Wärtsilä and CEVA Logistics Expand Their Cooperation
Wärtsilä and CEVA Logistics have signed an agreement for the outsourcing of warehousing operations for Wärtsilä's 24/7 global spare parts activities in the Netherlands.
The agreement follows Wärtsilä's earlier announcement of its intention to consolidate the company's spare parts logistics and to build a Central Distribution Centre facility in the Netherlands. The new operating model is planned to be fully implemented during 2011. Until then, CEVA will already manage the existing Dutch warehouse of Wärtsilä in Zwolle and will assist in the design of the new Central Distribution Centre.
Since September 2008, CEVA Logistics has also been responsible for managing spare parts transportation to Wärtsilä's various warehousing facilities in Europe and deliveries to Wärtsilä's international customers.
"Centralisation of our logistics activities with a specialised partner like CEVA will result in faster and more efficient spare parts deliveries to our customers 24 hours a day 7 days a week," comments Mr Tage Blomberg, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Services. "The set-up will perfectly support our growth targets in the fast moving business environment to become the most valued business partner of all our customers," adds Blomberg.
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