The number of TAPA Security Standards certifications in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region climbed to another new 22-year high in the first half of 2019 as the Association continued to see more take-up of its Facility Security Requirements (FSR), Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) and Parking Security Requirements (PSR).

Companies looking to work with TAPA FSR certified sites now have a choice of 699 facilities in 61 countries in EMEA as 47 more certifications were awarded in the second quarter of 2019, up 7.2% year-on-year.

The top five countries in the region for FSR certified facilities are now:

·         United Kingdom – 96 certifications

·         Netherlands – 87

·         Germany – 56

·         Italy – 49

·         Spain – 46

Other countries with 10 or more FSR facilities are:

·         Sweden - 29

·         United Arab Emirates – 29

·         France - 23

·         Turkey – 23

·         Czech Republic - 20

·         Poland – 19

·         South Africa – 18

·         Belgium - 16

·         Ireland – 16

·         Russia – 15

·         Austria - 14

·         Hungary - 14

It’s a similar story for TSR and PSR. With more transport and logistics companies and their customers looking to ensure the security of their goods during transportation, another 29 operators established TSR-certified fleets in Q2/19. There are now 170 trucking providers in 29 countries in EMEA with TSR certifications, an increase of 20.5% over the same period a year ago, with 46 of these in the Netherlands, 18 in Italy, 13 in Germany, nine in both Romania and the United Kingdom, and eight in Belgium and Poland.

The number of Parking Place Operators joining TAPA’s secure parking programme rose 136.8% versus a year ago. The 45 sites currently visible in the Association’s online database provide more than 4,500 parking places in 10 countries.

Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA, is confident the current record will be broken again in the second half of the year. “Our focus is to help our members deliver a resilient end-to-end supply chain and our Security Standards – which have been developed by the industry – give companies not only the procedures and processes they need to manage risk, they also come with the TAPA stamp of integrity. We will continue to look for more ways to help companies with FSR, TSR and PSR certifications gain value from their commitment to the highest levels of supply chain security.”