“High security standards are vital for a company that specialises in the carriage of sensitive goods,” says Oliver Kuhn, Head of Security at trans-o-flex. “But it is at least just as important to document the standards achieved to the outside world as well.” For this reason, trans-o-flex is continuing its strategy of gradually certifying its sites according to TAPA standards. The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is an independent organisation supported by consignors, that has established the highest security standards in transportation worldwide. trans-o-flex achieved two more TAPA milestones last year. “The new site in Hamm (Dortmund) was certified for the first time. The new TAPA FSR-C 2020 standard was applied in the process,” Kuhn explains. “In Hürth (Cologne) we passed the interim audit.” Hürth was trans-o-flex’s first site to be TAPA-certified in 2019. The certification process has to be completely reviewed every three years, with an annual audit of the processes being required each year in between. “By 2022, Hürth will already be due for recertification according to the latest TAPA guidelines.” Kuhn anticipates that in the meantime other sites will also receive TAPA certification, following the example of Hürth and Hamm.