MILAN, 31 March 2008 - MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Group, the largest company in the MAN Group, and a leading international provider of efficient commercial vehicles and innovative transport solutions, has signed a 5-year international service agreement with CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, for the distribution of spare parts in Germany, Italy and the UK.
CEVA will provide receiving, storage, forwarding and distribution activities to approximately 150 dealers located throughout Italy according to two types of services: the first will involve next-day delivery overnight service and the second, restock services at the same delivery points. To this end, CEVA has set up a new MAN Local Distribution Center (LDC) at the Bologna Interporto to service the whole country.
MAN's offering can be broken down into three product macro groups:
- Heavy-Duty Range, which refers to the new TGX and TGS trucks with total mass in excess of 18 tons;
- Lightweight and Mid-Range, refering to the TGL and TGM trucks with total mass between 7.5 tons and 18 tons;
- Special Vehicles with a total mass in excess of 18 tons, large-sized vehicles with modular cabs.
Given the project's complexity, CEVA has provided MAN with an international team comprising Commercial Development and Operations representatives and IT specialists. To facilitate the flow of information and standardization, a single information system will be used for Italy, Germany and the UK, and developed and personalized especially for MAN.
CEVA has been partnering with MAN in Germany since 2007. From April 2008 activities will be launched also in Italy, and the project is due to go live in the UK in September 2008, alongside existing UK operations for MAN. "We have been successful at setting ourselves apart from our competitors thanks to a vast distribution network, our experience in managing spare parts and storing and transport methods, and also to our deep knowledge in managing warehouses and implementing highly technological information systems," said Claudio Brun, Director of the Automotive Division. "Furthermore, we are able to offer our Customers maximum flexibility to meet their ever-evolving needs."
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