His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today received the ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management Systems (QMS), an internationally recognized standard for quality in products and services.
The certification recognizes DSOA commitment towards promoting, providing and investing in facilities for technology based industries, including technology education.
Commenting on this milestone achievement, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed said: “This is an outstanding achievement, led by DSOA’s management team and executed by every employee in the authority. Certification validates our commitment to providing our customers with products and a level of service that leads the industry in quality and technology”.
Dr. Mohammed Al Zarouni, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DSOA, added: “Following the implementation of Oracles’ Enterprise Resources Planning system (ERP) and other quality initiatives, we were keen to adopt additional quality standards in order to provide world class services. The ISO certification ranks us among the leading global high tech parks and will facilitate enhanced industry partnerships for businesses based at Dubai Silicon Oasis, which will be addressed to all areas of our operations.”
Recognized by more than 150 countries, the ISO 9001:2000 is considered the highest standard for quality assurance, and focuses on customer satisfaction, management responsibility, and continual improvement. The ISO 9001:2000 is considered a prestigious global certification in the field of quality management.
Dubai Silicon Oasis is a wholly-owned entity of the government of Dubai and operates as a free zone technology park for semiconductor, microelectronic and other high technology-based companies looking to set up their regional headquarters and R&D facilities in the Middle East and Africa region. The region's premier integrated innovation hub for high-tech industries has successfully attracted foreign investments to the tune of AED800 million in 2007.
About Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), a 100% owned entity by the Government of Dubai is a free zone, strategically placed on the Emirates road. Dubai Silicon Oasis is an urban master-planned community and spans 7.2 square kilometers of state of the art office towers, R&D and industrial zones, educational institutions, luxury apartments, villas, hotels, healthcare and a full range of lifestyle facilities which translate into a dynamic commercial and social environment. Businesses can flourish under the unrivalled package of incentives, including 100% ownership, and high end IT infrastructure that allows companies to begin operating immediately.