Marangoni_AlphaMarangoni Commercial and Industrial Tyres has signed a three-year contract with Ceva Logistics for the transport and distribution of its products throughout Italy.

Marangoni specialises in the retreading of industrial, truck and earthmover tyres. Ceva will collect all Marangoni tyres for retreading and deliver them to the tyre manufacturer’s northern Italian warehouse in Rovereto. It will also be distributing both new and regenerated tyres to retailers and distributors around the country.

“The decision to outsource transport to an external partner is the natural consequence of further developing our company,” said Brenno Benolglia, commercial director of Marangoni Commercial and Industrial Tyres. “By appointing Ceva, Marangoni can focus its own resources on the selection of tyres and the sale of its products and services. Logistics is an essential part of our business and we believe Ceva will provide the high level of service we require.”

This latest contract builds on Ceva’s services to the tyre sector in Italy, which it has been developing over the past couple of years. Last year it extended its contract with Fintyre, which also distributes tyres across the country. As well as handling imports of Fintyre products in Italy from the Far East, Ceva now also provides the company with warehousing services at its TyreCity hub in Somaglia, where it stores a total of 90,000 tyres.

Ceva established TyreCity – a 50,000 sq.m facility – in June last year. It is fully dedicated to the warehousing, handling and cross-docking of products in the tyre sector.

Speaking about the Marangoni contract, Gioachino Figlia, Ceva’s vice-president of business development, said the company was proud to strengthen its presence in the automotive sector following the inauguration of TyreCity.

“Marangoni will be better able to integrate its transport flows with its production by having reliable and guaranteed service levels combined with full traceability for both its reverse flow logistics and distribution,” said Figlia. “Our ability to offer agile and creative solutions which match the needs of this important customer will be key to this partnership.”