Certifications

Trust is good – but proof that we satisfy every requirement of our clients and the public authorities when transporting, storing and handling the goods entrusted to us is even better.

TALKE was keen from the very beginning to be audited according to the ISO 9001 standard, as well as the European Chemical Industry Council’s (CEFIC) own Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS). In 2005, we were the first German company to undergo an SQAS Packaged Warehouse audit, specifically designed to evaluate the warehousing activities of logistics service providers for the chemical industry. In addition, our services and processes are regularly inspected by means of key performance indicators (KPI), as well as our own internal quality management system designed in line with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

In an effort to provide greater transparency, we have also launched our Corporate ISO project. Under this project, we aim to standardise all quality and certification processes throughout the entire company. Furthermore, we are gradually replacing regional certifications with company-wide certifications where possible. In 2010 and 2011, for instance, the certifications for our sites in Germany and Qatar were merged under the TALKE Group’s new corporate certification. In future audits, additional locations will be selected for evaluation at random alongside our head office in Hürth, which is assessed as part of every audit.

Our sites currently hold the following certifications:

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
Certificate inlcuding Annex

SQAS Warehouse
Cologne (Niehl, Weidenpesch),
Hürth (Kalscheuren, Knapsack),
Ludwigshafen,
Schwarzheide,
Stade

SQAS Transport Services and Tank Cleaning
Hürth Transport, Hürth Cleaning, Stade Cleaning

Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP
Huerth, Luxemburg, Polska, Grimmener SpeziTrans: Road transport of animal feed, Organisation of road transport of animal feed

HACCP
Huerth (Germany): Storage and Transshipment of additives for feed and food

Specialist Waste Management Company (Entsorgungsfachbetrieb)
ALFRED TALKE GmbH & Co. KG, Hürth

AEO
AEO C, ALFRED TALKE GmbH & Co. KG

Responsible Care
Cologne, Huerth, Ludwigshafen, Schwarzheide, Stade

DIN EN 16258
Certificate fleet located in Huerth (German version only)