CEVA signs new contract with Husqvarna Motorcycles

Logistics operator consolidates leadership in the two-wheel vehicle sector in Italy

Milan, Italy, 16 March 2011 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has signed a two year contract with Husqvarna Motorcycles, part of the BMW Group, for which CEVA will handle key logistics activities in the customer’s 1,200 sq m warehouse at the Biandronno plant in the Province of Varese.

Under the contract CEVA will manage Husqvarna personnel who are dedicated to the receiving and warehousing of original motorcycle components and supplying them in to production.

The agreement with Husqvarna is another in a series of CEVA partnerships with preeminent companies in the motorcycle sector, further strengthening CEVA’s leadership position in Italy for managing components and finished products in this industry. CEVA’s expertise in this sector and its ability to respond to the specific needs of individual customers, designing innovative, tailor-made solutions for all phases of the production and distribution chain, will be a strong asset in supporting Husqvarna’s growth and development strategies.

As a strategic partner, CEVA will be able to increase the efficiency of all supply chain activities, offering valued-added solutions that will ensure total visibility and control of orders through the management of the information systems that aid process planning and monitoring.

Thomas Moser, Vice President and CFO of Husqvarna Motorcycles, Italy, stated: “We have decided to partner with CEVA because we recognize the expertise acquired by the logistics operator, both nationally and internationally, in the management of complex supply chains in the motorcycle industry through its collaboration with the major firms operating in the sector. We know we are entrusting the management of our logistics to a competent and reliable partner who is fully capable of devising value-added solutions that will optimize our distribution chain, allowing us to achieve greater efficiency and thus reduce costs.”

Carlo Rosa, Managing Director of CEVA in Italy, commented, “We are very proud that Husqvarna Motorcycles has chosen to entrust the management of their supply chain to us through this important contract. This important partnership further consolidates CEVA’s role as a leading logistics firm in the two-wheeled vehicle sector. Our ability to adapt to changing demand, coupled with the professionalism and flexibility that have always been our hallmarks make it possible for us to operate in-house within our customer’s production facilities, coordinating and managing their operating resources. CEVA’s will work with Husqvarna Motorcycles to further enhance their supply chain and bring significant improvements in their logistics management.”

As part of Husqvarna’s operating model they have leased their logistics business unit to CEVA for the duration of the two year contract, handing over total responsibility for the management of their employees and the operation. This decision is recognition of CEVA’s expertise in the field and is a way to accelerate true integration and the effectiveness of logistics activities.

For more information contact:

Danilo Schipani
Marketing & Communication Director, SEMEA
+39 02 8923 0354


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