ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, 9 April 2008 - CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, will take responsibility for all logistics activities associated with E.ON's electricity distribution in the UK, following a contract extension. This is the third consecutive time that E.ON, the UK's largest integrated energy company, renews the contract with CEVA.
The scope of CEVA's operations includes management of a 220,000 square feet distribution centre at Huthwaite, in Nottinghamshire, and a number of satellite distribution depots; distribution to 60 emergency stores; deliveries of pick to order material; trunking to regional depots and a supplier collection service of road side signs and barriers. The operation also provides a 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency delivery service. Besides, CEVA undertakes specialist off-road activities involving pole planting, augur drilling and erection of street lighting. This work involves CEVA Logistics' specialists working alongside E.ON craftsmen in the vicinity of live lines.
"We are delighted that after a competitive tender process E.ON is continuing to work with CEVA Logistics," says Rob McWhirter, Managing Director, Business Development for CEVA Logistics. "Our two companies have worked in partnership since 1996, and we are extremely proud of this long-standing relationship."
CEVA has introduced a smart solution programme that includes new initiatives which are being rolled out in the short, medium and long term. The CEVA LEAN team has already conducted a number of studies to improve efficiency and every manager on the contract has received LEAN training to maintain this approach. In the long term, CEVA is developing its IT systems to provide even greater visibility of reporting for service engineers. Environmental initiatives are also ongoing."
Malcolm Russell, E.ON Networks Logistics Manager says "The contract win is testimony to the professionalism and enthusiasm of the CEVA team. They share our passion for service excellence, reliability and health and safety, which underpins everything we do. Working with CEVA enables our engineers to focus on what they do best, core value added engineering activities."
E.ON provides power to 4.9 million customers across central England, through 133,000 kilometres of underground and overhead cables and via a network of 97,000 substations. The region extends from the Peak District in the North, to the outskirts of Bristol in the south, and the Welsh borders to the Lincolnshire coast in the east.
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