2013-08-21 12:40:23 - Parties to mutually champion quality performance & business excellence
[UAE, August 21, 2013] - Palm Utilities (PU), a Dubai World company, has recently entered into an agreement with Dubai Quality Group (DQG) by which PU will be an Investor Partner of DQG for the first time. The agreement was signed by Mr. Marwan Al Naqi, CEO of Palm Utilities and Dr. Yousef Al-Akraf, Chairman of DQG, in the presence of Ms. Badriya Al Tamimi, Managing Director of DQG.
Under the partnership, both parties will collaborate on promoting excellence and quality performance in business. PU will have access to the various workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences and other special events organized by DQG annually to provide networking, information exchange, workplace and professional development opportunities across all types of businesses. It will also
be able to participate in various DQG-initiated benchmarking activities and site visits. DQG, on the other hand, will benefit from PU’s invaluable joint support in organizing quality-focused initiatives and spreading a culture of business excellence in Dubai and across the UAE.
Palm Utilities is an ideal addition to DQG’s membership. PU was founded to provide world-class solutions that address the cooling and water requirements of residential communities and business establishments in the region. Aside from being acknowledged as a technology innovator, PU is also acclaimed for adhering to the highest performance, safety and environmental sustainability standards in all of its services.
Marwan Al Naqi, CEO of Palm Utilities, said: “Dubai Quality Group has proven time and again its exceptional ability to incorporate the highest levels of quality and excellence within an organization, regardless of size or nature. Being a DQG member will positively impact our operations and business by giving us access to dedicated resources and knowledge that will not only complement but improve further on our own quality-related programmes in critical areas such as innovation, sustainability and strategic planning. Our inclusion as an Investor Partner in DQG will enable us to sustain our achievements in setting quality standards and benchmarks within our organisation.”
“The Middle East has one of the most competitive business landscapes in the world. Our partnership with DQG will enable us to not only thrive and excel in this kind of environment but benefit as well from the various business opportunities it holds. We thank DQG for accepting us into its fold and assure them of a very fruitful collaboration with our organization,” he added.
Dr. Yousef Al-Akraf, Chairman of DQG, said: “We look forward to maintaining a highly productive and mutually beneficial partnership with Palm Utilities. The various projects we shall jointly engage in will significantly impact our continuing efforts to promote quality and excellence in business. We are committed to expanding our cooperation and helping Palm Utilities achieve its own strategic objectives as a quality-driven business organisation.”
Palm Utilities was founded in January 2007 as a subsidiary of Dubai World. It offers integrated services in the utility domain, with a base comprising 15,200 end users and 388 towers owned by 180 developers. It ranks among the world’s major private utility companies with an asset portfolio of 14 district cooling plants and an extensive suite of customers care services.
Dubai Quality Group (DQG) is a non-profit business organisation established by the Dubai Department of Economic Development in 1993 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Guided by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DQG develops and promotes Quality and Business Excellence practices throughout the UAE.