Logistics Runs on Like-Minded, Time-Focused Partnerships

Like-minded partnerships with people who share the logistics industry’s total commitment to on-time delivery are the best way to grow the sector in challenging times.

That’s the word from Brent Cramer, Director of TruSeal (Pty) Ltd, who says tamper-evident security seals help secure moveable goods in a way that meets time-based targets.

Although resilient, this pivotal sector that channels trade throughout South Africa and the world is currently being hit by an increasing reliance on road transport which comes with greater costs and the threat posed by criminals and the ever-present danger of protests.

“Tamper evident security seals can reduce the turnaround time in moving goods from A to B and thereby prove to be a valuable time saver in an industry that runs on efficiently managing the precious resources that are hours, minutes and seconds,” says Mr Cramer.

Mr Cramer outlined five ways the security seal industry contributes to saving those valuable minutes:

  • TruSeal security seals are highly tamper evident, so quick inspection will alert if theft or tampering has occurred.
  • Barcoded security seal numbers are easily scanned into a database system rather than manual recording saving time and eliminating human error.
  • TruSeal security seals can be customized according to a range of colours and print options to fit client branding requirements. Barcodes can also be added for electronic capturing.
  • Local printing facilities ensure TruSeal products can be customised for our unique commercial and industrial environment while also always being available to the logistics industry at short notice.
  • Security seals from TruSeal create an entire accountability system. This enhances efficiency and timesaving throughout the entire process of transporting goods.
  • Finally, the advantages of being able to identify theft and tampering quickly by using numbered security seals is obvious for any driver, warehouse worker or business owner who have ever had to do this under pressure.

TruSeal’s Johannesburg-based plant stocks a full range of sealing solutions for each type of trucking application, including tankers, cold storage, warehousing, delivery vehicles, tipper trucks and cash-in-transit.

The TruSeal security seal system – which incorporates PVC bags – creates collective responsibility around moveable items like cash, cargo, fast-moving consumer goods, high-value electronic products, other valuable commodities and transported goods.

The system identifies each individual in the custodial chain and creates a sense of ownership while unique numbers and identifying marks also create an audit trail that prevents theft & tampering. The TruSeal product range includes tamper-evident security seals, security bags, key wallets, pouches, security envelopes and heavy-duty bulk cash sacks.

SA anti-crime technology exported throughout africa

SA anti-crime technology exported throughout africa

Amidst the prevailing climate of economic doom and gloom are many South African success stories. The Security Seal industry specialising in securing moveable goods and high-value assets using tamper-evident plastic seals, bags and similar is one of these.

This is according to Brent Cramer, Director of TruSeal (Pty) Ltd which says the company has been increasing exports of its South African-made PVC security bags to more Sub-Saharan African countries.

“It’s very satisfying to know SA materials and technology are being positively used to enable the secure transport and storage of the goods that millions of fellow Africans depend on. This fits in well with the spirit of African renewal and cooperation,” he says.

TruSeal’s 004 & Padlock series of PVC security bags, in particular, are finding growing favour with African retailers. They are already the most-used bags of their type by the top five South African retailers. Mr Cramer puts down the PVC bags’ popularity within the continental retail environment to their multifaceted nature which delivers more bang per buck for hard-pressed African retailers. The bags’ security locking chambers provide for the safe transport or storage of many items including keys, cash, documents and retail till trays.

An added advantage is their PVC nylon-based durability which makes the bags reusable.

“Ours is a little-known industry and yet our products are ubiquitous. South Africa’s challenging security environment means they’re also incredibly innovative. The local Security Seal industry is gaining tremendous competitive advantage and our firm alone has emerged as a continental leader; exporting SA-made security seals, PVC bags and related products to Sub-Saharan African countries,” says Mr Cramer.

Mr Cramer added that TruSeal recently launched a rage of environmentally-friendly options for its range of tamper-evident plastic security seals. The new TruSeal product extension is produced in a special biodegradable material. Once this material comes into contact with an environment like a landfill – or even a compost heap – where certain naturally-occurring microbes are present, it will begin to biodegrade. “This is an incredible solution to a burgeoning issue for our industry,” Mr Cramer explains.

“Innovation often comes from surprising sources and our industry, and TruSeal in particular, is pleased to be able to share the benefits of innovation with our African peers,” concludes Mr Cramer.

The TruSeal security seal system – which incorporates PVC bags – creates collective responsibility around moveable items like airline cargo, fast-moving consumer goods, high-value electronic products, other valuable commodities and transported goods. The system identifies each individual in the custodial chain and creates a sense of ownership while unique numbers and identifying marks also create an audit trail that prevents theft & tampering.

The TruSeal product range includes tamper-evident security seals, security bags, key wallets, pouches, security envelopes and heavy-duty bulk cash sacks. In addition, the company’s extensive local manufacturing facilities ensure products are effectively customised for the unique South African commercial and industrial climate.

HighTech Security Magazine features TruSeal

High Tech Security Solutions Magazine, the journal for decision makers who solve today’s security challenges, has featured TruSeal in a number of articles recently.

Click the links below to read each of the articles on their website.

