Scheidt & Bachmann with a new certificate

    Created by Katarína Labudová | - Corporate

    Scheidt & Bachmann Slovensko has become an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).

    The granting of the AEO authorisation means that the Slovak branch meets the security and quality criteria of the supply chain and is thus a reliable partner in international business.

    The certification process began in December 2021 with the application and was completed on 24th October 2022 when an AEOC authorisation – i.e. an authorisation for customs simplifications – was obtained. During this time, the customs authorities did not only check customs procedures, but also the physical security of our products from production to storage and transport. All these activities had to be harmonised with the customs requirements applicable throughout the European Union.

    The inspection also focused on the company's internal control mechanisms and financial health. Colleagues from the Slovakian logistics, production, quality, purchasing and finance departments had to work out new guidelines and put them into practice or complete a professional training course for the application of the grant. Various other technical, logistical and administrative requirements were met. 

    However, the Slovakian branch is continuing the certification process. Another goal is to obtain an AEOS certificate – authorisation ‘Security’, which makes security-relevant processes easier. However, this requires creating a lockable customs area in the warehouse and carrying out employee security checks. 

    All for the customer

    The Slovakian branch went through this entire process so that:

    1. finished products from Bytča can be delivered directly to the customer without a stopover in Mönchengladbach. In this way, the total transport time is significantly reduced and logistics within the entire group become more efficient. 
    2. the standardisation of processes and certifications within the entire group could be achieved, as Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH has held the AEO authorisation since 2009. 

    I would like to thank everyone involved in obtaining the AEO authorisation for Scheidt & Bachmann Slovensko. It is the logical result of our efforts to offer customers as many processes as possible right here in Bytča. We mastered this complex process thanks to the great team effort on the part of a number of departments,” says Peter Sirotný, Head of Logistics at Scheidt &  Bachmann Slovensko.