Warren Gemlik, group development director, KOJ Interiors

Extensive design and manufacturing facilities were formed in 2001, as a support service for the KOJ Group and has over the last years evolved into the new brand of KOJ Interiors which provides full turnkey design and fit-out solutions within the commercial, hospitality, and retail sectors covering the UAE and KSA. Its rapid growth and confident position in this highly competitive marketplace have been built on its Middle East experience, manufacturing strength, strong focus on customer service, building the best multi-national team of employees, and implementing ISO standards and online platforms that have worked well in the remote working environment. After developing and expanding its design services, KOJ now provides complete control from concept to keys, as well as in-house authority experts to ensure timely mobilisation and final certifications and handovers. Implementing a Zero Defects policy has been a phased process, with Quality Control Managers ensuring that staff and clients are fully utilising the collaborative online applications for tracking and elimination of all common problems encountered in the high-quality finish industry.

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KOJ Interiors has well-supported and ambitious future plans, which include the addition of related services and production, additional growth and control of site delivery teams, and geographic expansion. Warren Gemlik, group development director at KOJ Interiors, shares: “The customer experience is at the heart of what we do, and we are continually learning to improve our systems and culture to exceed expectations and to make the fit-out journey as pleasurable as it can be for our valued partners. We are extremely proud to have built a multi-gender, race and nationality Team and that we place the focus on skill and performance above any other measure, we further extend this respect and fairness to our supply chain, with clear mission objectives and the objective of mutual success and goodwill. At times our projects can be complex, remote, and impacted by factors which are beyond our control and our solution-based approach proves to work well with our clients. Completing 38 projects from 1st March to before Eid was a challenge however very successful and it nicely identified areas of the business to strengthen and reinforce with new procedures and resources.”

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Having recently secured high profile, high quality, and high specification projects with First Abu Dhabi Bank, Tecom, Dubai Holding, RAK Hospitality, Fertiglobe, Montfort, Five Guys, Nando’s and to be further blessed by KOJ Group retail rollouts for Subway, LEGO, ELC and The Body Shop, to name a few, KOJ continues to strengthen and expand its position in the market. Gemlik further adds: “Now that we have a complete service offering within the UAE, we are further invest- ing in our traditional base of KSA and taken on some exciting internal Clients in Jeddah and Riyadh. We expect our decades of experience in this market to promote an exciting area of growth. We implement a collaborative approach to bring your visions to life.

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