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Pernod Ricard awards logistics contract to CEVA in Thailand 23 November 2020

Managing annual throughput of 19 million bottles of liquor and spirit

CEVA Logistics has won a major, five-year contract with Pernod Ricard to provide the drinks manufacturer with warehousing and distribution support in South East Asia. Pernod Ricard is one of the world’s leading alcoholic beverages producers and within this new contract, CEVA Logistics’ extensive scope of work in Thailand will include Customs Brokerage and import haulage, a combination of standard duty paid and bonded warehouse management and domestic transportation alongside a range of value-added services including tax stamping, warning label, gift box and repacking.

The operation will manage an annual throughput of 19 million bottles of liquor and spirit across 26 different brands of liquor, champagne and wines.

Pernod Ricard has been operating in Thailand for over 20 years. In January 2020, Pernod Ricard Thailand issued a competitive tender with the objective of uplifting the storage quality and service standard, in which CEVA Logistics was the successful bidder.

This win further extends CEVA Logistics’ existing contract with Pernod Ricard in the Philippines and paves the way for future collaboration in other SEAPAC countries.

CEVA Logistics’s winning offer is based on the conversion of an existing CEVA Logistics multi-user site at Bangna-Bangkok, into a 7,600 m2 facility completely dedicated to Pernod Ricard. This high quality, Good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliant site featuring ‘ conditioning will gather both a duty paid, and a bonded warehouse ‘under one roof’. Pernod Ricard trusted CEVA Logistics to deliver a seamless solution as a leading logistics provider part of the CMA CGM Group, and because of its existing collaboration with Pernod Ricard for Custom Brokerage and last mile delivery.

The go live was seamless, largely credited to a strong team and disciplined execution of CEVA Logistics’ well-respected zero-defect start-up (ZDS) methodology. ZDS is a process that relies both on best practices and accurate planning for error-free contract start-up, with clear pre-agreed targets between the customer and CEVA Logistics.

Pernod Ricard is the world’s second producer of wines and spirits with US$8.9 billion revenues in 2018 and has an international workforce of some 18,000 people. It operates through a decentralised organisation, with six brand and 85 market companies established in each key market. Famous brands under its banner include Chivas Regal and Ballantine’s whiskies, Absolut Vodka, Martell Cognac, Havana Club Rum, Beefeater Gin and Pernod and Ricard Pastis as well as the wines Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo Wines and Mumm Perrier Jouët Champagne.