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Sankyu is First to Globally Achieve TAPA’s GSR Certification


Asia Pacific:

Sankyu (Singapore), a Japanese multi-national recognised as one of the world’s leading logistics companies, is the first organisation globally to adopt the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA)official Guarding Security Requirements (GSR).

This accreditation, awarded as Sankyu celebrates its 100th year anniversary, provides the organisation witha link with their existing TAPA Facility Security Requirement (FSR). It positions Sankyu as best in class in global industry standards demonstrating its robust supply chain management that exceeds the Singapore Government requirements.

Singapore is the leading innovation and preferred logistics hub in the Asia region. Offering the most extensive network of Free Trade Areas (FTA) in Asia, it handles 60 percent of the world’s GDP. As the world’s busiest trans-shipment sea port, with capacity to process over 2,000 containers per vessel with a turnaround time of less than 12 hours, Singapore is a strategic trade centre set for continued growth.

Anticipating this continued growth and investment in Singapore, and strategically timed with opening of the PSA’s new port development in Tuas, Sankyu adopted the GSR to strengthen its infrastructure. It is now positioned at the forefront of supply chain security amongst its competitors.

Training completed at the Singapore Institute of Materials Management (SIMM), this certification was developed to close the gaps between the TAPA Facility Security Requirement (FSR), Trucking Service Requirements (TSR) requirements and the Security Service Provider (SSP). Achieving FSR requires a high level of understanding to ensure that the risks to TAPA manufacturing or logistics supply chain nodes remain as secure as possible.

Mr. Shimomura, Managing Director of Sankyu Singapore, expressed his delight: “With Singapore being such a strategic and pivotal location for supply trade, Sankyu is indeed honoured to be awarded the GSR certification. It means that Sankyu has placed great emphasis on supply chain security investment in order to protect our assets and operations. Our customers are impressed with our efforts in this area which provide integrity to our supply chains.”

Tony Lugg Chairman of TAPA APAC said “The goal of the GSR has been to seamlessly integrate the GSR with other TAPA standards to ensure that all requirements of the TAPA standard are met. TAPA congratulates Sankyu Singapore to be the first logistics provider globally to be awarded the GSR. At the same time, TAPA appreciate its training partner SIMM for providing the GSR training to the company and its security service providers.”

Clarence Chua, Director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) said, “EDB congratulates Sankyu Singapore on its latest milestone. Singapore and Sankyu have enjoyed a long-standing relationship since the company established its first overseas subsidiary in Singapore in 1971. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Sankyu as it continues to expand its capabilities in Singapore to better address the evolving supply chain needs in Asia and beyond.”


Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a trade association of risk & security professionals and related business partners from high technology and high value companies who have organized for the purpose of addressing the emerging security threats that are common to the high value industry supply chain.

TAPA works to align its standards with Government regulations and to strive for mutual recognition. This enables its members to leverage on existing investment into TAPA standards and to prevent over regulation.

A fundamental TAPA objective is to affect positive change in the supply chain risk management and security practices of the freight transportation and insurance communities as a whole.

Major freight service providers are moving toward TAPA-recognized security standards for the care and handling of freight and are recognizing the inherent value of doing so.

TAPA publishes several standards to secure the supply chain against theft, robbery, hijacking, contamination, substitution theft, pilferage and tampering.

About Sankyu (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Sankyu is a Japanese Multi-National companies recognized as one of the logistics industry with comprehensive services company offering fully integrated logistics solutions, International Freight Forwarding (Sea Freight, Air Freight), Warehouse & Distribution Service, Land Transportation, On-Site Logistics Service, Construction Engineering Services and Maintenance services. Candidates with an interest to pursue a career in a logistics company in the Service Industry are welcomed.

Established in Singapore since 1971, the Group has established a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region, and continues to make its mark as a global player. Sankyu has subsidiaries and associate companies in Malaysia, Japan, India, China and the Middle East. Thus, opportunities for overseas postings.

Sankyu has a global strength of over 26,000 employees with about 900 working in Singapore. Incumbent will be exposed to team-oriented learning and growth opportunities by working with colleagues from different countries and nationalities.

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