NRS International welcomes ICRC to its Pakistan factory

4 Oct 2015

NRS International’s Pakistan-based manufacturing facility, H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons (HSNDS), has hosted a product evaluation visit from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The evaluation specifically focused on the Lahore-based factory’s TANA Netting production units. These manufacture the full range of DawaPlus® 2.0 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), which includes mosquito and sandfly nets as well as mosquito net curtains.

The ICRC delegates who visited the factory were:

    • Mr. Thomas Riess, Regional Logistician for Asia Pacific, ICRC
    • Ms. Maike Krueger, Regional Logistics Coordinator, ICRC Pakistan
    • Mr. Wasif Saddiq, Head of Logistics Centre Peshawar, ICRC Pakistan

The delegation was welcomed by the HSNDS Board of Directors and senior executives from the factory’s production and quality management departments.

ICRC visits HSNDS

The ICRC representatives visited the factory as part of their comprehensive assessment of the TANA Netting supply chain. They aim to evaluate all production and quality processes, from the sourcing of raw materials all the way through to delivery of the final products. Such assessments are performed by ICRC to ensure that its potential and current suppliers adhere to global standards of management and production processes.

“We would like to thank the management of HSNDS for facilitating our visit to the TANA Netting production units. We were impressed to see the scale of the manufacturing operation and its overall rapid growth and expansion. HSNDS has demonstrated that it is managing its operations very effectively, and production and quality management processes are to be commended,” according to Mr. Riess, ICRC regional Logistician for Asia Pacific.

ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organisation, it is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employs some 13,000 people in more than 80 countries. Funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the ICRC has been working in Pakistan since 1947.

“We were delighted to host ICRC. We are very proud of what we have achieved at HSNDS, building up our manufacturing facility from humble beginnings to what is now a beacon of manufacturing excellence in Pakistan and indeed further afield,” said Mr. Furqan Sarwar, Executive Director of Production at HSNDS.

NRS International looks forward to working hand-in-hand with ICRC and other international agencies to continue this development and reach new levels of success.

About HSNDS

Operating since 1979, HSNDS is a family-owned manufacturing facility located in Lahore, Pakistan. It employs 7,000 skilled workers producing innovative core relief items such as such as tents, tarpaulins, blankets, sleeping mats, water containers and mosquito nets exclusively for NRS International’s clients. The high-quality products are designed to offer cost-effective solutions for ongoing health projects and humanitarian aid in the event of a natural disaster or conflict, anywhere in the world.

For more information, please visit www.hsnds.com.

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