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DHL Express Attains 300th TAPA Certification

August 29, 2018

BONN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--The Birmingham Service Centre of DHL Express in the UK has become the 300 th facility worldwide to be awarded with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) security certification. This independent recognition confirms that DHL Express has implemented the highest security standards for transporting shipments through the supply chain.

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DHL Express Birmingham (UK) achieves TAPA “A” certification, becoming the 300th TAPA-certified site in the DHL Express global network. (Photo: Business Wire)

Adrian Whelan, Head of Global Security for DHL Express, commented: “Security has always been a top priority for us. Although we always had our own internal security standards, we are convinced that it is important to have security standards independently verified and certified, mainly for our customers, so that they know their valuable shipments are in safe hands.”

The internationally recognized TAPA certification is one of the most rigorous logistics and supply chain security certifications. This independently audited certification is widely respected as the leading security standard in this sector, and focuses on the way in which high-value goods are handled, warehoused and transported.

Ian Wilson, CEO DHL Express UK, says: “We are proud to receive the Level ‘A’ certification for Birmingham. In such a dynamic operational environment, the highest level of security is absolutely paramount to the company’s success. That is why DHL Express has adopted TAPA’s FSR at the heart of its global security strategy. We view security as a competitive advantage and our customers want and deserve the highest level of security. We are committed to providing them with that as well as ensuring our people are safe and secure at work.”

The accredited facilities now span 82 countries, with 96 DHL Express facilities located in Europe, 87 in Asia-Pacific, 25 in China, 43 in the Americas, 30 in Sub Saharan Africa and 19 in the Middle East and North Africa.

“We congratulate DHL Express and its Global Security team on this outstanding achievement and for their commitment to the TAPA Security Standards,” declares Thorsten Neumann, Chairman of TAPA EMEA. “They clearly recognise our Facility Security Requirements as the leading supply chain security standard and the most effective way to protect their customers’ goods. More and more customers are asking their logistics partners if their facilities are TAPA certified because it is the security benchmark they trust. This is why the level of TAPA certifications in the EMEA region is at its highest-ever level in our 20-year history and growing every month.”

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CONTACT: DHL Express

Pamela Duque

Pamela.duque@dhl.com

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KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA CANADA FLORIDA GERMANY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT AIR SECURITY RAIL TRUCKING OTHER TRANSPORT LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT RETAIL

SOURCE: DHL

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