Guardian Glass Middle East
Guardian Glass Breaks New Ground as First Glass Plant in KSA to Achieve SASO Quality Mark
Jeddah, KSA – December 3, 2017 – Guardian Glass announces it is the first glass manufacturer in Saudi Arabia to be granted the “Quality Mark” by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO). The Saudi Guardian International Float Glass, Ltd. (GulfGuard) currently offers the first range of SASO quality-marked, locally manufactured glass products including float, mirror, pattern and coated glass.
Mohammad Al Ibrahim, General Manager of Guardian Glass in Africa & Middle East said, “It gives us great pleasure to recognize this achievement reinforcing Guardian Glass’s commitment to the highest standards of product safety, quality, and environmental responsibility. This designation reflects our support of Saudi Vision 2030 as we strive to position KSA on the global stage with locally manufactured products that adhere to both local and international quality standards.”
The Quality Mark certification was granted by SASO following a thorough conformity assessment of the quality levels maintained at GulfGuard covering technical procedures, product consistency and quality control, among other areas. Rigorous inspections by authorized bodies will take place periodically to ensure adherence to the strict quality standards.
“We’ve achieved a major win by ensuring state-of-the-art glass products and services that increase the accessibility of high performance, energy efficient glass products for developers, architects and processors in the region,” said Wissam Kazzaz, Regional Marketing Director (AME). “We’re strongly committed to the high-quality standards set out by SASO and look forward to the great value it will create for our customers.”
In addition to this achievement, GulfGuard complies with ISO9001:2015 international standard as well as various European standards. The GulfGuard plant also has the capacity to comply with almost any standard in the world as it exports products to far-reaching countries including Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
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* Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Ltd. (GulfGuard) is a joint venture between Guardian Industries and the National Company for Glass Industries “Zoujaj”. GulfGuard has one of the newest and most advanced sputter coaters in the region for the production of high performance, energy-efficient glass products. In addition to GulfGuard, the companies also operate a plant in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit guardianglass.com.
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.