Renault has signed a three-year extension to its contract with Ceva Logistics in Spain that includes an expansion to services provided for the carmaker’s three plants in the country.
Ceva will continue to manage logistics provision at Renault’s plants in Valladolid and Palencia facilities but will now also manage inbound and outbound flows of spare parts and components, including engines, gearboxes and bodywork, between the Valladolid plant and Renault’s powertrain plant in Seville. It will also manage the movement of parts from Valladolid via the port of Valencia to customers in South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Renault’s Valladolid plant, which makes the Clio and Modus, is linked to the port of Valencia by rail. Ceva will ensure the rotation of empty container stock according to weekly needs between the plant and the port.
Neither company was willing to comment further on the development.
Renault’s plant in Seville produced its 20 millionth gearbox in June. The JH3 manual 5-speed unit was shipped to the Nissan plant in Samut Prakan, near Bangkok, Thailand, and fitted on a Nissan Micra.