Davies Turner Ireland recently added ISO9001 accreditation as part of its wider campaign to reduce any risk of supply chain disruption following the end of the Brexit Transition Period.
At the same time as safeguarding security in the supply chain and boosting preparations for handling the increased demand for Customs services, this move brings Davies Turner Ireland into line with DT Group’s UK operations, all of which are also ISO9001: 2015 accredited.
Davies Turner’s airfreight and Customs manager in Dublin, Joe Mercer comments: “ISO9001 accreditation is for all our services – air, sea, road, logistics and customs clearance. And our collection and delivery partner Independent Express is also accredited, so we have the whole supply chain covered.”
Mercer predicts that the COVID-19 crisis could increase the importance of ISO9001 certification in future. “If people are less able to have face-to-face meetings, they are more likely to ask for formal quality certifications to ensure that the companies they are selecting are operating to the standards they require.”
ISO 9001 and AEO, to which DTI has already been accredited, are both seen as guarantees that the company holding them complies with internationally recognised standards, with both Brexit and the COVID-19 crisis accelerating that trend.
Davies Turner Group chairman, Philip Stephenson adds: “Building resilience is key for companies in these uncertain times as they aim to minimise risk or delays in supply chains and comply with any new interventions from government and other authorities.”