ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, 3 September 2008 - Tangerine Confectionery, the UK's largest independent sugar confectioner, has appointed CEVA Newsfast, a CEVA Logistics UK division with the UK's largest high quality multi-user logistics network, as its supply chain partner. Under the new smart solution CEVA will collect product from Tangerine's production plants in the North West of England and Yorkshire and transport it to Tangerine's distribution centre in Chesterfield for onward distribution to supermarket RDCs (regional distribution centres), wholesalers and retailers via CEVA's shared-user network. The contract, which employs 82 people, also involves management of a stockholding store for two large retailers in Leeds.
John Smith, Group Logistics Manager says "Tangerine is a market leading business. Customer service, client and consumer satisfaction are our top priorities. "By outsourcing our logistics activities to CEVA we are able to gain greater distribution flexibility and working in close partnership can provide a high quality service to meet the needs of our clients and customers. We are also better placed to meet our ambitious plans for growth."
"Following a detailed competitive tender process we are delighted that Tangerine selected CEVA as its logistics partner. We look forward to providing them with a high quality, cost-effective service," says David Bermingham, Managing Director, CEVA Newsfast. "We plan to introduce a number of double-decked trailers to the operation, reducing the number of vehicles and the distance covered by 200,000 miles per year."
Tangerine and CEVA have worked together since 2004, when CEVA Newsfast managed warehousing and distribution of confectionery for Toms UK (one of several companies acquired and rebranded by Tangerine) at its sites in Bristol and Bryn. CEVA's other grocery customers include Del Monte, John West, Twinings, Whitworths and Wrigleys. The company also offers primary consolidation centre facilities to leading multiple retailers Tesco, Somerfield and Asda.
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About CEVA Newsfast
CEVA Newsfast, a division of CEVA Logistics UK, operates the largest high quality multi-user logistics network in the UK. It has a fleet of 800 vehicles working through its network of 19 multi-user depots for more than 80 clients. Customers include food manufacturers, high street retailers, stationery and packaging companies as well as the newspaper publishers. CEVA Newsfast carries more than 100 million newspapers a year and also makes more than 1,000 wholesale magazine deliveries every week, for 1,300 different titles.
Tangerine Confectionery is the UK’s leading independent sugar confectionery maker. Tangerine Confectionery also produces famous names such as MOJO chews Butterkist Popcorn, Barratt Sherbet Fountains and Princess Little Delights and Marshmallows. In addition it distributes O/Zon mints and upmarket Anthon Berg chocolate liqueurs and produces a range of own-label gums, jellies, hard-boiled sweets, humbugs and toffees.