CEVA to manage logistics activities for spare parts for further four years
Milan, Italy, 16 November 2011 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has renewed its partnership for a further four years with Magneti Marelli After Market Parts and Services (AMP&S), the Magneti Marelli division dedicated to the independent market of spare parts and assistance services (Independent After Market).

CEVA will continue to manage the customer’s logistics activities at the hub of San Pietro Mosezzo, near Novara, within a 28,000 sq m dedicated area. The logistics operator will provide services for the handling, stocking and packaging of spare parts, and will handle 10 million inbound and outbound pieces annually.

Not only does CEVA boast a long and consolidated experience in the Automotive sector, but it also provides tailored and technologically advanced solutions in aftermarket logistics. An Operations Excellence approach and focus on continuous improvement allows CEVA to guarantee quick and on time deliveries to customers operating in the aftermarket sub-sector, through an extensive network with full visibility of orders.

CEVA and Magneti Marelli are also laying the foundations for further collaboration in the area of Telematics, an initiative focused on new projects for tracking vehicles and goods, based on the innovative fleet management solutions designed by Magneti Marelli.

Dino Maggioni, Managing Director of Magneti Marelli After Market Parts and Services, said: “Our partnership with CEVA has constantly evolved in order to meet the service requirements of the European markets. Now we have started a new challenge together to further increase the flexibility and rapidity of distribution activities through the use of technology. In addition, in the era of ’Sustainable Mobility’, Magneti Marelli and CEVA share the same attention and drive  towards safer, more efficient and eco-friendly freight management solutions and we now look forward to also collaborating in the area of Telematics.”

CEVA has also developed an innovative, customized Warehouse Management System (WMS) which guarantees close monitoring of warehousing activities, optimal inventory management and high visibility of stock. The WMS system has been continuously improved over the years, responding to the changing needs of AMP&S and ensuring efficient warehouse operations.

Gianfranco Sgro, CEVA’s President of Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are extremely proud to announce the renewal of our partnership with a prestigious customer such as Magneti Marelli After Market Parts and Services. Our experience and deep knowledge of their business, combined with an approach based on cost optimization and the constant search for efficiency, allow us to meet the customer’s needs and to continue this long collaboration. This sector is characterized by strict turnaround times and we are able to respond to the customer’s requirements by guaranteeing deliveries within a time period ranging from one to three days, according to destination, further increasing the satisfaction of the final consumer.”

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CEVA expands Freight Management agreement with Tech Data  
Operator becomes wholesale technology distributor’s primary U.S. LTL carrier
Houston, Texas, 15 November 2011 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, today announced the renewal of its contract with Tech Data Corporation (NasdaqGS: TECD), one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products. CEVA, which has worked with Tech Data for more than 15 years, has now expanded its relationship to become the wholesale technology distributor’s primary Less than Truck Load (LTL) carrier in the United States.
Under the terms of the agreement, CEVA will provide LTL services for all of Tech Data’s U.S. retail distribution of devices such as computers, peripherals, laptops, servers, televisions, tablets and MP3 players. CEVA will also offer onsite operational support at Tech Data’s largest logistics centers.

“Tech Data values CEVA as a key contributor to our U.S. distribution operations, and this expanded agreement is a natural evolution of our relationship,” said Darryl Branch, Senior Vice President of Logistics at Tech Data. “CEVA’s reliability, logistics expertise, and flexibility continue to make them a trusted business partner for Tech Data.”

CEVA’s success in servicing Tech Data’s distribution for a major consumer electronics manufacturer played an important role in the decision to expand the relationship. CEVA has built strong local relationships with Tech Data’s logistics centers and proven itself through high-quality deliveries that significantly limit damage to the products. CEVA has also provided flexibility in shipping and receiving times, as well as having scalable solutions to meet Tech Data’s schedule and equipment needs. 

“Tech Data has been one of CEVA’s best partners over the last 15 years and we are proud to have earned the opportunity to expand our relationship,” said Mark Carlson, Senior Vice President, Freight Management, East Region, CEVA. “Our dedicated customer service control tower in Atlanta has played a key role in serving Tech Data’s logistics needs. By communicating on a daily basis with Tech Data’s logistics group and CEVA’s Freight Management stations nationwide, we have been able to ensure the overall efficiency of shipments across the country and quickly respond to any issues that arise.”

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