Release Date: 11 October 2016
Release ID: 5989
Leroy Merlin, the market-leader in specialist home improvement and do-it-yourself products, and CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, have announced a four-year agreement for the in-house warehouse management and distribution of Leroy Merlin products throughout Italy.
Leroy Merlin has selected CEVA to manage its new warehouse at Castel San Giovanni (PC) in northern Italy and to handle the distribution of its wide range products, from doors and lighting to synthetic grass. 150 employees will operate from the site to ensure the timely restocking of 48 stores across Italy as well as 20 others located in Greece, Cyprus and Romania. At 92,000 square meters, the warehouse is divided into two key areas: a dedicated cross-docking activities zone and an e-commerce fulfillment center. From the Castel San Giovanni warehouse, 25,000 journeys will be required annually to service the Leroy Merlin business and approximately 40% of them will utilize intermodal transport services (Rubber-Iron-Rubber) - designed to reduce emissions of particulates and CO2.
Says Michele Poli, CEVA's Head of Sales in Italy: "We are delighted to strengthen our presence in the retail sector through this prestigious appointment. Leroy Merlin is the flagship company of the ADEO Group and the undisputed leader in the DIY sector. To have been entrusted with their warehousing and distribution is a testament to our team's strong capabilities."
Adds Leroy Merlin's Director of Logistics Italy, Marco Lattuada: “We chose CEVA for its flexibility, operational excellence and competitiveness. Through the expertise CEVA has developed in the retail sector, Leroy Merlin can now draw concrete benefits for its business in terms of flexibility and reductions in time and logistics costs. I believe CEVA will simplify the process for us and provide efficient management, with the aim being to accelerate our growth path. This means we can guarantee high quality delivery of products and services to our end user customers and dealers. "
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