Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) on Thursday, 22nd February
2007, handed over a BOS ISO 9001: 2000 certificate to Barloworld Equipment at a
ceremony held at their offices in Gaborone.
The awarding of this certificate shows that Barloworld has met
specified requirements for a quality management system, where an organisation
needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products and services that fulfil
customer and applicable regulatory requirements, as well as enhance customer
The scope for the Barloworld certification covers 'Supply,
service and repair of mining equipment, materials handling machinery, electric
power generation equipment, rotary drills, crushing and screening systems and
bare shaft diesel engines at the following sites: Head Office (Gaborone),
Jwaneng Depot, Francistown Depot, and Orapa Depot in Botswana.'
During the Barloworld's certification award ceremony, the
Managing Director of BOBS, Dr Elsie Meintjies congratulated Barloworld for
having worked hard to successfully implement the quality management system. She
stressed that certification is earned through hard work and pointed out that it
is an internationally recognised certificate and has more than 161 countries
worldwide subscribing to the ISO certification.
Speaking at the ceremony the Barloworld Botswana, Managing
Director, Mr Peter Stevenson commended management and staff of Barloworld
Equipment for a job well done. He attributed the achievement of certification
to the company's commitment to quality and desire to always be better. He
further applauded Barloworld Equipment employees for being committed and
passionate about what they do. In his conclusion Mr Stevenson promised that the
company would do all there is possible to effectively maintain the system and
hence retain the ISO 9001: 2000 certification.