Monday, March 4, 2019

Freight Forwarding Group Takes on 5 Year Warehouse and Distribution Deal

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US – Those twin lovers of upper case lettering, freight forwarding group CEVA Logistics and IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, have celebrated the opening of a new Customer Distribution Centre at Staten Island on the US east coast. The two have worked together since 2015 in the UK and Australia and the new 975,000 square foot warehouse is built on a previously vacant 200 acre piece on land on the west shore of Staten Island.

Under a five-year deal to provide warehouse management and fulfilment services, CEVA will manage the facility, which is already fully operational and works seven days a week, and the Centre will be focused on delivering items to customers who order products online or purchase larger items at an IKEA store or Planning Studio for home delivery. Brett Bissell, CEVA's Chief Operating Officer, Contract Logistics, told the audience at the opening:

"We have developed an excellent working relationship with IKEA where we have focused on the cultural alignment between our two companies so that we can deliver the operational excellence IKEA demands every time. We've used our logistics expertise to design and deliver solid solutions which specifically meet your needs and enable this huge facility to run effectively. We then combine the skills and experience of our operations managers and supply chain designers to make the building work for you on a day-to-day basis."

Our photo shows the recent Grand Opening and Tanja Dysli, Customer Fulfilment Manager, IKEA Retail US, commented:

“We are proud to partner with CEVA logistics to operate our new Staten Island fulfilment center, which has brought 200 new jobs in the market. The new facility will help meet the delivery needs of our New York-area customers whether they are shopping in our stores, the IKEA Planning Studio or online.”

Photo: (Left to right) Scott Serapiglia and Brett Bissell, CEVA Logistics, Pam Andrews, IKEA . Ferka Vukel, CEVA Logistics, Claudia Dicketmuller, IKEA , Matthew Stimpson, CEVA Logistics, Bjorn Westerberg and Janet Vanderlugt, IKEA and James Oddo, Staten Island Borough President.