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.

For more information contact:

Ana Tardío
Marketing and Communication Manager
+ 34 91 334 31 54
ana.tardio@cevalogistics.com

 

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

CEVA – Making business flow
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 51,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors and CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network, with a presence in over 170 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2011, the Group reported revenues of €6.9 billion. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com

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