Ceva Logistics is opening a new distribution centre in Brazil for agricultural manufacturer John Deere at its 35,000 m2  facility in Campinas in the state of Sao Paulo.
It will consolidate activity currently handled by the Catalão and Horizontina distribution centres it runs in the mid-west and south of the country and these centres will switch to handling packaging for manufactured items.
The new facility, which will move replacement parts for a range of John Deere products to dealerships throughout Brazil, will be ready in the first quarter of 2009.
The new location is strategically placed near the Viracopos airport and Santos Dumont highway, which runs north-south between Campanias and Sorocaba.
As the Campinas Distribution Centre is owned by John Deere, Ceva’s investment is exclusively in equipment for internal and external transport. The company will also employ its web-friendly CTRC software, which provides road transport visibility, as well as its transport information service SIT.
CEVA also supports John Deere in the US with a 80,000m2 facility which it leases to the machinery maker in Indianapolis.