GROUP7 audited to GDP standards

By Damian Brett

The GDP team of GROUP7 from left to right: Jasmin Jahres, Radoslaw Kowalczyk, Fabian Lechner, Michael Wehner, Thomas Wiederspahn

Logistics firm GROUP7’s pharma services have been audited to GDP levels on the back of customer demand.

The company said that German testing company DEKRA certified the company’s international transport, logistics and e-commerce pharma services to GDP levels.

GROUP7 managing director Günther Jocher said: “The inquiries of our customers and worldwide partners have prompted us to take this new step. At the same time, ensuring the cold chain across several stations means a great responsibility for us. Standing up for the health of many people motivates us to do our best.”

The project lasted one year and the company put together a six member team to oversee the process. The team will continue in the role to ensure knowledge is transferred throughout the company.

On its airfreight business, Thomas Wiederspahn, head of quality management, outlined some of the steps it takes to maintain the quality of its phrama services.

“We ensure that the goods are not subjected to an X-ray process if the product does not allow it,” he said. “Here we benefit from many years of experience, because the selection of a suitable airline also plays a significant role.” 

He added: “For temperature-sensitive products, we choose direct flights whenever possible. At the airport of destination, we provide appropriate storage facilities to ensure that the specified temperature range is maintained.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]