Quality Management

In order to constantly maintain and improve the high level quality of our processes and services, we permanently conduct complex and consequent quality, CIP and lean management.

In this endeavour, we always keep our eyes on the holistic nature of our methods and processes to efficiently design the entire value chain.


Andreas Nohe
Safety and Environment
Tel.: 07131/1573-3051
Fax: 07131/1573-7930


  • We have been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 for over 20 years
  • We implemented the environmental management system DIN EN ISO 14001 ten years ago
  • In the chemicals transport sector, we have been certified according to SQAS for six years. In the automotive sector, we have been certified according to VDA 6.2 for more than ten years.


Latest certificates:

  • AEO “Authorized Economic Operator", since 24.10.2011
  • RegA (regulated agent), since 27.11.2012
  • IFS Logistics Version 2 at a higher level
  • s.a.f.e plus, since 25.04.2013


What do these certificates entail and which advantages do they yield?

The AEO Status authorizes the claiming of benefits:

  • less frequent inspection of goods and documents (all types of AEO)
  • priority inspection of shipments chosen for inspection (all types of AEO)
  • when applying for approval for the claim of simplifications pertaining to customs law, the requirements which were already checked when the AEO certificate was awarded are not checked again (for AEO-C and AEO-F)
  • Reduced data record for the transfer of summary incoming and outgoing notifications, so-called pre-departure declarations (for AEO-S and AEO-F)
  • Prior notification of intended inspections (for AEO-S and AEO-F)
  • Improved cooperation with customs
  • Recognition of the AEO Status as a quality attribute  (trustworthy business partner)

The main features of IFS are based on DIN EN ISO 9001, specified for the delivery chain in the food sector. Additionally, HACCP (hazard analysis at critical control points) is required.

s.a.f.e plus:

s.a.f.e. stands for the "Schutz- und Aktionsgemeinschaft zur Erhöhung der Sicherheit in der Spedition" (protective and action association for increasing safety in forwarding) and is an association-supported collective of forwarders and logistics service providers for the upholding of common interests as well as a service association for the optimisation of logistics safety.


When choosing its partners in the sectors of transport, logistics and commerce, the chemical industry pays special attention to an inspection according to SQAS, in addition to the ISO 9001 certification. This is because this assessment system evaluates the aspects of safety, health, environment and quality (ISO 9001) with respect to performance and implementation within a company. Those who meet the strict requirements and adhere to the international benchmarks of SQAS and ISO 9001 standards make quality reproducible.

DIN EN ISO 14001:

The environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001 offers the framework for the voluntary development of measures for protecting the environment – including the saving of energy, climate protection and waste disposal.

DIN EN ISO 9001:

With this quality management system we prove the quality of our processes and create the basis for systematic and continuous improvement.

VDA 6.2:

VDA 6.2 is quality management for all service providers of the automotive industry. Providers of service pertaining to automobiles are able to secure and prove the quality of their processes with the VDA 6.2 standard.