Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailers get TAPA certified

Germany-based OEM, Schmitz Cargobull, has expanded its S.KO COOL reefer semi-trailer product portfolio with a factory-fitted equipment package certified for the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) TSR1 transport operations.

Following confirmation by independent testing institute, DQS, the certificate was officially handed to Schmitz Cargobull (SC) at the IAA Transportation trade fair in Hanover, which confirmed that its semi-trailers meet the requirements of the TAPA TSR1 standard.

TAPA is an organisation made up of manufacturers, logistics service providers, freight forwarders and law enforcement authorities that applies proven methods and procedures to improve the security of valuable assets around the world.

In order to meet the TAPA TSR1 requirements a networked acoustic alarm system has been integrated into SC’s TrailerConnect telematics solution, which triggers an alarm if the trailer is accessed by an unauthorised third party.

Alongside the alarm system, the new TL4 electronic door locking system ensures that goods are protected from unauthorised access.

SC Head of Product Line Cool Freight, Volker Flatau, said the innovative products increase security with the networked infrastructure of TrailerConnect.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a reefer semi-trailer equipped to the highest TAPA safety standard ex works and to contribute to greater supply chain security,” he said.

“We will remain in close contact with the TAPA organisation and also continue to help shape future enhanced security requirements, so as to provide the highest level of security to our customers at all times.”

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