CEVA Logistics has been awarded a contract to manage the production supply for Airbus at the aircraft manufacturer’s assembly site in Hamburg, Germany, marking a major expansion in the forwarder’s aerospace logistics business.
CEVA will oversee the production supply for the A320 family structural assembly and the equipping of fuselage sections, as well as the manufacturing and equipping of the A330 and A350 sections in Hamburg.
The company will operate the production supply logistics on behalf of Airbus at multiple locations with a total area of 58,631 square metres. It will be responsible for inbound, put away/storage, pick and prepare, marketplace, internal transport, delivery to point of use, returns, empties handling and external dispatch.
CEVA mentioned its successful management of a spare parts and components contract for Airbus in 2020 as key to the awarding of this new contract.
“Our two companies have successfully worked together previously on other projects, most recently in Hamburg on the spare parts and components contract,” said CEVA CEO, Mathieu Friedberg.
“The depth of CEVA’s specialist knowledge in this industry, combined with its innovative operational and delivery solutions, have been key to securing this new business.”
Within the scope of the new contract, CEVA will initiate and implement logistics improvements and projects, using Lean principles to further increase efficiency within the facilities.
The company also noted it has taken on existing staff at the Hamburg sites under Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment or TUPE regulations.