Air services provider dnata was recently awarded a Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for the pharmaceutical handling services it offers from its facility in Zurich.
To secure the certification, dnata refurbished one of its warehouse at Zurich Airport, while also implementing several enhancements to its facility and operational processes.
The latter includes improvements to quality control systems, operations documentation, as well as facilities management practices. The company also committed its customer-facing staff to a training regimen that brought them up-to-speed on the new processes.
The GDP programme outlines the best practices and technologies associated with warehouses and distribution centres that store and distributes pharmaceutical products.
Roger Gutzwiller, GDP/Pharma Manager Cargo, dnata Switzerland, said: “We are delighted to achieve GDP certification of our freshly refurbished facility in Zürich. Over the past years, we’ve significantly invested in our operations to meet the highest standards in quality and safety and with today’s announcement and the constant growth of our customer base our efforts are clearly paying off. We stay committed to providing service excellence to all of our more than 30 air cargo customers every day.”
To date, dnata delivers cargo handling services at 44 airports across 11 countries and reportedly transports 3 million tons of cargo a year.