Vympelcom's Subsidiary in Uzbekistan Re-Certified under ISO 9001:2008
Unitel LLC (Beeline brand) has been awarded the SGS certificate of conformity proving the Quality Management System’s compliance with ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
While commenting the event, the acting General Director of Unitel Andrey Anissimov said: “Confirmation of the ISO certificate obtained by our company as early as in 2007 is the proof of the high quality of Beeline’s Management System. This is the guarantee of a world level service for our subscribers and our partners. I am confident that in the future we will not only maintain this height, but will do our best to further upgrade quality and effectiveness of our work”.
The certification audit was conducted by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company. The SGS Business Development Manager in Eastern Europe Konstantin Timoshechkin congratulated Beeline in the presence of hundreds of guests on behalf of the auditing team.
“The re-certification audit of Beeline proved once again the compliance of the company’s activity, its internal processes and procedures with top international standards, – noted Konstantin Timoshechkin. Our experience shows that obtaining of such certificates does not only strengthen a company’s reputation, but also boosts its development. I am sure that the compliance with ISO 9001:2008 will help Beeline, which has been traditionally providing a high quality service, to achieve even more impressive results in the Uzbekistan market”.
Today, Unitel is one of the leading GSM-operators in Uzbekistan. By the end of 2009, the number of subscribers serviced by the company amounted to over 3 500 000. On February 9, 2006 Unitel LLC became the member of Vympelcom Group, one of the largest mobile phone operators in Russian and the CIS.
Vympelcom Group includes companies operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Armenia, as well as in Vietnam and Cambodia, covering the area with total population of about 340 million people. The services are provided under the Beeline brand.
The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.