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Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong Demonstrates Supply Chain Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry by achieving TAPA TSR certification with SGS

Building on competitive advantages of security, reliability, and supply chain visibility

 

HONG KONG, 16 July 2020 – Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong, one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia, achieves the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Trucking Security Requirement (TSR) 2017 Level 1 certification. The TAPA TSR specify the minimum acceptable standards for security throughout supply chains utilizing trucking and associated operations. This includes the methods to be used in maintaining those standards. Working with leading certification company, SGS, Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong achieved TAPA FSR certification in 2019 and TAPA TSR certification in 2020.

TAPA is an international forum that focuses on reducing losses in supply chains through globally recognised standards, certification audits and real-time supply chain information incident system. TAPA’s certifications are internationally recognized standards for the qualification of companies’ supply chain excellence and resilience.

The transportation of high value, high risk and/or highly requested cargo, such as pharmaceutical products, has become a challenge for the industry due to the rapid increase of cargo theft. Furthermore, many pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers of high value and or sensitive pharmaceutical products must protect their production materials and manufactured products.

Andi Umbricht, Chief Executive of Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong & Macau, said: “TAPA has developed worldwide FSR and TSR standards that are designed to ensure safe and secure storage and transit of any TAPA member’s assets worldwide. Our clients are looking for a reliable business partner who has the capability to comply with internationally recognized security standards and is equipped with the recognized security technologies in the entire supply chain quality system.” 

TAPA certifications provide supply chains with competitive advantages in terms of operational efficiency and reliability as compared to those without a resilient set of security protocol in place. “Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong has undergone an extensive audit process to ensure greater visibility and certainty over their supply chain reliability. This translates to significant improvements in their operational performance and service quality”, said Tony Lugg, Chairman of TAPA Asia Pacific.

Andi Umbricht, Chief Executive of Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong & Macau, said: “TAPA TSR outlines a set of fixed standards and specifications not only for Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong to follow, but also as a reference tool for clients. By following the requirements stipulated in TAP FSR, TAPA TSR and ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System, Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong and its working partners and clients can benefit from improved processes along the supply chain.”

SGS is approved by TAPA to carry out certified assessments worldwide against TSR. SGS’s TAPA certification assessment includes an audit of security elements across your business and will also help you to identify any areas of concern with your own cargo security standards.

As a key link in your supply chain management, a logistics certificate from TAPA will demonstrate your commitment to increasing and improving security, as well as meeting the requirements of your customers.

Contact us or discover more about TAPA TSR certification from SGS.

 

About Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong

With over 10,000 employees worldwide and 400 employees in Hong Kong, Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong is one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia and aims to make healthcare more accessible. Zuellig Pharma Hong Kong provides world-class distribution, digital and commercial services to support the growing healthcare needs in the region.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.