SEKO's Europe & U.S. MedTec Operations Awarded ISO13485 Certification

Oct 07 2015

SEKO Logistics’ European MedTec control tower has been awarded ISO 13485 certification, the foundation for manufacturers to address medical device directives, regulations and responsibilities.

ISO 13485 is the known and trusted quality standard in the medical device industry and is adopted by authorities, suppliers and manufacturers around the world to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the safety and integrity of medical devices.

SEKO MedTec is one of SEKO Logistics’ biggest and fastest-growing businesses and provides highly specialized solutions focused exclusively on the medical device industry. This includes dedicated program management for demonstration equipment, finished goods and returns, as well as contract logistics and fulfillment services. SEKO’s engineering, transportation and software services for the industry are backed up by control towers, knowledgeable staff, and dedicated clean rooms and facilities.

In the U.S., SEKO has also achieved ISO 13485 certification at its U.S. MedTec control tower located in State College, PA as well as for its MedTec warehouses and hubs in Costa Mesa, CA, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Robert Shearer, Managing Director of SEKO MedTec, said: “Quality and compliance underpins everything that happens in the medical device sector and this certification is an extension of SEKO Logistics’ specialization in this important and strictly-regulated industry. We continue to innovate with sophisticated integrated logistics solutions and software for the medical industry. Gaining ISO 13485 certification for our EU MedTec operation, coupled with full certification of all of our U.S. MedTec sites provides our current and potential clients with the knowledge that their products are handled to the highest standards across both continents.”

About SEKO MedTec SEKO MedTec Field Services include:

  • Deliveries (forward), Returns (backward), Demos (forward & backward, constantly moving)
  • Pick-up, delivery, set-up, installation, de-installation services
  • Trained & certified delivery personnel
  • Customized Standard Operation Procedures
  • Post event surveys/questions
  • Technical/Power-up services

Managed network of specialized providers MedTec Value-Added Hub Services include:

  • Decontamination
  • Service/Repair
  • Kitting/Replenishment
  • Quality & compliance records (patient data)
  • Contract Mfg.
  • Crate design / production

About SEKO Logistics

We provide a suite of logistics services which enable you to use your supply chain as a competitive differentiator. As a customer centric organization, we are powered by the expertise of our people and our in-house-developed, best in class, customizable technology. It is this combination which gives SEKO its strength. With over 120 offices in 40 countries worldwide, SEKO’s unique shareholder management model enables you to benefit from our specific industry sector expertise, coupled with vital in-country knowledge and unparalleled service at the local level.

This unique model provides you with:

  • Hands-on service and support
  • Personal relationships
  • Creative, customized solutions
  • Responsiveness and reliability

Flexibility and consistence We have a flat management structure, with just three layers between you and the CEO, making us ‘fast on our feet’ in delivering solutions that can meet your exact requirements. This lean and nimble structure increases our decision- making speed and gives us an ability to implement customized solutions which far exceed those of our competitors. For more information visit our website www.sekologistics.com