Kissoon's gets European award for excellence
Stabroek News
April 29, 2004

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AH & L Kissoon Ltd has gained European accreditation for its furniture manufacturing, modern technology and effective management.

At a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany on March 1, Business Initiatives Directions gave the company the accolade 'Arch of Europe for Quality and Technology'. Kissoon's has to accede to seven principles of the QC100 Total Quality Control, in keeping with the award.

General Manager of the company Hemraj Kissoon said on Tuesday that the award is not 'won' but bestowed on companies based on the quality of products and the people.

He said too that for this year, several other furniture manufacturing companies around the world also received similar recognition for their efforts.

Kissoon said that for the past 30 years, the company has been in the forefront of furniture manufacturing. "Our corporate objectives are based in a vertical integration process, allowing us proper control of all the manufacturing steps - from raw material to finished products, thereby ensuring quality, environmental protection and social benefits for all Guyanese."

He added that more than 90% of the products are sold on the local market, but exports are only made to the Caribbean, Suriname and Miami.

According to Kissoon, the company is working with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) to attain local certification.