Co-op protects its goods in transit with Secureseal

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Co-operative Retail Logistics (CRL), part of the Co-operative Group (CWS) Ltd, has fitted 700 of its distribution vehicles with Secureseal's tamper-proof trailer seals. Designed to protect goods in transit by recording unauthorised door openings, the rugged stainless steel devices are designed to last the lifetime of a vehicle. The CRL fleet service store requirements from 19 operating centres throughout the UK.

Secureseal is a permanent re-usable seal with a unique random security number generator that eliminates the ongoing cost and administration of disposable seals. It can be fitted to roller shutter and standard back doors of curtainsiders, box vans, rigids and other specialist trailers. CRL required seals with the highest durability and reliability and Secureseal's life-long mechanical unit had established its credentials from earlier CRL fits providing trouble-free operation year on year.

CRL runs a mixed fleet of 900 vehicles and 700 trailers vehicles carrying frozen, chilled and ambient loads. Secureseal protects goods during transport from point to point, giving a record of all door openings. This safeguards drivers and is proving popular with stores as goods ordered arrive safely, ensuring goods reach the shelves on time.

CRL has specified Secureseal on all new vehicles and trailers for over five years. "Secureseal is providing a product that is 100% reliable and truly tamper-proof. A well-engineered mechanical design just makes so much more sense as there is very little to go wrong. With previous experience highlighting reliability concerns of other types of sealing devices, we see Secureseal as the only truly effective option available today where security is paramount," says Ken Thompson, Group Transport Manager of Co-operative Retail Logistics.

Enfield-based Secureseal is part of the OEM Group and the trailer seal is the company's mainstream product that has recently been developed as part of a new generation of security and automated monitoring devices using the latest automatic RFID and mobile communications technology.

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