CEVA UK wins major fashion retail contracts

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CEVA Logistics has been awarded four ten-year contracts worth a total of $400 million with fashion retailers Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse.

The company will provide warehousing, store deliveries, e-commerce fulfillment, international distribution and 4PL services.

Under the new contracts, which will run until 2025, CEVA will manage a newly-acquired 25,000 square metre shared-user facility in Oxfordshire, UK, which will handle around 20 million units per annum.

The site, which employs 330 people, is semi-automated, and handles the processing and storage of hanging and boxed garments, as well as fashion accessories.

The CEVA operation will serve the four brands’ 752 stores and concessions in the UK, and 29 international markets across Europe, Middle East, Russia, Far East and Latin America.

CEVA will handle all relevant customs clearance activity as well as having fourth-party logistics (4PL) responsibility in North America and Hong Kong. It will also manage reverse logistics activity and customer returns for the four brands, and carry out essential end of season de-stocking activity.

These new agreements represent significant progression into the e-commerce market for CEVA, which will undertake the coordination of around one million orders per annum for the four brands, as well as an eBay sales and fulfillment operation for Warehouse’s end of season stock.

CEVA managing director for the  UK, Ireland and Nordics, Michael O’Donoghue, says: “Ten year contracts are rarely seen in our industry, and I believe that these are testament to our ability to design truly effective solutions, optimise supply chain operations and provide service quality that stands the test of time.”