ADOPTION OF TAPA SECURITY STANDARDS HITS AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN 2017 AND NOW COVERS 60 COUNTRIES IN EMEA

The number of TAPA Security Standards certifications in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region climbed to their highest-ever level in 2017 as more companies adopted the Association’s Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) than at any time in TAPA’s 20-year history.

Figures for the year show a 16.6% increase in FSR certifications to a total of 645 locations across the region, while the 126 companies with TSR certifications contributed to a 41.5% improvement year-on-year. The year ended with 83 FSR certifications in Q4, up 124.3% over the last three months of 2016. The number of TSR certifications rose from seven to 12 over the same period, 71.4% higher.   

In Q4, a total of 18 companies achieved FSR certifications in the region and a further eight earned TSR certifications. These were spread across 21 countries in EMEA:

·        Austria

·        Belgium

·        Czech Republic

·        Finland

·        France

·        Germany

·        Ireland

·        Italy

·        Netherlands

·        Norway

·        Poland

·        Portugal

·        Romania

·        Russia

·        South Africa

·        Spain

·        Sweden

·        Switzerland

·        Turkey

·        United Arab Emirates

·        United Kingdom

 

TOP 10 FSR

Each of the top 10 countries for FSR certifications in 2017 recorded growth over 2016:

Country                                 Total             % growth over 2016

Netherlands                          94                         3.3%  

United Kingdom                     78                       18.1%

Italy                                       64                       25.5%

Spain                                     42                       10.5% 

Germany                                37                        32.1%               

United Arab Emirates             32                        14.3%

Turkey                                    25                         38.9%   

France                                    23                         21%

Czech Republic                       20                         33.3% 

Belgium                                  17                         6.2% 

 

TOP 5 TSR

Similarly, the countries with the highest number of TSR certifications also reported year-on-year increases:

Country                                             Total             % growth over 2016

Netherlands                                         44                           10.5%

Italy                                                      12                          100%

Germany                                               12                           50%

Belgium                                                   9                           125%

United Kingdom                                       9                            50%

Overall, Manufacturers looking to work with Logistics Service Providers with TAPA Security Standards certifications can now choose from FSR sites in 59 countries in EMEA and TSR-certified operators in 23 countries.           

Mark Gruentjes, TAPA EMEA’s Standards Lead, commented: “The number of TAPA FSR and TSR certifications are continuing to show growth each year as more companies recognise the value of operating TAPA-approved facilities and trucking services. The increase can also be partly attributed to more manufacturers asking or requiring their logistics service providers to meet the TAPA Security Standards. In the last two years, we have seen the number of FSR certifications in EMEA rise by 46.6% and TSR certifications over this period have increased 85.3%. With the launch of the latest versions of both Standards last year, and the fact that these are applicable for a three-year period, we expect to see more companies adopting FSR and TSR in 2018, which we will support with advice, guidance and training.”

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