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July - Sept 2013 Issue
Benchmark Magazine

Newsletter Highlights

  • Standardization is a critical component in the Kenyan Economy
  • Calibration and Calibration Services in the Pharmaceutical manufacturing sector
  • KEBS Expands its Scope to Test GMOs
  • The Role of KEBS in Food Fortifi cation 13. NQI & CB hold joint customer communication Day
  • The Afl atoxin Menace
  • Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
Sept - Nov 2011 Issue
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Newsletter Highlights

  • Efforts, Initiates and Attitutes
  • KEBS Achievements: Developments, Gains and Improvements on Standards and Service Delivery
  • Bio-energy Conference
  • Fishing farming standards
  • A living passion for Standards
July - Sept 2011 Issue
Benchmark Magazine

Newsletter Highlights

  • Importing a used Motor Vehicle?
  • KEBS : Management of Aflatoxin
  • Consumer Insight, consumer's role in countering substandard products
  • The role of supermarkets, Rettail, Wholesale and Hardware Outlets in raising the Quality Products.
  • Understanding the need for a chang'aa standard
Jan - Mar. 2011 Issue
Benchmark Magazine

Newsletter Highlights

  • KEBS certification Body Acquires 17021 Certification
  • Assessments and classification of Hotels and Restourants
  • Creating a compettitive Africa through knowledge management

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News/Events

Updated list of road speed limiters approved as per KS 2295 Parts 1 and 2:2011 as at 11th April 2014
Posted on: 12-04-2014

List of speed limiters certified by KEBS as at 11th April 2014

S/N

Firm Name

Brands

Contacts

Physical Location

1

DALCOM ENTERPRISES

OMATA

721858984

NAIROBI

2

PINNACLE SYSTEMS LTD

AUTOGRADE & FLEET 1

722375799

NAIROBI

3

POWER GOVERNORS (K) LTD

PGL CONTRO

720750363

NAIROBI

4

POWER GOVERNORS (K) LTD

AUTO CONTRO

720750363

NAIROBI

5

CABLE CAR CORPORATION (K) LTD

SPEEDIX

725672959

NAIROBI

6

EKAS TECHNOLOGIES - NYERI

EKAS

724315581

NYERI

7

SAFERIDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

SAFERIDER SRG1.1 (HEAVY)

0720941701/0733941701

NAIROBI

8

SIMBA CORPORATION LTD

ELSON TRUCK TECHNOLOGY

711122867

NAIROBI

9

PAPO HAPO SOLUTIONS LTD

PHS

020-4452666

NAIROBI

10

EUREKA TECHNICAL SERVICE LTD

ROMATIC SYSTEM 80 MICRO+(DMS)

020-4445155/0720-960752

NAIROBI

11

MARKMANN & COMPANY LIMITED

KIT KIT

722457028

NAIROBI

12

CONTROL TECH LTD

CONTROLTECH

0703204570/1

NAIROBI

13

PAYMATIC

GUARDIAN CL002

734978746

NAIROBI

14

LAB TECHNOLOGIES INNOVATIONS LTD

TECHTO

725982293

NAIROBI

15

FLEX COMMUNICATIONS LTD

CRUZ

721413516

NAIROBI


Kenya National Standardization Strategy 2013 - 2014
Posted on: 11-03-2014

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has remained the premier government agency for the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services since its inception in 1974. Over that period its main activities have grown from the development of standards and quality control for a limited number of locally made products in the 1970s to the provision of more comprehensive Standards development, Metrology, Conformity Assessment, Training and Certification services.

With the re-establishment of the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), KEBS activities now include participation in the development and implementation of SMCA activities at the regional level where it participates in the harmonization of standards, measurements and conformity assessment regimes for regional integration.

KEBS operates the National Enquiry Point in support of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

In order to effectively and efficiently provide quality services and meet the expectations of the stakeholders, KEBS approved a Strategic Plan (2012-2017)- (downloadable here) as well as signed a performance contract with the Government of Kenya. This is strategic move and a clear commitment to take standardization work forward and undertake the mandate of KEBS as stipulated in the standards act CAP. 496 of the Laws of Kenya.

This Standardization strategy has been developed to guide the process of standardization in the Standards Development and international trade division. The level of standardization of any country reflects its social-economic development. The standardization strategy outlines a one-year national standards development programme based on identified national economic and non-economic priorities along with the needs as requested by the stakeholders.

This will be replicated for another two years to have a 3 years programme. The work plan is to be accomplished on an annual basis and the number of standards to be developed shall be as specified in the KEBS Strategic plan. This is contained in the divisional work plan which is a summation of individual technical officers work plan. Propagation of standards developed has been a great success as this make stakeholders aware of the existence of these standards. Based on WTO recommendations, KEBS undertakes to adopt International Standards to facilitate international trade.


Download the press releases in pdf format
  • KEBS celebrates the 43rd world standards day - 16th october 2012
    World Standards Dayis celebrated each year on 14th October to pay tribute to the efforts of thousands of experts worldwide that collaborate with International Standards Bodies like (International Electro-technical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International telecommunications Union (ITU),to develop International Standards that facilitate trade, spread knowledge and promote technologicaladvances.

    The theme this year is, "Less waste, better results - Standards increase efficiency".Standards are crucial for increasing efficiency, while efficiency is crucial for success in today’s challenging and competitive economic environment. This issue has drawn a lot of attention as global economies are challenged with sustainability and financial uncertainty. Optimization of resources in any organization provides a foundation for better results. Efficiency is the ability to achieve organizational objectives by implementing processes in production or services that facilitate provision of safe, functional and quality products with minimal waste, expense, or unnecessary effort. Efficiency helps organizations meet their goals as they maximize profits.
    Posted on: 22-10-2012

  • Notice to all Cement Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors
    KEBS has noted that cement that does not comply with the requirements specified in the Kenya standard on labeling is being offered for sale in the Kenyan market. The Kenya Standard KS 1829: 2004: Labeling of products - General Requirements, gives the general requirements for the marking and labeling of products made in Kenya and those imported into the country. The standard requires that the following information shall be indelibly and legibly displayed on products:
    1. Name of the product,
    2. Date of manufacture,
    3. Expiry date,
    4. Active ingredient content,
    5. Handling requirements,
    6. Instructions for use among others.
    Manufacturers, importers and distributors of cement are advised to ensure that the products comply with the standard before being released to the market.

    Posted on: 20-07-2012
 
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