MILAN, 8 April 2008 - CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world and top operator in Italy, was appointed the sole partner for Aprilia and Piaggio motor vehicle distribution in Italy and Europe by the Piaggio Group, one of the world's top manufacturers of two-wheel motor vehicles. The initial partnership, which included warehousing management and spare parts transportation in Italy and Europe, has expanded to include the management of finished products and their distribution to dealers in Italy and Europe. CEVA manages Piaggio di Santa Maria di Sala and Gausticce warehouses, with a combined space of around 30,000 square metres.
CEVA has made both standard and double decker means of transport available to Customers in order to deal with the 400,000 motor vehicles distributed per year. Double deck transport is a form of transport on two levels, mainly used to carry motorbikes. CEVA also optimizes the distribution flow, maximizes resources and controls costs in planning the delivery of motor vehicles that have been ordered. The Track and Trace service guarantees Piaggio maximum access to transportation data allowing constant monitoring of the distribution flow and status of deliveries, making it possible to quickly identify problems or difficulties.
Moreover, CEVA manages the dealer assistance service for Piaggio, through a dedicated portal with reserved access. "We have been working with Piaggio for several years and the decision to rely on us entirely to deliver finished products is the most important recognition of our commitment and continuous quest for excellence, which we apply in the management of all our lines of logistics," said Gianfranco Sgro, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of CEVA Logistics for South Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We are always looking to find ways to obtain maximum integration with our customers at the same time that we offer maximum flexibility, so that we can always respond rapidly and efficiently to market demands."
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