In a bid to promote competition and encourage local African companies to meet international quality standards, ARSO introduces its first Continental Quality Award Scheme to reward deserving manufacturing and industry related service companies, whose products meet world quality standards.
This is a bold attempt to set standards, build confidence and prepare the African industry for effective competition internationally, regionally and locally.
The credibility of the awards will be up held so as to serve as a motivating factor for all to conform and set quality standards as the standard measure, which is based on internationally, continental acclaimed standards and practice.
The awards would not be used for trade protection but rather as a tool to encourage firms that passed the series of tests to venture into the global market. With rapid technological advancement, African industries have no choice than to develop appropriate strategies to be able to stay in the competitive business environment.