2017 CORPORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
GEFCO are the proud recipients of the Corporation of the Year Award at the 2017 Automotive Global Awards. The judges commented that: “Automotive logistics is at the core of GEFCO’s expertise. The company has been cultivating this expertise for more than 65 years.
In 2016, GEFCO signed major agreements with Renault Nissan, Audi, Toyota, BMW, Talgo and PSA Group. Its commitment to adding value at each stage of its customer’s supply chain led to a €4.2 billion turnover, representing an increase of 1.3% compared to the same period in 2015.”
2017 VEHICLE PROCESSING CENTRE AWARD
GEFCO faced tough competition but GEFCO’s exclusivity agreement to manage and optimise PSA’s global manufacturing supply chain showcased GEFCO’s ability to manage complex work on a large scale.
The judges commended GEFCO’s achievement through employing skilled, experienced fitters and by the implementation of specialist, built-to-task workshops. Their investment in technology and equipment have ensured that their team can manage complexity and deliver best in class service for its growing client base.
2017 LEADER AWARD
The Leaders Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their field and have grasped the wider concepts of the industry and have brought significant innovation to their company.
The Judges commended: “John Stocker’s significant impact for GEFCO UK since he joined in 2012. From his commitment to recognising and developing hard-working and talented people within the organisation, through to his innovative and holistic approach to providing solutions for customers, John’s influence and direction has quickly generated a series of important strategic developments and strong results, both internally and for GEFCO UK’s network of partners and top tier customers.”
On receiving the award John added: “I've been really lucky to have worked with tremendous people over the course of my career. I can only hope that in my position as a leader I can help the wonderful young people in our company to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
2015 COOL AWARD
IJS Global, acquired by GEFCO, were finalists for the prestigious BIFA Freight Service Awards as part of the Cool Award category, which recognises providers of temperature controlled freight solutions. The BIFA Freight Service Awards, which have now been running for over 25 years, encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, and represents the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry.
2014 RAIL COMPANY OF THE YEAR
GEFCO were 2014 winners of the Rail Company Award for the prestigious Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards for its experienced and innovative approach in the sector.
One Judge of the Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards commented that, “Within the rail industry GEFCO has provided vitally important efficiency and optimisation of services to customers through its existing relationships, partnerships and investment in infrastructure.
2012 UK AUTOMOTIVE LOGISTICS COMPANY AWARD
The Institute of Transport Management honoured GEFCO UK for providing reliable and competitive solutions on behalf of distributors from assembly plants to dealerships.
At a time when budgetary constraints are tighter than ever, businesses certainly need assistance in identifying the most efficient and cost-effective suppliers of essential services such as logistics solutions. In light of the prevailing conditions, the Institute of Transport Management wants to honour GEFCO for its work to in this area, both in the UK and across Europe. This is a company that pushes the boat out when it comes to innovative solutions that keep the customer as king and it is because of this that the ITM has awarded the company not one but two titles: UK Automotive Logistics Company 2012 and European Logistics Company 2012.
“From assembly plants to dealerships, GEFCO provides reliable, competitive logistics solutions on behalf of distributors. With over 4 million vehicles distributed in 2011, GEFCO is positioned as a key logistics provider in this sector. Its extraordinary success in the logistics market, both in the UK and Europe, in spite of difficult prevailing conditions, means that it is truly deserving of the awards of ‘European Logistics Company 2012’ and ‘UK Automotive Logistics Company 2012’.
2011 UK LOGISTICS COMPANY AWARD
ITM recommended GEFCO for its efficiency, dependability and value. This triumph by GEFCO can be taken as a sign of strong directional leadership and the astute positioning of the company’s services among those of its competitors.
I am happy to recommend GEFCO for its efficiency, dependability and value.
Praise must go to the team at GEFCO which keeps the company performing at the peak of the market and exceeding the expectations even of the most demanding clients.
2010 EUROPEAN LOGISTICS AWARD
For the second year running, GEFCO UK was the winner of this coveted BIFA Award.
The nominees on the final shortlist for the ‘European Logistics Company 2010’ Award all scored highly on quality of service; efficiency; cost-effectiveness; and customer care, having been selected from a large number of operators in the sector as a whole. However, there was one company in particular which more than satisfied the stringent standards of the Awards Committee. I am pleased to confirm that this company, the official winner of the ITM ‘European Logistics Company 2010’ title is GEFCO, provider of superlative European-wide logistics services.
This is not the first time GEFCO has experienced success with the Institute’s accreditation programme, and I am sure it will not be the last.
To be ISO 9001 certified means that GEFCO commits itself to:
- Show its capability to steadily provide a product/service complying with customers' as well as the applicable legal and statutory requirements
- Enhance customer satisfaction by effectively applying and continually improving its Quality Management System
GEFCO is committed to providing the highest level of quality with 400 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place at all sites to achieve a single goal: "zero defects".
This requirement takes the form of three commitments:
- Respecting product availability deadlines
- Protecting integrity of goods in the supply chain
- Guaranteeing the reliability of all operations
New tools and techniques are constantly introduced to improve problem resolution and process efficiency to better serve the needs of our customers.
As a logistics solutions provider and integrator for manufacturers, GEFCO is aware of its impact on the environment and is committed to continuously improving and monitoring its environmental performance through the group’s environmental policy which identifies three key objectives:
- Respect natural resources by controlling their consumption
- Fight against climate change and pollution, reducing GEFCO’s impact on the natural environment and on third parties
- Environmental management, through the recent implementation of the ISO 14001 management system.
GEFCO’s Environmental Management System and ISO 14001 accreditation serves to reinforce the management of the environmental impact at GEFCO sites, based on a determined approach of continuous improvement. The purpose of the GEFCO Environmental Management System is to; preserve the environment and quality of life, to understand and implement regulations, control costs and improve competitiveness.
BSI Kitemark™ for Vehicle Damage Repair
This standard assures our customers that we are delivering a consistent level and quality of vehicle damage repairs. The BSI Kitemark is a symbol of quality and safety, recognised and valued by consumers as a truly independent guarantee of quality wherever it is seen, including for vehicle damage repairs. Kitemarks are only awarded to the companies that meet the highest standards and GEFCO are proud to have achieved this.
84% of drivers said that they would feel more comfortable if their car repairer had the BSI Kitemark for Vehicle Damage Repair.
The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is an internationally recognised quality mark indicating that our role in the international supply chain is secure, and that our customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.
Civil aviation authority GEFCO are a DfT regulated agent. Around 80% of air cargo is carried on passenger aircraft, so it is important that all air cargo is robustly screened to ensure that prohibited articles are not part of flown cargo. As a Regulated Agent, GEFCO are able to handle secure cargo and we demonstrate that:
- All staff (permanent, temporary/agency staff and drivers) with access to air cargo/mail have received the appropriate aviation security training
- Access to the production area is controlled and the production process is supervised
Our facilities in London Heathrow both have a Wholesale Dealer Authorisation issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). To sell or supply medicines to anyone other than the patient using the medicine, a wholesaler licence is required – also known as a wholesale dealer licence or wholesale distribution authorisation.
To qualify for a wholesale licence, we must comply with good distribution practice (GDP) and pass regular GDP inspections of our site.
By holding the WDA at GEFCO we can demonstrate that we work to the same strict levels of compliance that our clients work within and therefore allow them to comply with their Good Distribution Practice requirements for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry.