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Ceva Logistics renews transportation services contract with Akgida

LBR Staff Writer Published 13 July 2017

Supply chain management company Ceva Logistics has renewed and expanded its transportation services contract with Turkey-based Lactalis Group’s subsidiary Akgıda.

Lactalis, which is claimed to be Europe's largest producer of dairy products, had commenced relationship with Ceva in 2011.

Since last six years, Ceva has been providing full truck load (FTL) transportation services across Turkey.

The services are providing from Akgida's Luleburgaz facility north west of Istanbul and Karaman in the south center of the country to sites across the country, including distributers and supermarket chains.

Ceva now also involve in ground transportation services to and from Akgida's Sakarya production plant and for the recycling of plastic crates used in the delivery of milk and milk products to major supermarket chains across the country.

According to Ceva, the contract to date has involved up to 13,000 trips using temperature controlled trucks and covered in excess of 16 million kms.

The latest deal is expected to increase the kms covered by some 1.8 million kms.

Akgida president Ali Sözen said: Milk and dairy produce logistics is a delicate process requiring solutions where you have to work against the clock so it is important to have a strong and reliable logistics solutions partner.

Ceva Balkans, Middle East and Africa executive vice president Fuat Adoran said: "We strive to offer the best possible solutions to our business partners based on our experience and knowledge.”

In May, Ceva renewed and expanded its automotive supplies contract with Sogefi Filtration Spain for an additional three years.

Italian firm Sogefi Group designs and manufactures filtration, air intakes, cooling systems and flexible suspension components.

Image: Ceva transportation services contract with Akgida. Photo: courtesy of CEVA Logistics.