Milan, Italy, 23 January 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a two year agreement with Bormioli Rocco Group, an Italian market leader in plastic and glass products.
CEVA will be responsible for the post-production logistics activities for Bormioli products, as well as handling and loading the products into outgoing vehicles at the customer’s warehouse in Trezzano sul Naviglio, near Milan, which has a surface area of more than 50,000 sq m. The logistics operator will also manage the transportation of the products to CEVA’s shared user logistics hub strategically located in San Pietro Mosezzo, near Novara. Here, CEVA will manage the unloading, discharge, storage, picking and delivery to Bormioli’s final customers. The agreement includes scope for the gradual expansion of the partnership with Bormioli: CEVA will initially handle 7,000 pallets per year, reaching up to 70,000 pallets by the end of the contract. Over the two years, the number of shuttles used between the customer’s warehouse and CEVA’s hub will gradually increase to about eight a day. All these operations will take place in a dedicated area of 4,000 sq m that will eventually grow to 17,000 sq m as activities increase.
This important collaboration represents a further consolidation of the expertise gained by CEVA in the Industrial sector thanks to major partnerships sealed with prestigious companies in this segment, especially in the management of in-house activities. Thanks to CEVA’s Operations Excellence approach, which focuses on continual performance improvements, CEVA is able to support customers operating in this market through efficient, fast and customized solutions, meeting their needs in an optimal way.
Gregorio Bigliardi, Supply Chain and Procurement Director of Bormioli Rocco Group, said: “We chose to partner with CEVA because we believe we gain strategic benefit for our business by entrusting a single operator capable of managing our different logistics activities through an integrated and comprehensive approach. CEVA will provide simplified process management and guarantee full visibility and control over the entire supply chain. By leveraging our experience and strong tradition in designing high quality, innovative products, we can face market challenges with enthusiasm and we believe that our collaboration with CEVA will allow us to gain even more flexibility, agility and rapidity in responding to market changes.”
Gioachino Figlia, Divisional Director, CEVA in Italy, commented: “We are proud of being a strategic partner for Bormioli and to support them in their business development strategies through our solid supply chain experience in this sector and our innovative, cutting-edge solutions. Thanks to the professionalism and competences of our teams, we are able to efficiently integrate ourselves with the customer’s internal personnel, closely collaborating for the improvement of their supply chain management. This new agreement represents the basis for growth, not only in Italy where a gradual increase of volumes is already planned, but also globally, where our established network will support the customer in expanding its presence in international markets.”