DIMO awarded the highest EM1 recognition by ICTAD

Thursday, November 15th, 2012


Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) one of Sri Lanka’s leading and diversified engineering companies received another notable recognition recently having awarded ‘Electrical & Mechanical 1’ (EM1) recognition in 5 main categories by Institute for Construction and Development (ICTAD) which is the apex accreditation institute for construction and development in the country.


ICTAD was set up by the Government of Sri Lanka to develop and promote the domestic Construction Industry, Contractors, Professionals, Work Force, etc. Over the years ICTAD has established itself as a recognized and important constituent of the Construction Industry.


Registering and grading contractors is a process pioneered by ICTAD in order to avoid anomalies and to maintain uniformity to help the different client organizations in effective decision making in selecting the respective contractors. This process identifies the capabilities of prospective contractors to determine their general ability to undertake different types and sizes of projects without reference to any specific contract.


Further the registration and grading will be determined by evaluating a contractor mainly on their, financial capability, the technical ability with staff and plant & machinery, and the experience gained in relevant fields. In addition to above contractor should have completed minimum one single project, valued more than LKR 25 million from each field. Moreover, ICTAD registration is a requirement for obtaining government contracts and there are over 2500 Construction Contractors registered with ICTAD on various grades.


Having received EM1 grading in 5 categories namely Refrigeration (RF),  Electrical Installations (Low Tension) (EE-LT), Electrical Installation (High Tension) (EE-HT), Extra Low Voltage Installations (Data, Telecommunication and Security Systems) (ELV), Fire Detection, Protection & Suppression (FDPS) DIMO became the only Sri Lankan organization to receive this coveted recognition to date.


Some of the landmark construction projects partnered by DIMO in the recent past include handling total lighting solutions at R. Premadasa & Pallekalle International Cricket Stadiums, installing the country’s largest building management solutions system at the newly built Sri Lanka Customs building at Colombo and supply & installing the state of the art networked fire detection system at Hambantota International Airport.


From a company known for automobiles, DIMO today has diversified into many other spheres of engineering – Medical Engineering, Building Management Systems, Power Engineering, Material Handling, Storage and Warehouse solutions, Power Tools, Agricultural Equipment, Lighting Solutions, Energy Audits, Power Systems, Refrigeration, Ship Building and Repairing are some of the areas into which DIMO has entered during the past few decades.


With more than 20 showrooms and touch points across the island, DIMO has an established network to provide the most advanced solutions to any location in the country.


Established in 1939, DIMO is among the top Public Listed Companies in Sri Lanka & the DIMO brand is among the top corporate brands in Sri Lanka, in terms of brand value. DIMO takes pride in representing the best engineered brands in the world. These principals have kept their trust in us to move their brands forward in Sri Lanka. Their commitment to innovation and sustainable development allows DIMO to offer the best in the world to Sri Lanka


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