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Conseil d’Administration

At LACHS, we are dedicated to efficiency and innovation at every level. Our international Board of Directors brings a broad ranges of expertise and experience to the table and works together to ensure both growth and client satisfaction.

Direction

We pride ourselves on recruiting, retaining and promoting the best team in the business. Our staff is fully dedicated to fulfilling our vision on every level from the ground crews to the Directors. Please meet our management team!

A propos de LACHS

Based in Liege (LGG) airport in Belgium, LACHS is ideally situated at the heart of Europe’s golden triangle (Paris – Amsterdam – Frankfurt), with direct access to all of Europe’s main economic centers. An intimate cargo focused “flexport” with 24/7 availability and no curfew, LGG operates 365 days/year.

Our team at LACHS specializes in complex cargo needs, including Perishables, Pharma, Live Animals, Oversized and Dangerous Goods, and we maintain a unique infrastructure for the Oil & Gas industry.

History

Established in 1997 as a joint venture between AGREXO and CAL Cargo Airlines, LACHS employs 200 people and specializes in ground handling for both complex and standard cargo. Initially founded to handle and transport perishables, our entire infrastructure is built to facilitate incredibly fast transfer from plane to trucks, for quick delivery to market.

In 2006, CAL Cargo Airlines bought out AGREXCO’s partial ownership and became the sole owner.

Ownership

LACHS is owned by CAL Cargo Airlines. This seamless and successful partnership allows us to “think like an airline” in every detail.  Our load masters are experts in building and loading loose cargo and pallets for optimal utilization of space. Our customers frequently tell us that their payloads have improved since working with LACHS.

Values and Vision

LACHS is built on the values of efficiency and quality, together with the highest standards of safety and security. We strive to excel in everything we do and constantly push ourselves to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction. Our knowledgeable team prioritizes speed without sacrificing safety, and we have a proven history of identifying and deploying innovative solutions. We are determined to continue to be an industry leader in quality ground handling for complex and standard cargo.

CEIV Pharma

LACHS is a fully certified CEIV (pharma) facility, including equipment, operations and staff. The certification validates cool-chain processes verifies compliance with international standards and regulatory requirements, and trains personnel involved in pharma handling. 

The CEIV certification means that LACHS follows all the requirements established by the GDP and EU regulatory bodies, the TCR (temperature Control Regulation) and by the PCR (perishable cargo regulations/chapter 17).

As a result, airlines and shippers know their pharma shipments are being handled by the best in the business.

Procedures:

LACHS has applied the following procedures to ensure the highest level of professionalism and quality control for shipments of time and temperature sensitive goods.

  • Standard operation procedures (SOP) based on ongoing risk SLA with subcontractors and clients
  • Training schedule- recurring training to bring the personnel to IATA acceptance checklist for Pharmaceutical
  • Irregularity/customer complaint procedures
  • QMS- quality management system
  • Full transparency regarding location/temp conditions
  • Pharma operations KPI monitoring
  • We welcome customer audits assessment (tailor made SOPs available)

 For temperature sensitive goods, LACHS is equipped with:

  • Loading, unloading and all transfer points covered
  • Extremely short tarmac time
  •  Temperature controlled warehouse: 600m2 cool storage, 25 m2 deep freeze - -20° 2°to 8° 15°to 25°
  • Passive and active solutions including active containers management zone
  • Backup generator
  • Antaris system- Real time temp. monitoring, visual & sound
  • Alerts to prevent deviations

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Infrastructure et expertises diverses

LACHS is a basin of advanced technology in the ground handling industry, streamlining the cargo experience for our clients. We are fully equipped with top tier infrastructure and expertise to provide our clients with excellent service.

 

Infrastructure advantages include:

  • Location at LGG in the heart of Europe’s golden triangle (Frankfurt-Paris-Amsterdam)
  • Cargo centered airport 24X7, 365 days, no curfews
  • Located on the waterline, allowing very short taxi times of 5 minutes or less
  • Capable of dealing with most types of aircraft (Boeing , Airbus, MD11 and more)
  • 16,000 sq. meters of covered warehouse space and additional storage areas
  • Temperature mapped and controlled warehouse, cold storage areas and deepfreeze refrigerators
  • Largest capacity high loader (52 tons) in Europe
  • Automated roller system for ULD (“saco”) enables a full 747 payload to pass from tarmac to trucks within 4 hours
  • Wireless monitoring network for real time location and condition reporting (for perishable and pharmaceutical shipments)
  • Special permits and escorts, and ADR certified drivers ensure consistent safety and efficiency to final destination
  • Sophisticated trucking capabilities including reefer trailers with high insulation value (FRC certified)
  • Specialized flooring for horses
  • Dual temperature trailers
  • GPS communication between driver and dispatch for position and temperature data

 

Expertise advantages include:

  • QEP certified to support cold chain shipments, onsite Envirotainer station.
  • Recently awarded the ISO9000 certification, assuring the highest industry quality standards
  • High security clearance
  • Super expedited customs clearance service
  • Certified expert staff at every critical point in the transport chain

Emplois

We recruit, retain and promote the best in the business! Our competitive edge rests firmly in our trained, empowered and dedicated personnel. We work hard to identify and cultivate our best asset.  Think you have what it takes to join the industry leader in cargo handling?

 

Submit your qualifications to our Human Resources department at jobs@LACHS.be