Quality Management

Quality, environmental respect, as well as health and safety at work, are fundamental priorities at Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd.

In today's era, where market demands are increasing day by day, quality is a competitive factor and plays a crucial role in the success of a product or service.

The reliability of Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd is strengthened through the Management Systems it has developed and operates, through daily production controls in its own state-of-the-art quality control laboratory, through the certifications it has for all its activities and products, and through the collaborations with laboratories and University Institutions in Cyprus and abroad.

The company is committed to the continuous maintenance and improvement of its Management Systems, to the preservation of its certifications, and to the constant upgrade of its products and services.

Product quality

Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd is committed to producing products of exceptional quality and high added value, while continuously developing and improving existing ones, always aiming for the utmost satisfaction of its customers.

The main products manufactured by Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd comply with the European Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC), are governed by Harmonized European Standards, and bear the CE marking as well as the necessary Declarations of Performance.

Certificates are available upon request for all products of the company. Please contact nkm@cytanet.com.cy.

Raw Materials and Suppliers

Before being stocked in our warehouse, all products imported by the company undergo strict controls based on procedures defined by our certified quality systems

EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 Certification: Execution of steel structures
EN ISO 3834-2:2005 Certification: Fusion welding of steel materials

Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd is certified according to EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 and EN ISO 3834-2:2005 standards for all its steel products and constructions. We have a designated Visual Quality Inspector, certified welders, as well as certified welding methods from NORTEST Inspection and Certification Centre.

Under Regulation 305/2011 of the European Parliament and the EU Council, the application of the EN ISO 1090 standards, which includes the CE marking of structural steel products and constructions, is mandatory and binding across Europe. The CE marking allows a product to be legally placed on the market of any European Union member state. Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd, is in full compliance with the relevant regulation.

We have been certified according to the EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 standard after successfully completing a thorough conformity assessment of our factory’s manufacturing processes and controls. The certification covers the design, production, and corrosion protection of steel elements up to the EXC3 execution class. In addition, we have been certified according to the EN ISO 3834-2:2005 standard which means we have all the quality requirements for fusion welding of steel materials both in our factory and at field installation sites.

ISO 45001:2018 Certification: Occupational health and safety management systems

Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd is certified with ISO 45001:2018 for the Health & Safety Management System developed and implemented in the workplace. The system aims to ensure a work environment that minimizes health and safety risks for employees, collaborators, visitors, and customers of the company.

The company was originally certified with OHSAS 18001:2007 standard but in 2020 it was upgraded and gradually transitioned to ISO 45001:2018 standard.

In compliance with ISO 45001:2018, our company:

-Provides training to every new employee on safety issues at work.

-Provides all personnel with their Personal Protective Equipment and the necessary training for their proper use.

-Analyses and presents the risks that may arise at the workplace so that employees can recognize them and take necessary protective measures.

-Organizes safety training for all personnel on a regular basis.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification: Quality Management Systems

With the aim of fully satisfying its customers, Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd follows a strict quality policy whose main objectives are:

  • Ensuring that all products and services meet the technical and quality characteristics of the market’s formulated needs, as well as the standards and regulations governing them.
  • Continuously improving the technical and quality characteristics of all products and services to further their reliability and resilience.

Our adherence to quality has led to the development and operation of our own Quality Management System in 2000 which has been certified with ISO 9001:2015.

ISO 14001:2015 Certification: Environmental Management Systems

Always a pioneer and always environmentally conscious, Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd combines its development with the protection of the environment, making daily efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its activities. Aligning economic sustainability and optimal efficiency of its infrastructure with the social and ethical responsibilities arising from the need to reduce the energy and environmental footprints, Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd designs, implements, and invests in Circular Economy technologies

A shining example is the design and manufacture of innovative equipment for the reuse of polyurethane and polystyrene waste to produce two environmentally friendly, easy to use, and high-quality products (THERMINK and PS THERMINK). Moreover, the technology behind this innovative equipment is made available to other businesses that wish to invest in circular economy.

As part of the company's commitment to environmentally responsible operations, Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company Ltd has developed and implemented an Environmental Management System certified with the international standard ISO14001:2015.

In compliance with ISO14001:2015, our company:

  • Strictly adheres to the current legislation and regulations, maintaining all the necessary permits for its operations.
  • Draws and implements Waste Management procedures for all its activities.
  • Separates solid waste into recyclables, regular waste, and waste requiring special treatment. The waste management is carried out by licensed companies with whom the company has signed relevant agreements.
  • Invests in equipment with reduced energy consumption.
  • Replaces company vehicles used by its personnel with lower emission ones.
  • Educates its personnel on environmentally friendly work practices helping them recognise the hazards and the impact if these practices were not implemented.
  • Conducts environmental measurements when and where required.
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