CEVA’s City of Books

CEVA City of Books Italy

A unique green warehousing multi-user hub dedicated to publishing sector

•    Covering an area of 80,000 sq m
•    More than 100,000 pallets housed annually
•    Over 90 million books handled per year
•    More than 4,000 delivery points throughout Italy 
•    40,000 tons of printed and bound paper, equivalent to 3,000 loaded lorries

We believe that the future of supply chain in Italy is focused on a collaborative approach; sharing infrastructures, networks, people and processes through sector-focused multi-user hubs, enabling customers to face market fluctuations, create savings and provide high service levels. 

CEVA’s City of Books, a cutting-edge logistics platform dedicated solely to the publishing sector is a perfect example of such a collaborative approach. It offers a comprehensive set of the supply chain activities, starting from the printers to the operation of publishing warehouses, supply to bookshops and news-stands, ancillary operations (kitting, labeling, laminating, etc.) and returns. 

The City of Books introduces a radical innovation in the distribution framework for the publishing sector. The logistics chain has been shortened thanks to the integration upstream of inbound and finishing activities, with a consequent optimization of flows and a reduction in associated logistical costs. Hosting logistics activities for numerous publishers in a single site also creates a further economically viable solution for customers. Sharing warehouse areas, IT systems, automation processes and specialized staff permits a reduction of overall costs. Through the continuous application of standardized procedures CEVA’s logistics services and procedures will undergo continuous improvements to its processes, offering constant high levels of service to the customer.

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The site includes a photovoltaic plant with over 35,000 modules, covering an area of 6,500 sq m. This translates into 3,780 MWh annually, the equivalent to energy generated in 2,000 homes, saving on average of 1.6 million kg of CO2 emissions.

The City of Books is located in Stradella site near Pavia in Italy. 


To learn more, please contact our Business Development team in Italy:

+39 02 89230 1