- Deal cements longstanding 12 year partnership
- Warehousing space doubled due to growth in MANN+HUMMEL’S independent aftermarket business.
Frankfurt, Germany, 4 February, 2014 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, today announced the renewal of its contract with MANN+HUMMEL to 2017, one of the world’s leading experts for filtration solutions for the automotive and mechanical engineering industry.
Since 2002 CEVA has exclusively operated the central warehouse for MANN+HUMMEL’s automotive aftermarket parts in Niederaichbach, which is located close to their production site in Marklkofen. The continuous growth of MANN+HUMMEL made an extension of capacities necessary and the new building with 17,000 sq m of space directly borders the central warehouse and is linked by a passageway. With the groundbreaking ceremony in August 2013 and the expected completion of the new site in 2014, the warehousing space will double to 34,000 sq m and will enable gains in efficiency by providing more room in the current storage area as well as capacity for future growth.
Under terms of the deal, CEVA will be responsible for receiving, dispatching and picking in the central warehouse, before orchestrating all shipping and administration globally. On a daily basis CEVA will be picking and packing several hundred thousand oil and air filters before they leave the warehouse destined for more than 55 countries worldwide. With the extension, about 38,000 pallet spaces are available for the total of 3,500 inventory items.
Thomas Mangold, Director Logistics Automotive Aftermarket and Manager of the central warehouse in Niederaichbach for MANN+HUMMEL, said: “By outsourcing the warehouse management to CEVA, we have significantly gained visibility and flexibility in our supply chain. This is essential for us, as we have to react quickly and agilely to short term changes. CEVA’s expertise in the Automotive and aftermarket sector enables us to achieve optimized inventory levels, which take into account growth rates and seasonal fluctuations, allowing us to offer a supply service of the highest level to our end customers.”
“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with MANN+HUMMEL and the appreciation of our service that has been expressed with the contract renewal. Through systematic pursuit of our LEAN principles and our constant focus on operational excellence, we are able to deliver value to MANN+HUMMEL. We are glad that we can mutually grow and support MANN+HUMMEL with their requirements for a high level of supply service with efficient, cost effective solutions,” said Dr. Christian Wurst, Managing Director of CEVA in Germany.