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Ohorongo recognised for quality and service

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Namibian cement company, Ohorongo Cement, has been recognised for its commitment to local production and quality at the Annual National Quality Awards. The company took home the Large Enterprises Services of the Year 2017 Edition and was the runner up for the Large Enterprises Product of the Year award.

“As part of our continuous improvement process, we at Ohorongo set ourselves up against the best standards,” said Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, the company’s Managing Director. “We use them to fine-tune our performance, while operating in more efficient and sustainable ways.”

In 2016, Ohorongo’s five cement types were certified as fulfilling the requirements of NAMS/EN 197. It is also one of the few cement producers to receive the ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management.

In addition to quality, the company also works with the local community to help develop local skills, running a Brickmaking Training Academy that has so far trained more than 100 regions across six regions of Namibia.

“The Brickmaking Academy is our way of contributing towards the poverty eradication objectives of our government,” said Schütte.

The Annual National Quality Awards are aimed at recognising organisations and individuals that contribute to the advancement of quality in all sectors of Namibia, as well as supporting national and regional economic development and growth.

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