Biodegradable security seals for SA – April 2019:
https://www.securitysa.com/62221n

TruSeal enhances range of seals and bags – February 2008:
https://www.securitysa.com/news.aspx?pklnewsid=27675

 

Biodegradable Security Seals

TruSeal prepares quarter-million biodegradable security seals for SA delivery

The problem of billions of non-biodegradable plastic straws ending up in the world’s oceans has received much attention of late. This prompted local security seal specialist, TruSeal (Pty) Ltd, to investigate environmentally-friendly options for its range of tamper-evident plastic security seals.

“We use a lot of plastic in the Security Seal industry; the seals are used to secure moveable goods and high-value assets in several logistics-based industries including the retail and supply chain environments. They are ubiquitous and, once used, have the potential to become an environmental nuisance if not properly-managed,” says TruSeal director, Brent Cramer.

“Currently, plastics only break down into smaller constituent parts. While saving landfill space, this has remained a source of concern for some time and so we’re especially pleased to have sourced a green solution to the issue of using once-off-use plastics adding to the carbon footprint of several client industries,” explains Mr Cramer.

The new TruSeal product extension is produced in a special biodegradable material sourced from Malaysia. Once this material comes into contact with an environment like a landfill – or even a compost heap – where certain naturally-occurring microbes are present, it will begin to biodegrade. “This is an incredible solution to a burgeoning issue for our industry,” adds Mr Cramer.

Biodegradable security seals are used by a mere handful of companies across the globe, with TruSeal being the first in South Africa to roll-out this green solution. The company says it is preparing an impressive 250 000 biodegradable security seals for delivery across South Africa in the first quarter of 2019. From this first green option, TruSeal will eventually phase in a biodegradable option across all of its product lines.

The TruSeal security seal system creates collective responsibility around moveable items like airline cargo, fast-moving consumer goods, high-value electronic products, other valuable commodities and transported goods. The system identifies each individual in the custodial chain and creates a sense of ownership. Numbers and unique identifying marks also create an audit trail that prevents theft. Seals clearly indicate signs of tampering and can identify the person responsible for the goods at the time of the tampering.

The TruSeal product range includes tamper-evident security seals, security bags, key wallets, pouches, security envelopes and heavy-duty bulk cash sacks. In addition, the company’s extensive local manufacturing facilities ensure products are effectively customised for the unique South African commercial and industrial climate.

Security Seal company is evolving rapidly

Security Seal company TruSeal is evolving rapidly and felt it time to evolve our brand identity to reflect this.

Security Seal company TruSeal evolved logo

Security Seal company TruSeal evolved logo

The world is changing quickly through advancements in digital technology, be it sales, marketing or manufacturing.

TruSeal have spent the last few years investing in our digital strategy to make sure we are geared to take advantage of these and stay connected to our customers and give them further value.

Our sales, marketing and manufacturing departments make use of todays most advanced digital tools to make sure you are given a different level of service, value and convenience.

Recent overseas visits to our Security Seal partners will see new products made with the worlds most advanced technologies added to our Security Seal offering to the Sub-Saharan Africa markets.

We wanted our evolved logo to be bold, distinctive and instantly recognised. It has been simplified and also updated with the latest digital friendly fonts that work across all platforms.

New digital advancements will give you more information at your fingertips to help you quickly make decisions on which tamper-evident products to use and which digital printing options would best suite your needs.

If it’s the latest technology you require, you can rely on TruSeal to deliver.

South African Security Seal Solutions

South African Security Seal Solutions manufacturer & distributor TruSeal, is in the business of world-class tamper-evident security seals and security bags for the protection of assets as well as bespoke solutions for companies and individuals with very specific requirements. The majority of TruSeal’s customers are involved in the protection and control of cash, keys, documents and valuables.

“We know what’s important to our customers, in particular having the confidence in any one of our security seal solutions that will stand up to the most stringent of standards and requirements,” says director, Brent Cramer.” “Key areas for us are the retail, banking, cash-in-transit, transport, logistics and mining sectors.”

TruSeal also manufacture and distribute a variety of indicative seals, barrier seals, metal strap seals, utility meter seals, cable seals and bolt seals.

The entire range of security bags, pouches and security envelopes are fitted with our tried and trusted TruSeal locking chamber or can be fitted with the new TruSeal padlock chamber that can accommodate a padlock.

“We have incorporated a state-of-the-art CAD design system into our processes. All this geared to increasing efficiency and our capacity to meet our customers growing demand for our products.”

Strong International Partnerships

Strong partnerships with industry leading international manufacturers means that TruSeal has the capacity to supply products that meet current US and UK Customs requirements. These can be delivered to anywhere on the African continent, including those products which are able to accommodate barcode printing of 12 or 14 digits.

“Above all, we believe that it is a deep understanding of our customers’ needs that truly sets us apart. Whether it’s through our levels of existing stock, the adaptability of our manufacturing process to accommodate specific requirements with fast turnaround times or our uncompromising attitude towards the quality of our products. It’s about the right product at the right price, on time,” assures Mr. Cramer.

Rapid delivery of Security Seal Solutions

“TruSeal’s factory producing security seal solutions is based in Johannesburg and through a streamlined network of couriers, they are able to dispatch orders rapidly and have them delivered to a customer’s door anywhere in South Africa. A customer’s consignment can be tracked online from time of dispatch to time of delivery.

TruSeal is committed to increasing local production of security seal solutions and security bags, our staff compliment continues to grow with the increased demand for a high quality, locally produced and affordable security seal solution.” Concludes Mr. Cramer.