CEVA signs three year contract with Miele in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 October 2011 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a three year contract, with Miele, a global premium brand manufacturing domestic appliances and commercial machines for laundry care, dishwashing and disinfection.CEVA will be responsible for outbound logistics and the distribution of Miele white goods in South Africa, as well as their receipt, storage and assembly. CEVA will also handle reverse logistics and disposal of old equipment in addition to services such as pick and pack, POD (Proof of Delivery) management and quality control activities. What makes this contract unique is Miele’s special requirement for direct deliveries to consumers’ homes, including connection and installation services for some of the appliances. This service sets Miele apart from all other white goods suppliers in South Africa.

CEVA will manage all logistics activities through two warehouses located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, where 2,000 sq m will be dedicated to Miele’s goods. The logistics operator will also provide the customer with a dedicated fleet to meet its distribution requirements and to ensure on time delivery.

Frank Vos, Managing Director of Miele South Africa, said: “We chose CEVA as our partner in South Africa because we know that this operator can guarantee high levels of reliability and competence. CEVA has proven its ability to provide logistics solutions for our premium products that demand premium care as our colleagues in Italy have been collaborating with CEVA since 1999.We are confident we will receive the same levels of service with this agreement.

Pam Cornish, CEVA’s Regional Director, Southern Africa and Indian-Ocean Islands said: “This contract with Miele demonstrates our ability to provide comprehensive and integrated logistics services wherever they are in the world.  We have significant expertise in the white goods sector and through innovative solutions we will be able to meet Miele’s needs in South Africa and support them in consolidating their market presence in the country. Our well established Freight Management operations and growing Contract Logistics presence make CEVA the ideal logistics partner for customers that want to expand their business in South Africa.”

For more information contact:

Danilo Schipani
Marketing and Communication Director, SEMEA
+39 02 8923 0354
danilo.schipani@cevalogistics.com