The first TAPA accredited DSV facility in South Africa

Recently, the first South African DSV warehouse, in Gauteng, got TAPA (Technology Asset Protection Association) approved in their first attempt, passing the first audit with honours.

TAPA warehouse and team in ZA

Now we can offer our customers a comprehensively secured location with highly qualified personnel,

says Sales Director Barbara Matthee.
The audit was performed by SGS who is approved by TAPA to carry out certified assessments based on TAPA's Freight Security Requirements (FSR).

The auditor was impressed by the tight and adequate security measures implemented by the team on site and, consequently, recommended a category A accreditation.  

TAPA - Technology Asset Protection Association

The TAPA organisation is a global forum of security, insurance and logistics professionals established to ensure the safe and secure transport, storage and warehousing of TAPA members' assets throughout the world.
TAPA certified companies must pass a detailed independent physical premises audit to ensure compliance with numerous freight security requirements that specify the minimum acceptable standards for security throughout the supply chain and the methods used to maintain those standards.  

A TAPA approved site has a great many security measures in place, including:

  • A dedicated Security Manager and regular on-going security training for all employee
  • Security vetting and background police checks of all employees
  • Closed circuit TV security monitors positioned at all access points, doors, etc.
  • Perimeter barriers with security lighting and alarms
  • Biometric fingerprint access control to premises
  • Preparation and discrepancy controls to ensure the security and accuracy of documentation
  • Truck security with real time GPRS tracking and tamper-proof security seals and locks

Learn more about TAPA