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DHL Express Attains 300th TAPA Certification


The Birmingham Service Centre of DHL Express in the UK has become the 300th
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

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

"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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