Kuwait Oilfield Maintenance Centre improve operations through certifications from SGS

Kuwait Oilfield Maintenance Centre (KOMC), member of Al-Rashed Group Holding Company, is a leading provider of control valves and oil field maintenance services.

Today, KOMC holds authorization to collaborate with major upstream and downstream market players in Kuwait. ISO certifications have played a crucial part in their journey to excellence.

Starting the certification journey 20 years ago
KOMC has been committed to providing exceptional products and services since its inception in 1992.

In 2003, the company went through ISO 9001:2000 certification process for their quality management system with the aim to consistently provide products and services that meet customer requirements and comply with regulatory standards.

Six years later, in 2009, KOMC successfully obtained ISO 14001:2004 and OHAS 18001:2007 certificates for their health, safety and environment management system. The company started implementing systematic approach to minimizing environmental impact and ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.

Since then, KOMC has been maintaining and enhancing their management systems to achieve sustainable growth.

Starting partnership with SGS in 2019
ISO management system’s certification implies annual audits of the certified company by their certification body. Competence of auditors and quality of their findings are important to fuel the improvement cycle.

In 2019, as part of their continuous improvement efforts, KOMC have chosen SGS to further enhance their operations through professional audits.

The decision to opt for SGS as their certification body was driven by the company’s proven track record of delivering high-quality audit and certification services.

In February 2019, SGS auditors first visited KOMC facilities to thoroughly study company’s processes, conduct document reviews and interviews with employees. As a result of the audits, KOMC has been awarded with three SGS certifications: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.

Audits as a tool to improve operations
Audits conducted by SGS since 2019 on yearly basis as part of the ISO certification process have been providing a solid foundation for KOMC’s success in the oil and gas industry.

“We are confident that SGS expertise in audit and certification services will enable us to optimize our operations and further enhance our reputation as leaders in our industry”, said Venkatachalam Govindan, Quality Systems Manager at KOMC.

“We are proud to partner with KOMC for ISO certifications. Their commitment to streamline processes, reduce risks, increase productivity levels, improve customer satisfaction rates, and maintain a safe working environment is truly commendable”, added Mohammed Mosaib, Certification Manager at SGS Kuwait.