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Kenya’s Longhorn Publishers Gets ISO Certification

by Caroline Vutagwa
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Kenya’s only listed publisher, Longhorn Publishers has today announced its ISO 90001:2008 certification status making it the first non-parastatal publishing firm in the region to be ISO certified.

The certification was as a result of successfully implementing a quality management system that was audited by SGS Kenya proving their bid to embrace the best practices for business efficiency and customer satisfaction.

“In our quest to be the number one provider of learning solutions for Africa, we have been undergoing an intensive business improvement refining process for the past three years; this is what prompted our decision to apply for ISO 9001 Quality management systems (business processes) certification status, ” said Musyoki Muli, Longhorn publishers Managing Director.

Having produced major books that are used in the Kenyan educational syllabus, the company has positioned itself to lead  in providing animated content for schools with the government’s directive to provide free laptops for children.

“we already have animated content that is interactive and friendly to ensure children are excited to learn through these new devices,” explained Muli.

In his remarks Dr. Andrei Koval from SGS Kenya said: “we are extremely proud to have worked with Longhorn for their ISO 9001:2008 Certification processes. While optional fro many organizations, the certification is critical in providing a tried and tested framework that helps to manage an organization’s processes so that they consistently produce products that satisfy customers’ expectations.”

Hon. F. T. Nyammo, Longhorn’s chairman said that he was honored to be in a company that has a task of transforming the publishing sector through determination, innovation and passion to increase literacy in Africa by producing top notch reading materials.

The highlight of the event was the recognition of the ISO Certification team who were presented with certificates and trophies for successfully guiding the company through the intense process.

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