Knutsen Philippines, Inc. is now ISO 9001:2015 Certified
Knutsen Philippines, Inc. (KPI) was presented last January 9, 2020 the ISO 9001:2015 Certification by SGS Philippines.
The organization is the duly-authorized Philippine manning agent serving the superior vessels of Knutsen OAS Shipping (KOAS) and Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) ASA.
Knutsen Philippines is part of the Knutsen Group with headquarters in Norway, whose rich history spans 124 years in the shipping industry. Knutsen Group’s vision is to be the world’s leading provider of shipping services based on customer satisfaction. The aim is to create value for customers, owners and shareholders through the execution of safe and effective operations with profitability.
From left, Åge Risanger, Owners Representative – Knutsen Group; Bryant Arcilla, President and General Manager – Knutsen Philippines; Khenna Mae Dela Cruz , QA Administrator – Knutsen Philippines; Roger Villanueva, Business Director – SGS Philippines; Neli Dablio, Marketing Manager – SGS Philippines.
Knutsen Philippines continuous to support the Knutsen Group’s implementation of its global corporate strategies for the past decade. It incorporates the global corporate values of credibility, innovation and care with the stipulated values of teamwork, leadership by example and continuous improvement, in the Philippine office. Knutsen Philippines continues to develop and retain a roster of world-class seafarers, among which Filipinos are widely-recognized and acclaimed. A majority of KOAS's & KNOT's present crew are Filipinos on regular rotation across its entire fleet. KPI espouses a congenial and mutually-beneficial collaboration with KOAS and KNOT. While KPI's operations and core competency focus on Filipino crew management for KOAS and KNOT, it also provides them 24/7 IT support for all vessels and ancillary services in crewing and accounting systems.
Knutsen Philippine’s certification is a definite demonstration of its commitment to the highest quality standard in professionalism, service execution and customer service. Implementing and developing an efficient and effective Quality Management System is a strategic decision that empowers the organization to continuously enhance overall performance. This leads to a cycle of continual improvement of systems, processes and people thus ensuring that customers and shareholders are gratified with the excellent level of reliable service delivery, while maintaining profitable growth.
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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.