CEVA Logistics has won a five year contract with Pernod Ricard to provide the drinks manufacturer with warehousing and distribution support in South East Asia. CEVA Logistics’ scope of work in Thailand will include customs brokerage and import haulage, a combination of standard duty paid and bonded warehouse management and domestic transportation alongside a range of value-added services including tax stamping, warning label, gift box and repacking, as well as nationwide deliveries across Thailand to both end-users and wholesalers. The operation will manage an annual throughput of 19m bottles of liquor and spirit across 26 different brands of liquor, champagne and wines.
This win extends CEVA Logistics’ existing contract with Pernod Ricard in the Philippines and is said to pave the way for future collaboration in other SEAPAC countries.
CEVA Logistics’s winning offer is based on the conversion of an existing CEVA Logistics multi-user site at Bangna-Bangkok, into a 7,600 sq m facility completely dedicated to Pernod Ricard. This Good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliant site featuring air conditioning will gather both a duty paid, and a bonded warehouse under one roof.
Reportedly, CEVA Logistics’ zero defect start-up (ZDS) methodology allowed for a smooth go live; a process that relies both on best practices and accurate planning for error-free contract start-up, with clear pre-agreed targets between the customer and CEVA Logistics.
Elaine Low, CEVA Logistics’ Regional Managing Director South East Asia & Pacific Region, says, “We are delighted to be working with Pernod Ricard and providing them with our warehousing, distribution and delivery services across Thailand as they expand their global business. Our experienced team has created a robust solution which is both compliant and scalable and will ensure reliable, value-added services and delivery across their range of famous brands”.
Pernod Ricard is a producer of wines and spirits with US$8.9bn revenues in 2018 and has an international workforce of some 18,000 people. Known brands under its banner include Chivas Regal and Ballantine’s whiskies, Absolut Vodka, Martell Cognac, Havana Club Rum, Beefeater Gin and Pernod and Ricard Pastis as well as the wines Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo Wines and Mumm Perrier Jouët Champagne.
Source: CEVA Logistics