Helsinki, March 31, 2009 - Wärtsilä, a market leader in ship power and decentralized power plant solutions and CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies have signed an agreement for the outsourcing of warehousing operations for Wärtsilä's 24/7 global spare parts activities in The Netherlands.
The agreement follows Wärtsilä's earlier announcement that it is planning to consolidate the Company's spare parts logistics and build a Central Distribution Center facility in Holland. This new operating model is planned to be fully implemented during 2011. Until this time, CEVA will manage Wärtsilä's existing Dutch warehouse in Zwolle and will assist in the design planning of the new Distribution Center.
Since September 2008, CEVA Logistics has also been responsible for managing spare part transportation to Wärtsilä's various warehousing facilities in Europe and deliveries to international customers. "The centralization of our logistics activities with a specialized partner like CEVA will result in faster and more efficient spare parts deliveries to our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," comments Tage Blomberg, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Services. "This set-up will perfectly support our growth targets in the fast moving business environment to become the most valued business partner of all our customers," adds Blomberg.
"CEVA is very pleased to expand its partnership with Wärtsilä" says Pierre Girardin, Managing Director of CEVA's France, Benelux & Nordics Region. "CEVA's industry leading Operations Excellence solutions for W‰rtsil‰ have already been recognized with the presentation, last October, of the Lean & Green Award. For us, this is a perfect example of how economics and sustainability come together in logistic solutions. Now we believe that our combination of transportation and warehousing management services will maximize even further our efforts to achieve continuous improvement for Wärtsilä and its customers."
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