Milan, 24 July 2008 - CEVA Logistics, one of the leading logistics companies in the world, and JAL Group® have sealed a partnership agreement whereby CEVA is to manage JAL’s international logistics flows. JAL is the second-biggest company in the world (and leader in Europe) operating in the design, production and marketing of professional safety shoes (5,500 employees, sales of 174 million euro, sales by volume of 10 million units of footwear and a 30% share of the entire European market).
“The strategic challenge of this agreement,” said Gianfranco Sgro, Chairman of CEVA for Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, “lies in the capacity to provide a real added value in terms of services and results, while simultaneously having to tackle extremely complex situations within the logistics process.”
In the framework agreement, all of JAL’s logistics will be handled on one platform managed by CEVA in Rivoli (Turin province) - where all collection and dispatching of raw materials will be concentrated. Approximately 650 vehicles will arrive at the depot each year and another 331 will leave for Tunisia, where JAL’s main production facility, with 4,800 employees, is located. For distributing the finished product, the Scarmagno (Ivrea) hub will be used.
JAL Group, headquartered in Italy, has commercial offices in France, Spain, the UK, Germany, and Tunisia, and it also reaches markets such as Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the US and Canada, Australia, North Africa and the Middle East, as part of its rapid and extensive geographic expansion program.
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