Friday, November 18, 2016

Logistics Company Expands Relationship with Two European Clients

Ceva Wins Contracts with Medtronic and Mercedes-Benz
Shipping News Feature
NETHERLANDS – SPAIN – Ceva Logistics has announced that two of its European clients are expanding their supply chain responsibilities with new management agreements at their production and distribution facilities. Netherlands-based Medtronic and Mercedes Benz in Spain have awarded Ceva new contracts at their respective logistics facilities.

Dublin headquartered medical technology company, Medtronic has started construction of a new 33,000 m2 distribution facility next to its existing Centre of Excellence in Heerlen, the Netherlands, which the company says will reach over 15,000 hospitals and clinics in Europe within 24 hours. Medtronic will establish and operate this facility in close collaboration with Ceva Logistics with the new base expected to start operations mid-2017. Bart Beeks, Executive Vice President for Ceva Logistics in the Benelux said that:

“The new distribution centre will allow Ceva to provide Medtronic with world class logistics services both today and in the future and underscores our global expertise in the healthcare sector. We are extremely proud that a quality-focused company such as Medtronic considers us to be a partner, rather than a supplier.”

Meanwhile in Spain, Ceva Logistics has expanded its relationship with Mercedes-Benz at the automotive manufacturer's facility in Vitoria. The two companies have been working together in the country since 2012 and in several other European countries including Italy, Germany, and UK, as well as Mexico and Australia.

Ceva won a competitive tender to provide logistics services that supply Mercedes production lines with the individual parts required to assemble every vehicle. Following an additional tender process this autumn, Ceva has now added a range of new secondary flow supply services to the production lines. Marco Galbusera, Managing Director of Ceva in Iberia, said:

"It’s a great honor that Mercedes-Benz has affirmed their trust in Ceva through the addition of these new services. During our four-year collaboration in Iberia we have been able to offer them a consistently high standard of service in line with the solutions we offer in other locations. This new contract further enhances our relationship as their logistics partner of choice, and highlights the customer’s satisfaction with performance at its production center at Vitoria.”