the safety testing procedures for electrical products to be sold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia market and abroad.

All testing adheres to the Saudi standard regulations, which is implemented by the SQM Department at SASO with products that meet the mandatory safety requirements, UL said through the release.

According to the release, the accreditation has been given to UL’s offices based in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. By obtaining the certification, UL said, it helps foster safe living as well as boosting the Kingdom’s economy and empowering the trust of consumers in products in the Saudi market.

Amr Bashandy, UL Project Engineer and Account Manager based in Saudi Arabia, said: “It is a privilege to secure the Saudi Quality Mark accreditation from SASO to conduct testing for products that are to be sold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and overseas. The Kingdom has already taken the necessary steps to ensure that there are safety certification procedures in place to avoid any potential disasters as there is more focus on technology today than ever before.”

Hamid Syed, Vice President and General Manager (Middle East), UL, said: “This is another milestone moment for everyone at UL. We are delighted that we are able to play a key role in serving the market demand with an authoritative mark that companies can trust. Saudi Arabia has established itself as a key market in the Middle East and with the its extensive developments, the economy will only get stronger.”

 


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