Itella’s Logistics Centres attain highest certification


Two logistics centres of Itella Logistics have attained the highest security certification (type A) of the TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association). The certified facilities are Itella Logistics’ logistics centres in Vantaa and in Kotka, Finland.

The type A certification is only available for facilities with an outstanding security level, proven by the TAPA process, which surveys the safety technology, physical protection, operating and working instructions, and best security practices at the facility.

-Security has always been integral to Itella Logistics’ services. We secure our customers’ property throughout the transport chain, in our road, sea and air transport services and warehouse terminals, explains Heikki Horn, Security Manager at Itella.

In addition to TAPA audits, Itella conducts internal audits and takes the customers’ security-related needs into consideration as services develop further. -All new Itella warehouses, such as the new warehouses in Moscow and St. Petersburg, have been constructed so as to meet the TAPA type A standards, concludes Mr Horn.

For further information, please contact:
Jarmo Halonen, Country Manager, Finland, Itella Logistics, mobile +358 40 900 6466
Heikki Horn, Security Manager, Itella Corporation, mobile +358 400 68 9070
Corporate Communications contact: Johanna Kotila, Communications Director, Itella Logistics, mobile +358 50 436 4437

Itella Logistics, an Itella Group company, supports and develops its customers’ business operations by providing freight and forwarding, transport and delivery, and warehousing services as well as comprehensive contract logistics solutions. In 2008, Itella Logistics’ net sales will exceed EUR 700 million, and the company employs some 10,350 staff in eight countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia).