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Recycling of waste tires into useful products – GRRC receives ISO certification

IIK Staff reporter

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The leading business house in Kuwait AlMailem Group achieves another milestone with the ISO certification of its “Green Rubber Recycling Co” (GRRC) – the first of its kind company in Kuwait for waste tire recycling.

With the active support and encouragement from EPA (Environment Public Authority) and PAI (Public Authority for Industry), for promoting environmental sustainability within the automotive industry, the green arm of Almailem Group, GRRC received certifications for compliance with ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety) standards. The certificates were handed over by Mr. Ramez Riad, GM, RoyalCert International Registrars to GRRC management in the gracious presence of various dignitaries, ISO auditors, key customers and media persons.

“We ensure that the tires sold by us are not only provided a safer and cleaner alternative of disposal”, said Mr. Kuldeep S. Lamba, MD of AlMailem Group, “but are in fact given a new lease of life, be it on playgrounds and gyms, or as fuel and flooring. Our vision is to make Kuwait a leader in producing innovative green products from recycled tire waste.”

With its state-of-the-art recycling plant in Amghara equipped with latest European machinery, GRRC converts waste tire into useful products, mainly flooring materials like Playground tiles, Gym titles etc which can be used indoors and also outdoors. The company manufacture wide assortment of cost-effective Rubber Tiles for playgrounds, gyms, walkways, stables, commercial and residential spaces, which not only provide enhanced safety and comfort but are also resilient in all climates.

Elaborating on the subject Mr. Mishari AlMailem, Joint MD said “AlMailem Group has always been strongly committed to delivering excellence in quality. ISO certification is a step in this direction which ensures that each & every stage in the factory is completely aligned with relevant international standards so that consumers can be assured of reliability & quality-consistency of all our products”.

“Our products have been certified by the Ministry of Defense in Kuwait,” said Mr Choji Lamba, President at AlMailem Group. “Tier has basically three components – Rubber, Steel and Fiber. Through our mechanical processes, we separate the three components from the wast e tires. The Rubber that comes out is in the form of fine granules and very clean. That is further used in making various kinds of rubber products. We are basically now concentrating on making flooring materials like Playground tiles, Gym titles etc. which can be used indoors and also outdoors. We are the only one in Kuwait making these products,” Mr Choji Lamba explained the process of recycling the old Tires

Getting ISO certification is not GRRC’s destination, rather it is a milestone in its continuing journey towards excellence in quality. Finally, thanking the attendees, Mr. Lamba expressed his heartfelt gratitude to EPA & PAI, stakeholders, valued customers and the dedicated company staff for their unwavering commitment for this green endeavor.

Kuwait generates a large number of used tires every year, which poses a threat to the environment by hazardous stockpiling of tires. This novel idea of recycling of used tires into useful products is not only economical but also a green revolution to safeguard the environment. Under the leadership of Mr Kuldeep Singh Lamba, AlMailem Group has mirrored the exponential growth of Kuwait over the last six decades. The group is now proving that responsible business practices coupled with human ingenuity can address the world-wide problem of ur ban waste and create enduring value.

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Green Rubber Recycling Co.
Block 2, Plot 17, Amghara, Kuwait

An ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 &
ISO 45001:2018 certified company

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