Autotrasporti VercesiAutotrasporti Vercesi, part of the Bomi Group, is a dedicated logistics service provider. The company is one of the market leaders in the transportation and handling of temperature-sensitive, sensitive and high-grade products. As an important part within its overall security chain, Vercesi uses our SBS locks on the doors of its 145 trailers, which is not only effective against theft, but also works well against intruders. We asked Paola Vercesi why they opted for the SBS locks.
“Seventy percent of our trailers are transporting medication and products internationally every day, and the client wants that medication and those products only to be transported with additional security”, explains Paola Vercesi, General Manager of Autotrasporti Vercesi S.p.A. “For the majority of the products, you then have to consider air-conditioned refrigerated transportation of medications, for example. But because some are transported in deep-cooled and others in non-refrigerated conditions, all our refrigerated trailers are suitable for loading in multiple temperature zones.”
TAPA certified with SBS locksVercesi has raised the security of its entire logistics chain, including the warehouse and the surrounding grounds, to the internationally recognised TAPA level. “That means working in accordance with a fixed certified protocol, but also placing specific requirements on physical security. Aside from a satellite monitoring system on the vehicles, we have heavily secured the trailer doors with the SBS locks on top of the standard lock, making us TAPA TSR 1 certified.”
“Our aim is to reduce the number of criminal incidents to zero. Since the SBS locks were fitted, we are seeing a significant drop in the number of incidents. That is exactly the result we had in mind and we are very pleased with this.”
SBS Inlock trailerlock
Vercesi has thereby opted for our SBS locks. “SBS has developed a good reputation and is known for its innovative solutions. We have fitted both an electronically operated and a mechanical lock on all our rear doors. The main security feature is the electronic SBS Inlock lock. The lock is operated using what is known as a rolling PIN code. Geofencing is another possibility, which only allows trailer doors to be opened at pre-defined places, such as at a customer’s premises or at customs. You can also unlock the SBS Inlock lock remotely from the control room. That can be quite a process, but it is also a security measure for emergency cases”, explains Paola Vercesi.