Logistics provider to manage overseas shipments Logistics provider to manage overseas shipments 
Madrid, Spain, 29 May, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has signed a three year contract with Mercedes-Benz to manage the shipment of spare parts from the Iberian Peninsula to the dealer network in the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, located in North Africa.

CEVA will handle the collection of the spare parts at its central warehouse in Azuqueca de Henares, near Madrid, managing the consolidation, shipping and distribution to all the Mercedes-Benz Group dealers in these areas. Under the three year agreement, CEVA will ship 2,000 orders, which equates to 1,500 tons per year, via its Less-than-Container Load (LCL) Oceanfreight service, enabling Mercedes-Benz to achieve the ideal balance between operational costs and delivery times.

Andrés Orejón Fraile, Spare Parts Director of Mercedes-Benz Spain said: “Logistics is a critical aspect for every automotive company. Cost reductions, improvements in delivery times and shipment frequency are key factors for the success of our Customer Service Policy. Only a capable provider that is able to satisfy our expectations in terms of time and cost can have our confidence.”

Oscar Martínez, Senior Business Development Manager, CEVA in Iberia, commented: “We are very proud to have the confidence of Mercedes-Benz in Spain; here we will offer the customer the same efficient services and excellent solutions that we guarantee elsewhere in the world, optimizing their global supply chain. Our solid experience in the Automotive sector, flexibility and continuous improvement philosophy will allow us to adapt our solutions to the customer’s changing needs, ensuring impeccable service.”

Mercedes-Benz, a company of the Daimler Group, is one of CEVA’s Century customers, a group of approximately 100 top global customers which represent major opportunities for growth across several geographies and CEVA supports their business in several countries in Europe, such as Italy, Germany and United Kingdom, as well as Mexico and Australia. CEVA has gained extensive experience and knowledge of the customer's needs and has proven the effectiveness of its Operations Excellence approach in optimizing the supply chain. This, in addition to CEVA’s solid expertise in the Automotive sector and ability to offer solutions tailored to the customer’s requirements, were key factors in Mercedes-Benz’s decision to choose CEVA as a logistics partner, strengthening the operator’s position in this sector in Iberia.

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