Ceva Logistics has signed deals with two of Japan’s biggest carmakers for aftermarket distribution in Brazil and the UK worth a total of €14m ($19m).
In the first deal the company has signed a three-year contract with Honda’s division in Brazil – Honda Automóveis do Brasil – for the transport and cross-docking of replacement parts in the state of São Paulo.
Worth R$13m ($8m) the new deal involves the distribution of parts and accessories for the two- and four-wheel market to more than 200 Honda dealers.
Operations will be carried out from two warehouses in the cities of Louveira and Diadema. There will also be a team working on site at Honda’s facility in Sumaré.
"As we are global vendors for Honda, we can facilitate benchmarking between the operations performed here in Brazil, Italy and the United States, increasing the flexibility and quality of provided services," explained Philippe Masse de Souza, manager of Business Development in the Automotive sector for Ceva.
In the second deal, Ceva has been awarded a three year, €6m contract, to manage Mazda’s nationwide distribution of aftermarket vehicle parts in the UK.
The parts will be delivered via the company’s shared user automotive network, which builds service levels for Mazda dealerships and provides consolidated rollcage deliveries that aim to reduce potential damage to the products and maintain quality standards. In addition, Ceva said the solution would reduce the carbon footprint of miles travelled by 18% through improved vehicle usage.
Manu Saels, Mazda’s European Operations manager, commented: "By working in true partnership with Ceva we have implemented a solution which will improve cost-efficiency and deliver higher service levels, fully meeting the needs of the Mazda dealerships.”