2020 saw TAPA’s membership numbers grow in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA, said: “Our membership has been growing steadily in recent years but we welcomed a record number of new members in 2020 as the resilience of supply chains all over the world came under the spotlight of governments, companies and consumers as the Covid pandemic spread. Clearly, more companies are recognising TAPA as a proven partner to help protect and secure their supply chains, and they understand the advantages of being part of the world’s largest community of supply chain resilience and security professionals. We expect to see above-average growth again in 2021 as continuing disruption leads companies to work with new partners and in new geographies, which all bring associated security risks.”
TAPA is also seeing increased demand for its supply chain security standards across the EMEA region with record levels of certifications for its Facility Security Requirements (FSR), Trucking Security Requirements (TSR), and Parking Security Requirements (PSR).