dnata achieves GDP certification for pharmaceutical cargo in Switzerland


Zürich, 9 October, 2018 – dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been awarded the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for the pharmaceutical handling services at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Zürich.

GDP is a program focused on systems for warehouses and distribution centers that store and distribute products that are medicinal or carry active pharmaceutical ingredients. Setting stringent standards, the scheme ensures that consistent quality management systems are in place throughout the entire supply chain.

In achieving the certification, dnata has proven its capability of handling pharmaceutical products safely and reliably. In order to meet the requirements, dnata has completely refurbished one of its warehouses at Zürich Airport and made significant enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities management practices. dnata’s customer-oriented staff have been also thoroughly trained on all processes and requirements at each level of the organization.  

A global cargo services provider, dnata constantly invests into cutting-edge pharma handling technologies, which is underlined by the GDP certification of its Amsterdam, London, Manchester and Singapore, as well as the CEIV certification of its Amsterdam, Dubai and Singapore facilities.

Including two Swiss airports, Zürich and Geneva, dnata provides reliable and quality cargo handling services at 44 airports in 11 countries moving over 3 million tons of cargo a year.

Roger Gutzwiller, GDP/Pharma Manager Cargo, dnata Switzerland, said: “We are delighted to achieve GDP certification of our freshly refurbished facility in Zürich. Over the past years we’ve significantly invested in our operations to meet the highest standards in quality and safety and with today’s announcement and the constant growth of our customer base our efforts are clearly paying off.  We stay committed to providing service excellence to all of our more than 30 air cargo customers every day.”