CEVA in the UK wins ten-year fashion retail contracts worth $400m

CEVA Logistics has been awarded four ten-year contracts worth a total of $400m to provide warehousing, store deliveries, e-commerce fulfillment, international distribution and 4PL services to fashion retailers Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse.

Under the new contracts, which will run until 2025, CEVA is expecting to manage a newly-acquired 25,000 sq m shared-user facility in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom which is due to handle around 20m units per annum, across 30,000 SKUs. The site, which employs 330 people, is semi-automated, and handles the processing and storage of hanging and boxed garments, as well as fashion accessories.

The CEVA operation, which operates on four floors, is due to serve the four brands’ 752 stores and concessions in the UK, and 29 international markets across Europe, Middle East, Russia, Far East and Latin America. CEVA is also expected to handle all relevant Customs clearance activity as well as having 4PL responsibility in North America and Hong Kong.

Under the terms of the agreement, CEVA will also manage reverse logistics activity and customer returns for the four brands, and carry out essential end of season de-stocking activity. Michael O’Donoghue, CEVA’s Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics said, “We welcome Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse to our growing retail fashion business, and look forward to these long-term partnerships. Ten year contracts are rarely seen in our industry, and I believe that these are testament to our ability to design truly effective solutions, optimize supply chain operations and provide service quality that stands the test of time.”