"Altyn Sapa" winners were awarded today in Astana. Nine companies received the prestigious award for achievements in the quality this year. Among them are not only large industrial projects, but also small and medium-sized businesses. In particular, "Altyn Orda" home of the author's design and "Kazlegprom-Almaty" were recognized as the best enterprises producing goods for the population. «BI Holding» and «Istkomtrans" won in the category of "services to the public." "Petropavlovsk Heavy Machine Building Plant" and "Kazakhstan plant of pipeline valves" were recognized as "Best manufacturers." The organizers say that this year the competition was attended by 153 companies. For the first time, representatives of the business community participated in the selection of the winners.
Nurzhan ALTAYEV, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF BOARD, NATIONAL CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS:
If earlier only state bodies selected the winners now entrepreneurs and public figures do it. Of course, the primary criterion was the quality of goods. This year we hold the 10th jubilee ceremony.
Rinat GUSSAINOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL, KAZAKHSTAN PLANT OF PIPELINE VALVES:
The capacity of our factory is about 30,000 valves per year. In the near future in 2016-2017 we will modernize our production, after that we will produce up to 85,000 valves per year. We knew that the "Altyn Sapa" is the award that gives us credibility. It makes the enterprise recognizable. We applied, passed the examination, revisions, and we were awarded "Altyn Sapa".
National chamber of entrepreneurs present new ‘Isker’ award
This year, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs for the first time presented another special award - "Isker." It was given to 10 companies from Astana, East Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, South Kazakhstan and Kostanay regions. We assessed not only their goods and services but also compliance with safety rules in the workplace as well as the introduction of international quality standards.
Zhanbirbai DARMENOV, DIRECTOR OF ‘ZHANARYS’ COMPANY, WINNER OF ‘ISKER’ PRIZE:
I am very pleased that there was such an opportunity to evaluate our work. This is the trust by the state and the result of our team’s work.
Saltanat ABDIKARIMOVA, DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT, NATIONAL CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS:
It is interesting to see how the team works, what benefits package they have, how often the staff gets retrained, if they are set on sustainable development and how they handle all work processes within the enterprise. You realize how good they are when you see their reports and portfolio. In addition to pictures of products they usually have conformity certificates received for the introduction of the management system.
‘Best product of Kazakhstan’ exhibition held in Astana
The exhibition of the best producers of Kazakhstan was held today at the Palace of Independence. The honor to present their products here was given only to 9 winners of the contest which was attended by more than 700 companies. The exhibition featured engineering products, food and medical products.