Posted on November 15, 2016

Consolidated Gulf Company, CGC, a leading technology system integrator, has become the first company in the Middle East to receive Audiovisual Provider of Excellence (APEx) designation awarded by InfoComm International, the global Audiovisual (AV) standards organization.

APEx is InfoComm’s seal of approval for companies that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients' needs by delivering exceptional solutions. With this mark of distinction, CGC joins an elite group of less than fifty (50) integration companies and AV design consulting firms worldwide.

To achieve APEx recognition, CGC demonstrated a high level of service quality and technical capability by building a team of Certified Technology Specialists, adhering to InfoComm standards, and proving ongoing customer satisfaction. InfoComm’s CTS certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute under the International Organization of Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Schemes of Persons program.

Haitham Ahmad, General Manager, CGC, expressed happiness over his company’s latest feat: “It gives us immense satisfaction to be recognized on a global platform. The prestigious APEx certification to CGC is a testimony to our commitment to the highest standards and quality that we are delivering to our esteemed clients in Qatar and overseas. This benchmark reinforces our commitment to continue to bring global standard to market with optimized value for money.”

“For us, it's all about delivering the best experience to our customers,” said CGC’s head of AV solutions, Vangelis Petridis. “We are a very strong team of experienced professionals who have a single goal - to place a big smile on the faces of our clients. Seeking the InfoComm APEx certification is aligned with our mission for the highest quality. As the Middle East’s first APEx-certified company, we feel honored that our meticulous efforts and attention to detail have been acknowledged by InfoComm. This gives us extra courage to invest even more energy and excitement in delivering the best A/V standard in Qatar.”

“The APEx mark is much more than a logo; it is a company’s commitment to the highest quality and customer service," said Jonathan Seller, InfoComm’s senior director of development for the Asia-Pacific region. We couldn’t be more pleased to see CGC joining the APEx family of the world’s leading AV firms.” “When it comes to AV systems, there are fewer than a handful of companies that you can trust for the mega projects; CGC is definitely at the top of my list.” said Antoine Wehbe, senior low current division manager at UCC & KCT and Mall of Qatar Project ELV director.

“We have worked closely with CGC in the MOI HQ project, and have found their service to be creative, timely and accurate," said Hesham Ahmed, PMP, CEG International and MOI HQ project director. "Their inputs and suggestions have helped us develop and enhance the execution of the project, and achieve a high standard of deliverables.