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Representatives from across the UAE invited to commemorate achievement

On 31 May 2011, National Cables Industry (NCI), a cable manufacturer based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates hosted an awarding ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai to receive four product licence certificates from the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) and the Emirates Quality Mark from the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA).

In the presence of over 100 invited guests including NCI clients, utility departments, Chamber of Commerce, Immigration, Labour and Economic Development representatives, BASEC operations manager, Graham O’Geran, gave a speech about the BASEC mark and what it represents.
“Unsafe or counterfeit cable costs 10s of thousands of dollars each year,” said Graham. “BASEC is a specialised international body that ensures that cable and related products meet appropriate National, European and International standards. BASEC’s product licence has several advantages to NCI, cables are always manufactured under an approved quality management system ensuring continuity of high quality levels. “BASEC’s approach guides cable manufacturers in tailoring cable making and is designed to assess an organisation’s ability to produce cable consistently to specification and customer requirements, in a safe manner and with due regard to the environment. Having obtained this certification, NCI will strive to ensure that it continues to comply with BASEC requirements and the quality of its cables is maintained to high standards.” The certificates were presented to Dr Saad Zaim of NCI and a photo shoot took place with key members of NCI. The NCI has been awarded with four BASEC products certificates, including two for thermosetting insulated, armoured cables and two for armoured cables with low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire. Dr Saad Zaim said: “It is a very difficult time, sectors have been hit hard which has resulted in a turbulent market. However NCI has moved forward by upgrading business practices including both product and commercial services to customers. We endeavor to provide our customers with the highest quality and best value. We are delighted BASEC has awarded these certificates and applaud its continued commitment to promoting the UAE region.” National Cables Industry has supplied cable to some of the most prestigious developments in the UAE including the Burj Khalifa, The Atlantis, Silicon Oasis, Dubai Mall, Yas Island and Dubai and Sharjah Airports.

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