Thursday, February 11, 2010

CEVA Wins Mazda Italy Supply Chain Contract

Three-Year Deal on Distribution
Shipping News Feature

ITALY – CEVA Logistics has signed a three-year agreement with Mazda for the management of the distribution of spare parts for the automotive giants operations throughout Italy.

CEVA will collect spare parts from the Mazda warehouse in Klagenfurt, Austria on a daily basis and transport them to the CEVA centre at Bentivoglio, near Bologna. An estimated 120,000 packages will be sorted and distributed to some 140 Mazda car dealers and authorized repairers across Italy every year.

The company will also manage the handling and processing of returns.

Gianfranco Sgro, CEVA’s President, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Through the efficiency of our distribution solution, Mazda will be able to assure a rapid and punctual delivery service to its dealers, whilst optimizing transport costs.”

Manu Saels of Mazda said: “CEVA was the clear choice for managing our spare parts distribution. Their outstanding reputation and experience in the automotive industry, combined with a high level focus on operations excellence were impressive.

“CEVA's ability to understand what's was important to us as a business and then engineer a solution that met our requirements has left us in no doubt that we will enjoy a profitable and successful relationship with CEVA over the next three years”.