Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year agreement with BMW to operate a new dealer metro distribution centre (DMDC) for supply of spare parts to dealers in Lombardy and Piedmont.
Ceva will handle BMW and MINI parts in the new 3,100m2 centre owned by BMW at Albairate in the west of Milan and supply them to the Lombardy and Piedmont dealers on a schedule of three shipments per day.
Gianfranco Sgro, president of Ceva in Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We benefited from the experience acquired by Ceva in the UK, where we have been operating two dealer metro distribution centres for BMW for some time…BMW Group Italia will be able to guarantee its agents an extremely punctual and rapid delivery of urgent supplies, while optimizing transport costs. We look forward to another long and productive relationship with BMW here in Italy.”
Ceva took over the UK spare parts delivery contract with BMW from DHL last October and delivers to 200 dealerships across the country (read more here).
It also operates a regional distribution centre for BMW at Volargne, in the province of Verona.
Earlier this year the LSP signed a three-year agreement with Mazda for the distribution of spare parts throughout Italy to 140 of the carmaker’s dealerships and authorised repair outlets.
For that contract Ceva collects spare parts on a daily basis from Mazda’s warehouse in Klagenfurt, Austria for transport to Ceva’s distribution centre in Bentivoglio, near Bologna, one of its main international hubs (read more here).