News UK and Telegraph Media Group agree joint distribution venture

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News UK, which published The Times and the Sun, and Telegraph Media Group  (TMG) have signed a joint distribution deal with Ceva Logistics.

News UK currently has distribution contracts with DHL and Downton, while Ceva handles the Telegraph titles.

Ceva was appointed following a competitive pitch between the three companies.

The five-year contract will see Ceva distribute the two companies’ newspapers throughout England and Wales from September 2013.

TMG publishes The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph
and The Telegraph weekly world edition.

News UK has been printing the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph for Telegraph Media Group since 2008.

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer at News UK, said: “We are very excited about this new venture and very pleased to be working in partnership with TMG on what we believe will be a platform to promote and expand our distribution services.”

And David Greene, newspaper sales director at TMG, said: “We are extremely pleased to extend our positive working relationships with both News UK and Ceva Logistics. This is an excellent opportunity to maximise supply chain efficiencies in an increasingly changing media environment.”

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