Ceva Logistics is expanding its business with Ford at the carmaker’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, which makes the F-150 Regular, Super and Crew Cab and will produce the Ford Transit full-size van in 2014.

The signing, which is part of a contract renewal, makes it Ceva’s longest running automotive manufacturing contract with Ford in the Americas. The logistics provider has been an off-site supply chain service provider for the Kansas plant for more than 11 years.

Ceva’s operations now include sequencing of inbound materials, small lot logistics, return container management and just-in-time transport to and from the plant.  The company said it would be making substantial investment in new facilities in Kansas City, adjacent to its existing facility, but did not disclose the figure.

“Our global supply chain services to Ford improve line-side productivity and enhance Ford’s ability to increase vehicle production,” said Kerry Zielinski, Ceva vice president of Business Development and Americas Ford Account Leader. “Our commitment to Ford is very strong and we appreciate the trust they have in Ceva for day to day operational logistics.”