Snap-on Tools UK has awarded Ceva a £4.95 million ($8m), three year contract to provide a dedicated collection and delivery service for its franchise network.
Ceva will collect products from two warehouses in Kettering and deliver into Ceva’s sites across the UK where the product is sorted for final delivery to the 400 franchises.
CEVA designed the operation so that the closest depot is used to serve each of the Snap-on franchisees, resulting in optimum efficiency for all parties. The contract encompasses collection, sortation and unattended deliveries into secure premises.
Some 700 pallets will be delivered each week on behalf of Snap-on. Ceva will use a dedicated fleet of 13 vehicles and 17 drivers, as well as a dedicated contract manager.
Aldo Rodi, managing director for Snap-on Tools UK, said: “We’ve moved from a solution using many different carriers to a managed operation from a high quality, reliable and experienced partner in Ceva. The key for us was to improve the quality of service for our valued franchisees. Given Ceva’s expertise in both the Home Delivery and through-the-night deliveries for the automotive sector, we are extremely confident we will accomplish exactly that.”