MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 3 November, 2008 - CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, today announced the signing of a new contract to provide integrated logistic services to Western Power. Western Power operates one of the largest isolated electricity networks in the world, comprising over 88,000 kilometres of power lines that supply power to almost 900,000 properties across a broad geographic area in Western Australia, including the metropolitan area of Perth.
The Managing Director of CEVA Australia, Mr Howard Critchley says that the new partnership further strengthens CEVA's service capability, infrastructure and network in Western Australia and will encompass the provision of warehousing services, materials handling and transportation operations.
"Importantly, as part of the service solution for Western Power, CEVA will manage a range of specialised and often heavy goods such as transformers, cable, street lighting, and telecommunications equipment under controlled conditions for short and long periods", explained Mr Critchley.
Western Power's Managing Director, Mr Doug Aberle says that the new partnership will deliver improved customer service and provide an integrated transport and logistics solution for intrastate services to Western Power depots and construction sites.
"In addition, CEVA's focus on achieving operational excellence has already seen development of a framework that clearly defines specific quality and service levels to ensure that the operation not only gets off to a good start, but that it is also continually improved upon", concluded Mr Aberle.