CEVA signs three year partnership with Hankook Tire Italy   
 
Logistics operator reinforces leading position in Automotive sector
 
Milan, Italy, 19 March 2012 - CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a three year agreement with Hankook Tire Italy, a leading global tire manufacturer.

CEVA will manage the storage, distribution and reverse logistics for the customer’s tires at its hub in Somaglia, near Lodi, Italy, within a dedicated area of 6,000 sq m. From this site, CEVA will distribute automobile, light truck and truck tires across northern Italy and will manage a shuttle service to Hankook Tire’s main warehouse in Rome which serves the central and southern areas of Italy. CEVA will handle 500,000 pieces across 400 product lines each year, using two incoming and several outgoing vehicles each day to reach dealers and retailers in the north of the country as well as Hankook’s site in Rome. CEVA will also manage reverse logistics for Hankook tires, guaranteeing the highest efficiency and punctuality in the collection of returns.

Serena Seo, Logistics Manager of Hankook Tire Italy, said: “We are pleased to have signed this partnership with CEVA as we believe that the logistics operator will be able to guarantee highly efficient services which will allow us to optimize our supply chain processes with a consequent cost reduction. CEVA and Hankook share the same attitude to the relentless search for quality and customer satisfaction; this combined with CEVA’s expertise in this sector will allow us to provide our final customers with an excellent, punctual service.”

Fabio Cecchettini, CEVA’s Automotive Sector Leader, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa , said: “We are proud that Hankook Tire has chosen CEVA as a strategic partner for their logistics activities. We are well aware of the challenges that characterize this market and have developed cutting-edge solutions to manage storage, distribution and reverse logistics activities in an impeccable and fast way, which is essential in this sector. Our Matrix™ technology, CEVA’s suite of technologies for end-to-end supply chain management, will guarantee close control and visibility of the goods, from point of arrival at the warehouse through to final distribution.”

This partnership further consolidates CEVA’s presence in the Automotive sector, in particular the tire segment. Over the years, the logistics operator has developed extensive expertise in this market and its awareness of critical aspects, such as very short delivery times and complex supply chains, was a key factor in Hankook’s decision.

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CEVA signs a five year agreement with FORUM SPORT 

Madrid, Spain, 16 March, 2012 - CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a five year contract with FORUM SPORT, a specialist retailer of sports clothing and equipments. CEVA will manage FORUM SPORT’s 18,000 products and will prepare an average of 10,000 orders each year for delivery to the customer’s stores and consumers’ homes.

FORUM SPORT sells its products through its own stores as well as online and has entrusted CEVA with the management of all its logistics activities. CEVA is responsible for inbound and outbound logistics, warehouse management, shipment preparation and reverse logistics within FORUM SPORT’s 6,000 sq m warehouse located in Basauri, close to Bilbao and their newly opened 13,000 sq m automated warehouse in Jundiz Business Park, in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In order to manage growth in demand, FORUM SPORT has invested in expanding its warehousing capacity to better serve its customers in Iberia.

Diego Llorente, Operational Director of FORUM SPORT, said:  “We have entrusted the development and management of our logistics activities to CEVA because of their solid experience in the Retail sector and their focus on continuous improvement. This makes CEVA the best partner to support us in making our logistics operations one of the cornerstones for business growth.”

Antonio Fondevilla, Business Development Director for CEVA in Iberia, said: “We are delighted that FORUM SPORT has awarded us the contract to manage their supply chain. Our collaboration with FORUM SPORT is based on a commitment to supporting their business growth by optimizing their supply chain, through continuous improvement and Operations Excellence from the very start of the operation, through our Zero Defect Start-up process.”

Forum Sport will benefit from CEVA’s extensive operational experience and receive best-in-class solutions that deliver value to their supply chain and this customer adds to CEVA’s growing portfolio of customers in the Retail sector in Spain.
 

FORUM SPORT

FORUM SPORT is part of GRUPO EROSKI, a leader in the sector, which thanks to their experience, solid business and social values ​​provides the knowledge and support necessary to successfully tackle the future challenges. The shareholding is completed by FORUM SPORT’s workers: through GESPAFORUM society they are involved in the management of the company. FORUM SPORT is one of the leading specialized firms in the sale of sports equipment and aims to offer its customers the top brands of the sports sector in all disciplines. Its stores offer a wide range of cycling, athletics, football, mountain, skiing, tennis, basketball, fitness, aerobics, swimming and  camping products of the international leading brands for each discipline, including Ternua, Astore, Atomic Adidas, Asics, Spiuk, Nike, Reebok, Mizuno, Shimano, Trango, Salomon, Umbro, Speedo, The North Face, Orbea, Wilson, Spyro, Abery, Step & Go.


FORUM SPORT was established in 1991 by the athletes Miguel Indurain, Marino Lejarreta and Genar Andrinua. Since its first opening in Bizkaia, the company has developed a policy of continuous expansion with the launch of new centers in Spain and its online store, while it has been increasing, improving and qualifying the offer and services for customers in each of its stores. It currently has presence in 11 regions with 37 stores, two outlets and an online store, www.forumsport.com

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CEVA opens new multi-user facility in Southern California

Masco Corporation signs on as first customer in facility, expanding CEVA’s footprint within Consumer and Retail goods industry 
 
Houston, Texas USA, 15 March, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, today announced that it has acquired a 42,735 sq m (460,000 sq ft) facility in Southern California. Masco Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, has signed a multi-year contract as the first customer in the facility.

The facility is strategically located within three miles of the Ontario airport and one mile of major interstate arteries, making it an ideal hub for west coast distribution. It can currently handle 300 trailers with its 50 doors and there are plans for expansion. The facility is equipped with multi-tier pick modules and automated sortation to help maximize order processing efficiency.

Multi-user facilities are part of CEVA’s commitment to bringing best in class supply chain solutions to the market. The sites deliver tangible benefits to customers’ logistics operations, through economies of scale, shared overheads and focused supply chain expertise for their sector. As the first customer at this facility, Masco Corporation has signed a multi-year contract with CEVA to manage west coast distribution and logistics services for several Masco subsidiaries in the USA.

Rick Thomas, CEVA’s Senior Director of Business Development, said: “This facility is really top-notch and our partnership with Masco signifies a true win-win for all who are involved. The solution our teams have come up with provides Masco with the best combination of service, capability and cost.”

“Our team has worked diligently to ensure that we’re providing Masco a unique value proposition and the level of service Masco was looking for. This opportunity builds a strong footprint for CEVA providing a significant growth opportunity in Consumer and Retail goods distribution,” said Andy Allen, Director of Business Development for CEVA.


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