CEVA Logistics extends presence in Southeast Asia wine and spirits market, wins Diageo warehousing contract in Philippines

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CEVA Logistics has further cemented its role as a player in the Southeast Asia wine and spirits sector after winning a three-year contract with Diageo to handle warehousing and value-added services in the Philippines.

Diageo is one of the world’s largest alcoholic beverage producers, and the new deal builds on an existing relationship between the companies over the last two years with CEVA responsible for handling Diageo’s air and ocean import brokerage requirements. The contract further positions CEVA Logistics as the only 3PL serving the Top 3 global wine and spirits companies with transport and warehousing services in the Philippines.

Diageo to benefit from new-build warehouse in Manila, Philippines

Under the terms of the contract, Diageo will become one of the first clients at the soon-to-be-completed CEVA Logistics Ruhale Taguig warehouse in southeast Manila. CEVA will manage full distribution center operations for Diageo’s range of products, including a temperature-controlled section for domestic distribution throughout the Philippines. CEVA will also provide tax stamping and labelling of more than four million bottles each year.

With its extensive experience of operating with leading players across the beverage industry, CEVA will deliver full transparency to the customer to enable improved monitoring of the entire operation through its warehouse management software which will be integrated with Diageo’s enterprise resource planning platform.

Says Elaine Low, managing director for Southeast Asia and Pacific, CEVA Logistics: “Our experienced team has built an excellent working relationship with Diageo in the Philippines over the last two years. Handling their brokerage business has enabled them to benefit from our responsive logistics solutions, and we are delighted to have them in the Ruhale facility where we can add even more value to their supply chain by managing their full distribution center operations.”

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