Aman Integrated Solutions Lab for testing services opens in KIZAD

Aman Integrated Solutions Lab for testing services opens in KIZAD
Published: 11 December 2019 - 4 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, minister of climate change and environment, UAE, Tarek Al Goweiny, CEO of NCC Group, and Muhammad Nassar, COO of AMAN Integrated Solutions, inaugurated Aman Integrated Solutions Lab, the first facility to provide a full suite of quality, conformity and HSE testing services for a wide ranges of sectors under one roof in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).

A subsidiary of NCC Group, the new purpose-built facility spreads over an area of 11,000 square feet and comprises specialised lab sections for physical, chemical, biological and environmental tests. Featuring state-of-the-art information system, sophisticated equipment and technical expertise, it also provides trainings, consultancy and auditing for quality standards, conformity verification and health, safety and environment compliance across construction and building, oil and gas, F&B, industrial, agricultural, health, tourism, education, and government sectors.

The inauguration marks a step towards the UAE government's vision to raise the quality of the exports and locally traded products while protecting the interests of consumers and supporting the UAE’s competitive economy.

Dr Al Zeyoudi said: “As the UAE continues to diversify its economy, we are witnessing a growing influx of global manufacturing and scientific organisations that are keen to benefit from the country’s enabling legislations and establish their regional base here. Building our credentials as a leading scientific and research hub mandates the presence of reliable and high-quality lab facilities that can measure and ensure excellence on a sustained basis.”

Dr Al Zeyoudi added: “Highly reliable testing facilities, such as Aman Integrated Solutions Lab, contribute to raising consumer confidence in the quality and safety of products made and available in the UAE, and provide an example of how the private sector contributes to improving quality standards in the country.

Al Goweiny said: “Quality and excellence sits at the heart of driving an advanced, competitive, knowledge-based economy in the UAE. Aman Integrated Solutions Lab aims to cater to the rapidly growing demand for providing highest standards of testing services across multiple disciplines under one roof. Bringing the best in innovative technology and first-rate expertise, this holistic approach ensures all products, raw materials and components, available in Abu Dhabi comply with the highest quality standards and regulatory framework specified by the government authorities.”

According to Mordor Intelligence, the professional, scientific, and technical services industry is one of the largest industries in the United Arab Emirates, accounting for 2.6% of the national GDP, and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.81% over the next five years. Industrial testing services holds a major market share driven by a growing manufacturing, F&B, oil and gas, chemical and fertilisers, metal and building material sectors, covering mechanical testing, metallurgic testing, chemical analysis, environmental and corrosion testing, endurance testing, electromagnetic compatibility testing, functional testing, non-destruction testing, and calibration testing.

Nassar praised the acquisition of the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation certificate by Emirates National Accreditation System, thus demonstrating the lab’s technical proficiency to meet produce accurate test and calibration data. The lab is also designated by Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council to provide testing services to all government institutions in the building and construction sector as an initial step, with other sectors to follow to enhance the development of a quality framework in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The lab is working towards adopting 100% paperless process with the upcoming launch of an integrated mobile app through which customers can raise inquiry, track samples, process payment, and access analysis reports.

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