Monday, September 03 14:35:24
International certification company, DQS UL, which has offices in over 80 countries worldwide, has opened its Irish office, based in Cork creating up to 15 new part-time and 5 full time jobs.
DQS Ireland will provide world recognised management systems certification to professional companies in all industries throughout Ireland.
The company will also provide supplier audits and assessments for companies on their management systems worldwide as well as international audits when required on any international suppliers.
"The expansion into Ireland will have huge benefits for companies based in Ireland who are currently sourcing their management systems certification from outside of Ireland. Now they will have a world recognised and renowned resource on their doorsteps, with direct links into almost every territory in the world. As the business community in Ireland looks globally for more opportunities, having a leading world brand like DQS based in Ireland can open up new markets and opportunities. So for example if an Irish company uses a Pakistani supplier, DQS can certify that company from their Pakistani office, so the system is streamlined, impartial and transparent. Corporations can take comfort in the impartiality, rather than leaving certification to their suppliers," the company said. "We are delighted to have set up a base in Ireland. As a nation we are respected for our industry standards and procedures. Many people may not be aware that Ireland was one of the leaders in the harmonisation of standards globally, which led to the International Organisation for Standardisation. DQS was among the first in the world to issue certification for ISO back in the early 1980s, and has been a world leader in certification since then. In reality, our expansion into Ireland reflects the rapidly growing client base we have achieved here, due to the high proportion of corporations based in Ireland, but it is a symbiotic relationship, as it allows industry in Ireland to flourish, with increased access to international markets," said Managing Director Bernard Connery.