- A new unit offering tailored solutions to CEVA Logistics’ clients
- Specialist team will deliver and install complex medical machinery
- CEVA Logistics further consolidates its leading expertise in healthcare logistics
Marseille, France, 29 October, 2019 – In a further expansion of its global healthcare capabilities, CEVA Logistics is pleased to announce the launch in India of a specialist installation service for large-scale medical equipment using its own dedicated team of engineers and technicians.
CEVA’s expert team will be responsible for unpacking, installing and setting up equipment such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scanners, Cath Labs, Digital Radiography machines and CT (Computerised Tomography) Scanners on behalf of a number of global manufacturers.
In order to enable the smoothest possible installation, the dedicated team of technicians and engineers are fully conversant with each piece of equipment and conduct site readiness surveys before unpacking and setting up the machinery at the designated location. Known as factory installations, these can involve a wide range of weights and pieces. For instance, an MRI scanner comprises a total of 26 boxes weighing between 18-20 tonnes with a single magnet weighing eight tonnes.
Akash Agarwal, Director Business Development India and Head of Freight Management Sales, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, CEVA Logistics, says: “Cutting-edge medical machinery requires specialist handling and installation, a complex and technical process. As our clients are increasingly relying on our know-how in this regard, CEVA Logistics decided to bring its healthcare logistics expertise to the next level by setting up a dedicated team of medical equipment installation specialists.”
Initially based in Mumbai, India, the team will work on installations there as well as in Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Belgaum, before being gradually expanded across CEVA Logistics’ network.
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CEVA Logistics, a global asset-light third-party logistics company, designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Its integrated network in Freight Management and Contract Logistics spans more than 160 countries. Approximately 58,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective solutions across a variety of industry sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services. CEVA generated revenue of USD 7.4 billion and adjusted EBITDA of USD 260 million in 2018. CEVA Logistics is listed on SIX Swiss Exchange under ticker symbol CEVA. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com.