A Quintet of Awards at Ulster Weavers


13 January 2004

Ulster Weavers Apparel Ltd. announced today that it has become one of a select number of companies in Europe and the first known Textiles Company to achieve registration for its Integrated Management System incorporating Quality (ISO 9001: 2000), Environment (ISO 14001:1996) and Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001:1999). Added to this unparalleled achievement, this exclusive Irish Linen manufacturer, encompassing Moygashel Furnishings, has also recently been accredited as a 'World Class Manufacturer' and an 'Employer of Choice'.
Speaking on these achievements, Managing Director Declan Gormley stated: “ We are delighted that our Integrated Management System has been certified by the BSI Group and that we have been independently and formally recognised as a 'World Class Manufacturer' and 'Employer of choice'.

At Ulster Weavers Apparel Ltd., we are committed to producing the finest, most extensive range of Irish linen apparel and furnishings fabrics available. We are also committed to enhancing the welfare of our people, protecting our environment and local resources along with delivering the world-class quality and performance levels our customers expect.

These achievements not only are a testimony to the 'can-do' attitude of our people, they reflect our company's commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and world-class business excellence.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the drive, enthusiasm and commitment of everybody at Ulster Weavers Apparel in this achievement and also acknowledge the support of Invest NI and guidance of Quadra.

Neil Hannah, Managing Director of BSI Management Systems, continued

 “The factors of differentiation are changing in the manufacturing industry and Ulster Weavers clearly recognises this.  No longer is it a matter of just producing a quality product; companies must manage their client/supplier relations with greater consistency and continual improvement.  They must also demonstrate to their stakeholders that they care for the environment and their employees.  And so it is with great pleasure that BSI can award Ulster Weavers awards with all three of these significant business standards."

Gavin Kane from Quadra Consulting concluded:

 "Through this achievement, Ulster Weavers Apparel Ltd. is demonstrating its commitment to providing a high quality service to customers and to managing its health, safety and environmental obligations. It was a pleasure for Quadra to work with this high profile, forward thinking organisation and to assist them to become a leader in their field."


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