Petrex ISO 9001:2015 certification

Petrex ISO 9001:2015 certification

Petrex is proud to annouce their newly achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. We are committed to providing the best possible service to everyone involved with us. The high level of satisfaction can only be maintained through documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management.

Generally, the ISO 9001:2015 certification analyzes a business based on

  • Requirements for a QMS, including documented information, planning and determining process interactions
  • Responsibilities of management
  • Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment
  • Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery
  • Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action

Through this certification we demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Reduced paper usage and improved workflows by using DMS software

Reduced paper usage and improved workflows by using DMS software

In the first quarter we implemented a new software called d.velop. This Document Management Software (DMS) helps us to reduce paper usage and to promote sustainability through digitizing, organizing, and securing our documents. It is mainly used for bookkeeping files and supports many AI tools for example transfering files automatically to DATEV, the main german accounting software.

We received positive feedback from our colleagues due to higher working efficiency achieved through less copies and better searching tools.

There are many useful tools available in the market to digitize business workflows. We try to go one step after another to keep our team motivated to accept the change. The next step is already planned…

2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

Dear business partner,

According to the lunar calendar, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon.

The dragon represents authority, prosperity, and good fortune. Those who were born in the year of the dragon are known for their captivating demeanor, distinct personality, and strong leadership abilities.

Below we would like to share the dates of public holidays in China 2024:

  • International New Year         Jan 1
  • Chinese New Year                 February 10 – 17
  • Qing Ming Festival                Apr 4 – 6
  • Labor Day                              May 1 – 5
  • Dragon Boat Festival           Jun 10
  • Mid-Autumn Festival            Sep 15 – 17
  • National Day                          Oct 1 – 7
Current sea freight situation

Current sea freight situation

Repeated attacks by the Houthis in Yemen on container ships in the Red Sea have caused sea freight rates to skyrocket. A third of the world’s container cargo is shipped via route Egypt’s Suez Canal connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and is the fastest route to transport fuel, food and consumer goods from Asia and the Middle East to Europe.

Until early January, more than 180 ships had already been rerouted around the South African Cape of Good Hope to avoid the attacks. This increased travel times by seven to 20 days. Although rates have soared, they are still well below the pandemic-related record of $14,000 per container for shipments from Asia to northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We wish our business partners and contacts all the best for 2024!

Days are getting longer now and we hope that the rainy weather in Northern Europe will soon fade away to make room for a colorful spring! Talking about spring, the Chinese “Spring Festival” or “Chinese New Year” is approaching in a few weeks time – on 10 February. According to the Lunar Calendar, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon.The dragon is related to success, intelligence and honour. Wood dragons are full of energy and dream of changing the world.

Below we would like to share the dates of all public holidays in China 2024:

International New Year   Jan 1

Chinese New Year   Feb 10 – 17

Qing Ming Festival   Apr 4 – 6

Labor Day   May 1 – 5

Dragon Boat Festival   Jun 8 – 10

Mid Autumn Festival   Sep 15 – 17

National Day   Oct 1 – 7

Merry Christmas and a good start in 2024!

Merry Christmas and a good start in 2024!

During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like the partnership with our business contacts. We hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring happiness and success to all our partners. Thank you very much for your support in 2023.