- Logistics operation based out of Cajamar distribution center (SP) supports luxury brand`s business expansion in Brazil -

São Paulo, November 26, 2013 – Penske Logistics has been selected to manage the logistics processes of the Italian motorcycle brand Ducati in Brazil. At the distribution center in Cajamar (SP), the company has a dedicated team of associates to handle inventory management and movement of goods – from motorcycles to brand accessories – in order to supply the Ducati stores in the country.

Penske Logistics will contribute to Ducati’s operation with sophisticated logistics intelligence to optimize resources and reduce transportation times. The entire operation is supported by Penske Logistics’ proprietary ERP and management systems.

Ducati has an extensive growth plan in Brazil. The company’s strategy is to build a solid base of partners that are at the top of their industries. “We chose Penske Logistics as a strategic partner to help us add value to the Ducati brand in the country through its experience in the automotive market,” explains Ricardo Susini, director of Ducati in Brazil. "We considered its history and credibility with other customers in the automotive industry and we are confident that this choice will help in our operations in Brazil,” he adds.

Paulo Sarti, managing director of Penske Logistics in South America, stresses the opportunity to participate in the expansion of the company, “It is gratifying to be part of the growth process of a company that is investing and believes in the country, especially in the current landscape where we see record production and sales in the automotive industry. Moreover, we are honored to be selected by Ducati, who took into account our long-standing expertise in this industry.”

With the addition of this new operation, Penske Logistics is adding to its existing work in the automotive industry, with expertise and success in achieving and maintaining high levels of efficiency and quality. Currently, the company's automotive distribution centers and operations manage, on average, 6,000 product lines per day, reaching 14,000 during the peak periods.

About Penske Logistics

With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. To learn more visitwww.PenskeLogistics.com.

About Ducati

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A – An Audi Group Company. Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. Their motorcycles are characterised by “Desmodromic” performance engines, innovative design and avant-garde technology. Covering several market segments, Ducati’s range of motorcycles are divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike.

These authentic icons of “made in Italy” are sold in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North-American and Asia Pacific markets. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike Championship and, with an official team, the World MotoGP Championship. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, and took both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.

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