CEVA announces two year contract renewal with Renault in Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, 26 March, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a two year contract extension with Renault in Brazil for the receipt, storage and consolidation of automotive parts for export to France, Argentina, Mexico, Romania, Colombia and South America.

The operations will be conducted in a dedicated 4,000 sq m area of CEVA’s site in São José dos Pinhais, Parana, with 17 employees shipping over 240,000 cubic meters of parts each year.

CEVA and Renault have been working together in Brazil since 2002, where the logistics operator provides a range of different supply chain solutions for the automotive giant, with key partnerships also in France, Spain, Italy and Argentina.

For Mauricio Leonel, Business Development Manager for CEVA’s Automotive sector in Brazil, the key factors in the renewal of this contract were superior supply chain management methods focused on driving flawless execution, as well as a motivated, dedicated team.  “Our ability to offer Renault a solution that has the potential to increase their productivity has helped reinforce CEVA’s leadership in the Automotive sector in Brazil,” said Leonel.

According to Claudemir Bozza, Operations Manager, Renault in Brazil, the contract renewal is testament to CEVA’s commitment to delivering quality service. CEVA is the only Renault provider to receive the UET certification – Unity Station of Work. This document certifies that CEVA has implemented a management tool that standardizes the operation of a particular activity in relation to the production of goods and services, and was granted by Renault after an extensive audit. “The handling and storage of the products require special care and expertise, and this is why we have entrusted CEVA to continue running our operations, as well as awarding the logistics operator the UET Certification for excellence in quality service provision,” explained Claudemir.

The operation uses visual organization and management tools, with screens that display online updates about the operation's performance, the volume of vehicles arrived and dispatched in addition to key performance indicators on quality and productivity. The system allows real-time visibility of all activities by line employees, CEVA’s management and most importantly, Renault.

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CEVA and 20:20 Mobile announce strategic partnership in Europe  
Partnership to broaden service portfolio for telecoms customers 
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 22, March, 2012 - CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain management companies, and  20:20 Mobile Group Limited, a leading provider of distribution services for the mobile phone industry, today announced a strategic business partnership. The partnership across Europe will allow both parties to broaden their service portfolio with a true end-to-end offering for telecoms companies. 

Through the combination of CEVA’s well-established logistics expertise in this sector and 20:20 Mobile’s value added services and ability to manage product title and risk, the partnership will provide Mobile (Virtual) Network Operators with solutions that enhance the effectiveness of their supply chains. This alliance means telecoms companies can reduce the working capital demands of carrying handset inventory, while retaining control of range planning and purchasing, and can achieve improved levels of customer service through better product availability and more efficient forward logistics and returns processes.

CEVA and 20:20 Mobile will jointly provide a range of services including mobile device and accessory inventory management, retail store replenishment, order fulfillment, online sales solutions, recycling programs and product returns management.

“A recent trend in the supply chain industry is network operators asking CEVA for supply chain solutions that go beyond traditional physical distribution services and include value added elements, such as stock ownership. This strategic alliance allows us to offer these services. 20:20 Mobile’s capacity to provide a wide set of value added services and CEVA’s integrated Contract Logistics network and services will allow us to jointly improve our customers’ supply chains and deliver them a market-leading solution,” said Paul Williams, Vice President, Technology, Northern Europe, CEVA.

Meinie Oldersma, CEO of 20:20 Mobile Group Limited commented: “It is with great pleasure that we launch this important joint initiative with CEVA as its industry leading expertise and resources provide a proven operating platform for this international endeavor. We see this partnership as offering major benefits to our clients. An integrated supply chain serving our clients’ call center, website, distribution center and retail outlets will improve service levels, reduce stock obsolescence and create higher profits. We know that mobile operators and others are alive to the benefits of a fully integrated value chain and will be receptive to the advantages that this partnership will offer.”

The partnership will initially be focused on providing the extended service portfolio in countries across Europe.

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