Safety science company UL has been authorised by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) to test and certify products to comply with the internationally recognised Saudi Quality Marking (SQM) safety standards.
Awarded with a three-year SQM accreditation, UL is offering its expertise and knowledge to companies in the Middle East by conducting the safety testing procedures for electrical products to be sold in the kingdom and abroad.
All testing adheres to the Saudi standard regulations, which is implemented by the SQM department at SASO with products that meet the mandatory safety requirements.
Amr Bashandy, UL project engineer and account manager based in KSA, said: “It is a privilege to secure the Saudi Quality Mark accreditation from SASO to conduct testing for products that are to be sold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and overseas.
“The kingdom has already taken the necessary steps to ensure that there are safety certification procedures in place to avoid any potential disasters as there is more focus on technology today than ever before.”
The accreditation has been given to UL’s offices based in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager in the Middle East for UL, said: “This is another milestone moment for everyone at UL. We are delighted that we are able to play a key role in serving the market demand with an authoritative mark that companies can trust.
“Saudi Arabia has established itself as a key market in the Middle East and with its extensive developments, the economy will only get stronger.”