The Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) have bagged two prestigious international awards, in recognition of their sustained efforts to develop state-of-the-art business infrastructure that meet investors' growing needs. The two free zones received the ESQR's Quality Choice Prize 2019 in the Gold Category 2019 (Berlin) at the Convention and Awards Ceremony organised by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) in Berlin (Germany). More than 65 companies, institutions and government departments from various sectors of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australia, were honored during the event, which reflect how important the award is as well as the leading reputation of Sharjah free zones.
The ESQR's Quality Choice Prize evaluates the efforts and initiatives implemented by various organisations and highlights the exceptional success in quality management, and innovative practices followed when implementing strategies that stimulate institutional performance. The SaifZone and HFZA have also received the Achievements Awards in the economy and business category, in the awarding ceremony 'Turning Achievements into Recognition', organised by the Europe Business Assembly (EBA).The event acknowledges the best organisations, companies and personalities for their outstanding achievements in international relations, economy, politics, science and social life, in Milan (Italy). A total of 100 organisations, companies from around the world were honored during the event.
The new milestone will further boost Sharjah's position as a global hub for multinational companies and foreign investments and will strengthen Sharjah free zones' reputation as an ideal business incubator. It also highlights the free zone's international leadership and reflects the emirate's advanced position on the international economic arena. During the awards ceremonies separately held in Berlin and Milan, Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport Free Zone, received the awards in the presence of Ali Saeed Al Jarwan, Deputy Commercial Director, Ha Free Zone Authority (HFZA)and Raed Bu Khater, Business Development Manager, SAIF Zone.
Al Mazrouei met a number of senior officials and directors of international institutions and companies participating in the two events and discussed with them ways of cooperation and prospects of activating coordination as well as investment opportunities offered by the two free zones to international companies. "Winning these prestigious awards is an undoubted triumph for Sharjah free zones, which proved that investing in improving services and facilities, enhancing the quality and efficiency, and enriching the experience of investors is the best recipe to success and excellence," Al Mazrouei said. Al Mazrouei stressed that quality and institutional efficiency top the priorities of the Sharjah Free Zones. This is because the sustainability, quality and efficiency of services provided in accordance with the best international standards is a key objective that the emirate's free zones focus on and seek to achieve.
"These two awards, which are the latest in a series of awards attained by Sharjah free zones, will be added to our record of achievements, he noted, adding that Sharjah free zones will continuously deliver the best and finest services to the business community in accordance with the latest international practices. It may be mentioned that Sharjah Airport International Free Zone is well established and highly progressive freezone.lts aims are to expand presence and increase offerings while maintaining the highest practical, commercial and ethical standards that has always neem practiced.
SAIF Zone's clients and business partners have played an essential role in helping become a world class free zone and in return the free zone has been integral to its success in the region and across the globe. Free zone's vision is to offer the most complete and competitive free zone service in the Middle East and Africa. While its mission is to work with global businesses providing unparalleled service, complete transparency and honest, respectful relationships.Moreover, the Hamriyah Free Zone is a free zone place in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Established by an Emiri decree in November, 1995, the Free Zone is 24 square kilometers in size and has a 14-metre deep port and 7 meter deep inner harbour.
In business, speed matters. And at Hamriyah Free Zone, 60 minutes is all it takes to set up your business and receive your trade license on the spot. Hamriyah Free Zone, UAE's second largest industrial free zone is spread across approx. 26 million square metres. The free zone is home to over 6,500 businesses from 163 countries. In addition to world-class facilities including offices, warehouses, factories and executive office suites, Hamriyah Free Zone also has over 15 on-site key business services, like banking and auditing firms, currency exchanges, conference rooms, staff accommodation, and more.