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Wärtsilä and CEVA Logistics expand their cooperation

CEVA will manage Wärtsilä's Central Distribution Centre in the Netherlands

March 31, 2009 - Wärtsilä, a market leader in ship power and decentralised power plant solutions and CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, have signed an agreement for the outsourcing of warehousing operations for Wärtsilä's 24/7 global spare parts activities in the Netherlands.
 
The agreement follows Wärtsilä's earlier announcement of its intention to consolidate the company's spare parts logistics and to build a Central Distribution Centre facility in the Netherlands. The new operating model is planned to be fully implemented during 2011. Until then, CEVA will already manage the existing Dutch warehouse of Wärtsilä in Zwolle and will assist in the design of the new Central Distribution Centre.
 
Since September 2008, CEVA Logistics has also been responsible for managing spare parts transportation to Wärtsilä's various warehousing facilities in Europe and deliveries to Wärtsilä's international customers.
 
"Centralisation of our logistics activities with a specialised partner like CEVA will result in faster and more efficient spare parts deliveries to our customers 24 hours a day 7 days a week," comments Mr Tage Blomberg, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Services. "The set-up will perfectly support our growth targets in the fast moving business environment to become the most valued business partner of all our customers," adds Blomberg.
 
"CEVA is very pleased to expand our partnership with Wärtsilä," says Mr Pierre Girardin, Managing Director of CEVA Logistics France, Benelux & Nordics. "The operations excellence solutions we have presented for Wärtsilä's operations have already been recognized in October, when CEVA was granted the Lean and Green Award. For us, this is a perfect example of how economics and sustainability come together in logistic solutions. And now we believe that the combination of transportation and warehousing management will maximize even further CEVA's effort in achieving continuous improvement for Wärtsilä and its customers".


2009-03-31

Please see Wärtsilä Corporation /Wärtsilä Vostok, LLC (WRU)/ company electronic office

For more information, please contact:
Mirja-Maija Santala
Media Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +358 (0)400 793 827
E-mail: mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com 

Wärtsilä Vostok, LLC (WRU)
Tel/Fax: +7 812 448-32-48
E-mail:
office.spb@wartsila.com  

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