Seal of approval for Enterprise Engineering Services
Published 03 Feb 2015Global services engineering firm Enterprise Engineering Services (EES) has gained the CE mark of approval.
EES has been awarded the Factory Production Control (FPC) certificate, recognising its approved documented systems, training and qualifications, equipment and procedures to comply with EN ISO 1090.
The certification covers both the firm’s Aberdeen and Caithness operations and has been awarded after assessment by the notified inspection body the BSI Group, which said that EES was among its first clients in the area to gain the accreditation.
The CE mark is mandatory for specific product groups sold within the EU and all manufacturers must demonstrate they have taken the necessary steps that then allow them to affix the CE mark to their products.
The status comes on the back of EES achieving health and safety and environmental management accreditations at its Caithness facility, with the company working to similarly achieve these at its Aberdeen division in the new year.
The OHSAS 18001 sets occupational health and safety management requirements for best practice, by putting into place the policies, procedures and controls needed for an organisation to have the best working conditions, aligned to internationally recognised best practice.
Meanwhile ISO 14001 is the international standard that helps reduces environmental impact to achieve sustainable success, with systems providing the framework to allow firms to meet increasingly high customer expectations of corporate responsibility as well as legal or regulatory requirements.
Combined, the recent accreditations brings a sharp competitive edge by preventing trade barriers and opening up global markets, enhancing business processes and reducing negative impact on the environment.
Andy Scott, managing director of EES says, “Accreditation gives our clients the knowledge that they are sourcing from a company that has met with accepted standards. We constantly seek to provide the best possible service for our customers and this certification shows our ongoing commitment to meet that aim.
“This comes at a time of significant growth in design, fabrication and installation across all areas of our oil and gas operations, vessels, hydro and onshore sites.”
EES is an Aberdeen based company that provides global services across the engineering spectrum, with a technical and design services division in Caithness. The firm works in the oil and gas and renewable markets.
The company employs 246 people at its offices, on-site projects and offshore at client facilities.
Last year, EES acquired Caithness-based Mowat Technical and Design from administration, enabling EES to continue with its plans for considerable expansion, providing the firm with additional specialist expertise and allowing it to penetrate new markets and maintain its strategic growth plans in the future.
Trudy Morris, chief executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, said that EES was working to ensure its operations meet the demanding challenges facing businesses, particularly in the fabrication industry.
She says: “We are delighted to hear EES has gained industry accreditations for their Caithness facility.
“These ‘stamps of approval’ just endorse some of the great work that is already being produced from here but it will also help them to access new markets.
“It is extremely encouraging to see the company investing in the future of this facility. The company has already invested in the local workforce and we look forward to seeing it develop further over the coming years.”
More information about EES is available from the company’s website at www.eesworldwide.com/