HAMBURG Trading Corporation takes another leap towards excellence when it received its certificate for Good Warehousing Practices (GWP).
In the process, it is expected to eliminate mistakes, customer rejection, and expired stocks. HAMBURG also practices First Expiry, First Out (FEFO) which avoids or minimizes damages during storage. These eventually help the company diminish loses and sustain its cost saving measures in the long run.
For Ms. Lenie Bermudez, President of HAMBURG, acquiring GWP certification is a long-time dream and she congratulated the Technical Service Department (TSD) for spearheading the process to achieve it. “We have been trying to get this since 5 years ago; even way before our ISO 9001:2015 certification. Now, this can be considered as another milestone not just for the warehouse, but for the company as well,” she says.
The audit took place last December 7-8, 2018 and HAMBURG received the Good Warehousing Practices certification for Storage and Distribution of Dry and Liquid Bulk Raw Materials intended for Food processing on January 30, 2019.
Horst Kessler von Sprengeisen, Chairman of HAMBURG expressed his full confidence with the undertaking. “I’m very glad to have this certification. Although I was never in doubt that we would be getting it because after ISO 9001:2015, we really dedicated time to achieving this.”
Both Ms. Bermudez and Mr. Kessler stated that safety, security, and quality are non-negotiable components of this business primarily because HAMBURG is serving the food industry.
As for HAMBURG’s next step, Ms. Bermudez would like the company to apply for two other certifications namely the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Foundation for Food Safety (FFSC). “With these types of certification, it could also help HAMBURG to be categorized on the highest level of supplier trusted by our customers. Also, this certification could gear into a bigger business in the future enabling us to compete not just with local suppliers, but also possible suppliers abroad.”
With Good Warehousing Practices, HAMBURG has put food safety and security on top of the company’s priority; and with the latest and rapid technological changes happening nowadays, we are 100% committed to excel these challenges.