food-4Rhys Davies Freight Logistics, the (Cardiff-based) national haulage, transport and freight logistics network, has achieved certification to the British Retail Consortium Global Standard for its storage and distribution services for ambient food and food ingredients, consumer products and packaging.

The re-certification has been achieved by Rhys Davies’ depot in Birmingham and the company operates to the standard in all of its eight depots across the UK. Rhys Davies first achieved the BRC standard in 2008. The standard is recognised worldwide as the global benchmark for product safety and integrity.

The audit was conducted by the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (RSPH) and consisted of a thorough inspection of the company’s premises, quality systems and documented records, and verified compliance with HACCP Food Safety Management Systems.  The company qualified at the highest level of this award, meaning re-assessment will not be required until 2011.

Gary Phillips, Rhys Davies Commercial Manager, explained that to achieve the accreditation all the company’s health, safety and hygiene procedures had to be documented and adhered to throughout the operation. “For our customers it means that they don’t have to go through a lengthy audit process themselves when using Rhys Davies,” he explained.  “It gives them the confidence that they are using a first-class organisation and makes everything much easier all round.”

Mark Richmond, the company’s Managing Director, said that he was delighted that his company had achieved this essential quality standard for the second year running.  He said that he considered it vitally important that his customers had an objective, independently verified benchmark by which to judge the quality and value of his company’s services. “It’s all very well to provide an excellent service,” he said, “but to have it confirmed by the BRC makes our quality plain for all to see. I congratulate everyone at Rhys Davies for their continued hard work and dedication.”

Rhys Davies Freight Logistics is a national network employing 400 staff, operating 170 vehicles through eight operating centres throughout the UK.  It offers a uniquely tailored warehousing, distribution and handling service that extends to much more than just transport. These services include: re-working, re-packing, quality control, auditing and across-the-threshold deliveries to businesses and private residencies.

‘More than just transport’

Rhys Davies Freight Logistics

Gary Phillips

Tel: 029 2081 0587


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