Burts Potato Chips sizzle with CEVA

29.01.2017 / 20:45

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK, 30 January, 2017 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s largest supply chain management companies has been awarded a five year contract to manage the warehousing and distribution of Burts Potato Chips across the UK and Ireland.

Plymouth-based Burts is one of the fastest growing artisan snack brands in the UK and has been established as a thick-cut, hand fried potato chip maker since 1999. Effective January 2017, CEVA is responsible for all transport operations and factory warehousing for Burts as the crisps and lentil waves come off the production line. 

All the brands' favorite flavors from Sea Salt and Vintage Cheddar & Spring Onion through to Devon Roast Beef and Firecracker Lobster are now handled by CEVA through a six days a week, 24 hour operation in a new on-site warehouse which can accommodate up to 2000 pallets of manufactured crisps. Additional warehousing is also provided at CEVA's Wellesbourne multi-user warehouse which can cater for a 4000 pallet additional storage requirement.

Deliveries by CEVA’s shared-user FMCG network will comprise both full and part loads to Burts' customer base which includes national grocery multiples, cash and carry's as well as smaller outlets such as garden centers. CEVA will be responsible for delivering 80,000 pallets per annum.

“Previously Burts used a number of different providers to service their needs. We have been able to provide a one-stop-shop solution for them which meets their requirements today but will also allow them to grow and expand in the future. We have created the complete supply chain management answer for Burts and at the same time given them the ability to easily meet peak time volume fluctuations,” states Michael O'Donoghue, CEVA's Executive Vice President UK, Ireland and Nordics.

Adds Burts Operations Director, John Joseph: “To support Burts continued growth we appointed CEVA to manage our outbound supply chain due to their vast FMCG experience and expertise as well as their extensive UK wide distribution and warehousing network. We are excited about our new partnership and look forward to working with them to provide our customers with a premium supply chain service.”

For more information contact:

Cathy Howe

Pilot Marketing
T: +44 (0)208 941 5381

CEVA - Making business flow
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply-chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 41,000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply-chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, discussions regarding industry outlook, the Company’s expectations regarding the performance of its business, its liquidity and capital resources, its guidance for 2016 and beyond, and the other non-historical statements. These statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “continues,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “forecasts,” and similar expressions. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs only as of the date of this press release and, in addition to the assumptions specifically mentioned in the above paragraphs, there are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the effect of local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions, a downturn in the industries in which we operate (including the automotive industry and the airfreight business), risks associated with the Company’s global operations, fluctuations and increases in fuel prices, the Company’s substantial indebtedness, restrictions contained in its debt agreements and risks that it will be unable to compete effectively. Further information concerning the Company and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect the Company’s financial results, is contained in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports, available on the Company’s website, which investors are strongly encouraged to review. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or the consequences of such a development worsen, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those forecasted or expected. CEVA disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.