Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year renewal of its contract with Honda Logistics Europe worth €6.7m for the forwarding of spare parts for cars, motorcycles and power equipment.
The company will distribute parts to more than 1,500 Honda dealers around Italy.
The company will also handle the Italian network distribution of finished products for the Honda Power Equipment and Honda Marine divisions from two Honda Logistics Europe bases: the central European warehouse in Ghent, Belgium, and the regional Italian warehouse at Colognola ai Colli, near Verona.
In an official statement Ray Runza, Europe transport manager of Honda Logistics Europe, said: “Our partnership with Ceva began in 1998 and for the past 12 years our teams have been operating in an integrated manner, working together to optimize the management of Honda’s operational processes. In these years, Ceva has designed and implemented customized logistics solutions, which ensure efficient and timely delivery with the best quality standards in the automotive sector.”
Gianfranco Sgro, President of Ceva for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, added: "Honda is a one of our top customers and a part of our exclusive "Century Partnership Account" programme, which is designed to support the growth of our hundred largest customers globally. We are therefore pleased to continue to manage the forwarding of Honda’s products for another three years; providing dedicated resources to meet their specific requirements in the most effective manner possible. In these years of collaboration, Ceva has developed synergies between the distribution flows of spare parts and the finished products handled for Honda, further reducing costs and increasing flexibility and the quality of the service provided."
Earlier this year the company signed another Italian three-year agreement with Mazda for the distribution of spare parts throughout the country to 140 of the carmaker’s dealerships and authorised repair outlets (read more here).