Arlec picks CEVA for UK distribution

Arlec, the Australian-owned designer and manufacturer of electronic and electrical products for the DIY market, has awarded CEVA an evergreen contract to provide warehousing, storage and relabeling services from its multi-user site at Mendlesham in Suffolk.

CEVAtruckUntil now Arlec has only sold products in Australia and New Zealand. Its entry into the UK market will enable it to serve Homebase, which is now owned by Bunnings of Australia.

Of the inbound traffic to be handled under the new contract, 95 per cent will be brought to the UK via ocean freight with 5 per cent coming in by air for CEVA to then store and distribute.

Balu Jega, managing director of Arlec Australia said: “We are delighted to have partnered with CEVA for our entry into the UK market. The Mendlesham facility is ideally located to manage both our inbound air and ocean product lines. CEVA’s ability to provide cost effective and flexible storage solutions combined with their experience in managing ranges of Far East imported products means that our entry into this new market couldn’t have gone more smoothly.”

“CEVA’s implementation of this supply chain solution demonstrates our commitment to new customers in an area where we have considerable experience and expertise,” said executive vice president Michael O’Donoghue. “Arlec’s product range is constantly developing and we have put in place a range of flexible options to ensure we can meet their future development.”

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