Havas gets EU GDP certification for Istanbul facility

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Havas, the global ground handler, was granted the European Union GDP (Good Distribution Practices) certificate following the comprehensive audits at the company’s warehouse in Istanbul Airport. GDP certification, which audits compliance to the international quality standards in air cargo transportation for pharmaceuticals and products that require cold storage, covers special storage areas and cargo acceptance procedures, transportation between warehouses and handling processes at the company’s warehouse in Istanbul Airport. Providing privileged services by its reefer trucks in its fleet and at its special cold storage rooms, Havas certified its service quality in transportation of pharmaceuticals and products that require cold storage at international standards. 

S. Mete Erna, general manager, Havas stated, ‘’The GDP (Good Distribution Practices) certificate, which we have been granted for our warehouse in Istanbul, is an indicator that Havas provides high-quality and safe service at international standards during the cargo operations regarding pharmaceuticals and perishable cargo, which require cold storage. We provide the most suitable conditions at every stage of the operation chain, including acceptance procedures, transfer between the warehouses, handling processes, for pharmaceuticals, perishable cargos such as medical products and food that require protection of the cold chain; and carry out storage and transportation processes with cutting-edge technological equipment. At our 10,000-square-meter warehouse at Istanbul Airport, we have special, climate-controlled storage rooms and reefer trucks for perishable cargos. Focusing on customer satisfaction, we continue our efforts to improve our quality to a higher level.” 

Providing 1.3 million tonnes of cargo service per annum together with subsidiaries, Havas offers handling of import and export cargos at its warehouses in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya covering an area of 20,457 square meter, in total. Transferring its extensive experience and know-how in ground handling services to its logistic operations, Havas provides storage services to general cargo, valuable cargo, cargo containing dangerous goods and chilled cargo. 


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