Exclusive interview with Mr.Sajid Hussain, General Manager, Gulf Manufacturing LLC, U.A.E
Paper Desk : May we know about Gulf Manufacturing ?
Sajid Hussain : Established in 1975, Gulf Manufacturing Company is steeped in history and tradition of servicing U.A.E. and other GCC countries. We specialize in affordable, quality, eco-friendly products, offering ultimate convenience and reliability to domestic and commercial customers. Our experience and understanding of the market allow us to deliver best quality and value and we take great care throughout our manufacturing process to ensure the highest standards, using pure virgin pulp in our paper products for supreme softness and specially bonding our toilet paper products for extra thickness and absorbency. Our main products cover a wide and complete range of paper in use today. We provide not only Virgin pulp but to a large extent of recycled and mixed paper completely respecting the environment and nature.
OUR VISION : To improve people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day. Our mission is to continue to provide innovative paper products, exceptional customer service and value to our customers. OUR MISSION : Gulf Manufacturing is a company that meets the personal care and hygiene needs of its customers day after day. Our hygienic paper products enhance quality of life and transform small moments into pleasant memories. We offer comprehensive solutions to everyone who is a part of our success story, and work with them to create opportunities for our mutual and sustainable development proudly since 1975.
PD : What kind of basic & premium products you offer to customers?
SH : Gulf Manufacturing Company offers an extensive product line of tissue paper products, with various sizes and packaging, in 100% virgin pulp and recycled pulp as well, to suit the different needs of our clients.
Our product range includes;
- Toilet Paper
- Jumbo Rolls
- Facial Tissues
- Paper Napkins
- Hand Towels
- Kitchen Towels
- Wet Wipes
- Pocket Tissues
- Disposable Cups
- Sandwich Wrap Paper
You can ask us that how our products are benefiting our customers? Features can communicate the capability of a product or service. Our products are uniquely known for premium quality, affordability, convenience, comfort and usability, style and performance.
PD : Please explain about your new facial tissues.
SH : Our recent launch of products includes tree free 100% bamboo facial and toilet tissues. These 100% bamboo rolls and facial tissues are 100% the most elegant paper ever. They’re as soft and strong as a unicorn’s mane (minus the split ends) and look majestic in your toilet and at home. No inks, no dyes. No BPA is used in the production process.
PD : How best are your manufacturing facilities?
SH : Our production plants operate under the strictest quality and safety criteria. By applying an Integrated Management System, which includes International Standards on Quality, Energy and Good Manufacturing Practices, we guarantee the highest quality of our products and embed environmentally friendly methods in our production operations. Our paper products provide convenience and improved hygiene, reducing the spread of various diseases. Some prominent features of our paper products include;
Sustainable: Made with wood from responsibly-managed forests or recycled paper, our paper products are sustainable which means they originate from renewable resources.
Reliable & Hygienic: Disposable tissue products help reduce the spread of bacteria and communicable diseases and are hygienic and convenient to boot.
Practical: Nothing beats the practical convenience of a roll of toilet paper or a travel pack of tissues. We service all the consumer’s day to day needs with our articles which includes facial tissues, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, interfold towels, table napkins, M Torks & T Torks.
In the area of production, adopting sustainable development practices is a key component of our strategy within the supply chain. The efficient use of energy and natural resources, the use of renewable energy resources, the mitigation of waste production and their rational management, the manufacturing of more environmentally friendly products have been and still remain our commitments vis-à-vis the environmental challenges.
We are committed in applying the most updated technologies for safety and environmental protection, strictly following all relevant local and international regulations. We constantly invest in upgrading our facilities and equipment, but also in managing our energy resources more efficiently and in developing our employees to constantly upgrade their skills and knowhow, in order to fulfil their potential.
Our team work together to design and utilize the latest technology to allow our manufacturing plants to produce the highest quality products. The main mission of our manufacturing team is to provide the business divisions with high-quality products within the required timelines and under the best possible conditions of safety.
PD : How do you value your employees?
SH : Gulf Manufacturing Co. will continue to help enhance the health, hygiene and wellbeing of people of U.A.E and international community where we have reached by providing premium quality personal tissue products and brands at unrivalled prices. Gulf Manufacturing Co. values its role as corporate social responsibility leader and will always do more to help those less fortunate both locally and overseas.
Gulf Manufacturing Company fosters an invigorating work environment that encourages personal development, professional accomplishment, and fun. An engaging workplace with open doors and busy corridors, here people are fully immersed in the day’s challenges.
A place where you can pave your own path and make meaningful decisions for the company. Working individually or pulling together as a team, life at Gulf Manufacturing is a shared entrepreneurial effort rewarding excellence with wide peer recognition. Tolerance, sensitivity and workplace diversity ensures our company culture of dignity and mutual respect.
PD : What is your goal and how do you want to serve the Industry?
SH : To advance sustainable development and competitiveness, to increase sales, and to make technological progress via modern industrial plans while safeguarding the environment via cleaner industrial technologies and production methods.
We are among the pioneers to have produced tree-free bamboo paper products that are recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable. Because no trees are harmed in the making of our bamboo paper products, it’s the best choice for hygiene and the environment. Paper as you know is a valuable commodity which we know how to treat placing ecological recovery first.
The market of environmentally friendly products has been booming over the last 5 years and we believe that it is our responsibility to produce and offer services of personal hygiene and cleaning products which are the basic needs of society.
PD : What is the future plan of Gulf Manufacturing?
SH : By focusing on our strength and our underlying core values, Gulf Manufacturing Company will increase its sales by 25% in three years. This business plan leads the way by renewing our vision and strategic focus of adding value to our target market segments – the small business and high-end home / office users in the local market reaching them by electronic commerce means.
PD : How do you see the social responsibllity and how do you act on this?
SH : We acknowledge that our accountability to the earth and the creatures that live on it extends beyond our products. We believe that companies must be part of the solution to environmental challenges, not only by what they make, but how they make it.
We also believe that companies should contribute to society and to the environment by their own actions and by helping the activities of other that focus all of their skills and energies on important environmental issues. We continually strive to be the best corporate citizens that we can be.
Proudly we are awarded ISO 9001 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures that our products and services meet the needs of our clients through an effective quality management system.