Leading Saudi Arabian Packaging Firm Acquires BRC Certificate
“Intertek“, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has certified Obeikan Rigid Plastic (ORP) with an ‘A’ grade conforming to the latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for packaging and packaging Materials (Issue 5). The BRC guarantees the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria of manufacturing practices.
ORP operates a 50,000 square metre, state-of-the-art plant, established in Riyadh in 2010. It is a leading supplier of plastic packaging, including caps, preforms, tubes, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in the Middle East and Africa.
ORP underwent a thorough audit by Intertek and has successfully completed its assessment under the BRC Announced Audit Programme. The globally recognised standard assists manufacturers in the production of safe packaging materials, assuring they manage product quality to meet their customers’ exacting requirements.
The BRC certificate, accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), was presented by Samir Ahmed, General Manager of Business Assurance at Intertek, to Saber Atiyeh, General Manager of Obeikan Rigid Plastic at its Riyadh facility in Saudi Arabia.
Samir Ahmed said: “This accreditation demonstrates ORP’s commitment to aligning its standards with those of its customers, giving them the assurance that they are working alongside a company which operates to the highest quality standards. We congratulate ORP on this achievement and appreciate the dedication demonstrated by its entire team throughout the certification procedure. Intertek’s food safety experts and auditors worked with ORP to assess its manufacturing processes and ensure the best standards of quality assurance and safety are being met.”
Saber Atiyeh said: “We would like to thank the Intertek team for the great efforts and professionalism that enabled us to achieve this certification successfully and to the highest standard.”
Intertek participated in the initial development of the BRC IoP Packaging Standard. In addition to being UKAS accredited to perform audits according to the requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Consumer Products and IoP Packaging Standard, Intertek is also a BRC approved training establishment that conducts various courses across the globe.