Aramco honors 13 Saudi manufacturers for quality
Businesses recognized for their resilience during ongoing pandemic.
As part of Aramco’s continuous endeavors to foster a quality-focused culture in local industry, its Inspection Department recently hosted the 2020 Local Manufacturers Quality Awards ceremony to honor and recognize distinguished Saudi manufacturers for delivering high quality products.
The event, which was sponsored by Aramco’s Engineering Services, welcomed manufacturer representatives formally recognized them while maintaining COVID-19 precautionary protocols. The ceremony was also remotely attended through live streaming by more than 200 attendees within the industrial sector.
The recognition of the manufacturers’ quality excellence looks to promote a culture of quality within the local industry, and encouraging healthy competition of Saudi manufacturers at national and global levels, despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic.
This year’s winners in the sector of large companies are:
Arabian Pipe Coating Co.
Saudi Modern Company for Cables
Zamil Air Conditioners Co.
Aasia Steel Factory Co. Ltd.
Al-Qahtani Pipe Coating Industries.
In the sector of small- and medium-sized companies, the winners are:
Industrial Valves Manufacturer
Erne Fittings Middle East Co. Ltd.
Specialized Oil and Gas Engineering Co.
TECO Middle East Electrical And
Abdulla Fouad Impalloy Ltd. Co.
During the event, three manufacturers were also recognized for the best improvement in terms of quality:
Honeywell Turki Arabia Ltd.
Zamil Steel Industries
Binzagar Factory for Insulation.
“Aramco appreciates the local manufacturers’ success in demonstrating resilience by maintaining a high level of quality despite the ongoing pandemic,” said Jamil J. Al-Bagawi, Aramco’s acting executive director of Engineering Services.
This high level of reliability in the local industry is precisely what empowers the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to promote local content. By recognizing the efforts of Saudi manufacturers, we see the perseverance of the ‘Made in Saudi Arabia’ trademark and the continued trust of its customers.
-- Jamil J. Al-Bagawi
“Unleashing the full potential of the local manufacturing sector is one of Aramco’s initiatives to contribute to the local industry by supporting Saudi manufacturers to be globally competitive. This reflects Aramco’s commitment toward quality, safety, and excellence,” said Inspection Department manager Bader A. Busbait.
Dawood S. Al-Gosaibi, managing director of the Arabian Pipe Coating Co. (APCO), the first winner in the sector of large companies, attended the ceremony and expressed his appreciation to Aramco for the recognition.
“APCO extends its gratitude to Aramco for the Quality Excellence initiative, and its decision to award APCO the 2020 Quality recognition. This recognition will further stimulate APCO’s continued efforts to improve quality and achieve high levels of operational excellence,” he said.