Every day, Europe exports hundreds of millions of euros worth of goods and imports hundreds of millions more. This makes the European Union a dynamic place to do business but it is also an increasingly challenging market for any company without a resilient supply chain security strategy.

After 12 consecutive months of year-on-year growth in cargo crimes reported to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) in EMEA, 2017 got off to an ominous start with a 64.1% rise in cargo thefts over the same month a year ago. According to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), losses already amounted to more than EUR 13.8 million in January alone. In Europe more than EUR 10 billion worth of cargo is stolen every year.

According to a report by BSI (British Standards Institution), in 2015 nearly $23 billion was lost due to cargo theft worldwide and criminals are becoming more organised. Common to all industries and countries throughout Europe is a gross underreporting of cargo theft incidents, which often gives manufacturers and shippers a false sense of security.

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Wallenborn recognised the growing need for secure transport years ago and as such became an early mover in this field. Now with years of experience under our belt Wallenborn boasts a near perfect success rate when it comes to secure transportation. Safety, security, and reliability is what you can expect when trucking with Wallenborn, and securing, tracking, and delivering your goods safely and on time is our priority. Wallenborn is a regulated agent and we have been TAPA TSR certified since 2012. We were also the first asset-based company in the EMEA region to be certified at three levels – levels 1, 2 and 3.. We are an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and an active member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) since 2002. Wallenborn uses TAPAs industry benchmark security standards and cargo crime intelligence to underpin its secure offerings for shippers of highly valuable and vulnerable products.

Each year we successfully complete various statutory, ISO, internal and external audits. This means that our logistics services meet all quality requirements and regulations in the field of safety and security, staff training levels, orderliness and cleanliness, availability and strict adherence to standard operating procedures.

Our commitment to safety and security is amongst the best in the industry and includes:

  • 100% fleet control: HVC (High Value Cargo) and HVTT (High Value Theft Transport) shipments using own security fleet
  • Professional team of drivers with comprehensive background checks
  • Background checks on all employees
  • Security training program for all employees
  • Hard-bodied, high security trucks
  • Pre-excursion alarms
  • Security locks and seals
  • Alert messaging & alarm systems
  • Pre-defined routes & secure parking
  • Two drivers at all times
  • Escort vehicles
  • 24/7 Monitoring & Intervention
  • Satellite tracking technology
  • Geo-fencing locations and routes
  • Contingency planning


Whilst we strive for a 100% success rate, we are prepared for when things do go wrong. As such, we have obtained Grade AAA insurance which is also unsurpassed in the industry.

Our TSR1 trucks and trailers are of the highest standard and include the below security features. All security systems are connected to certified tracking, monitoring and an intervention coordination centre.



  • GPS locator
  • GSM phone connected to monitoring centre
  • Silent panic buttons
  • Alarm connected to monitoring centre. Alarm in case tractor and trailer are separated.
  • GPS navigation system with geo/fencing functionality
  • Trailer ID in reflective figure of roof
  • GPS locator
  • Door sensors connected to monitoring centre
  • 4 pneumatic door locks
  • Lock-down system
  • Reinforced trailer doors


To learn more about our secure transportation services or to request a quote please email