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CEVA Group Plc: SWOT Analysis &
Company Profile

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Published: January 2010

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CEVA Group Plc - Company Overview

CEVA Group Plc (CEVA) is supply chain services provider, which is based in the UK. The company offers a broad range
of services comprising freight forwarding, contract logistics, transportation management, and distribution management
services amongst others. CEVA offers its services under five broad categories, namely, consulting and solutions design,
contract logistics, end-to-end supply chain, freight management, and smart solutions. The company primarily serves
customers in aerospace, consumer and retail, automotive, healthcare, energy, industrial, publishing, and technology
sectors. The company has a strong service foot print spread across over 170 countries serving about 1,200 sites. CEVA
formed as a result of merger between TNT Logistics and EGL Eagle Global Logistics in August 2007. The company is
headquartered in London, the UK.

CEVA Group Plc - Key Facts

CEVA Group Plc, Key Facts

                                  20-22 Bedford Row, London, ,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address:                                                                                  N/A
                                  WC1R 4JS, United Kingdom          Exchange

Telephone                         + 44 1530 568500                  No. of Employees                46,246

Fax                               + 44 1530 568953                  Financial Year End              December

URL                               www.cevalogistics.com             Revenue (in EUR Million)        5,494.00

Industry                          Transport and Logistics           Revenue (in USD Million)        7,630.56

                                  Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand,
Locations                         Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland,
                                  Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research


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CEVA Group Plc - Business Description

CEVA Group Plc (CEVA) is one of the leading logistics companies. The company provides a wide range of logistics
solutions to a broad customer base including blue chip companies, automotive, retail, hi-tech or electronics, publishing,
media, tires, and industrial equipment sectors. CEVA operates through an integrated network comprising over 1,200 sites
spread across 170 countries. In addition, the company offers services such as air and ocean freight forwarding, customs
brokerage, local pickup and delivery service, materials management, warehousing, trade facilitation and procurement,
integrated logistics, and supply chain management services. CEVA employed 46,246 people as of 31 December, 2009.

The company conducts its business operations under two reportable segments, namely, Contract Logistics and Freight

CEVA’s Contract Logistics segment provides inbound logistics, manufacturing support, outbound / distribution logistics
and aftermarket logistics services. Services offered as part of this segment include transportation and warehousing,
kitting, quality control, milk runs, sequencing, and vendor inventory management. CEVA’s client portfolio under this
segment principally comprises the automotive and airline sectors. The segment facilitates manufacturers by providing
logistics related solutions such as sub-assembly, inventory planning, line replenishment and packing services.
Furthermore, the company’s outbound logistics solutions offers various storage solutions such as customer oriented
facilities including dedicated warehousing, bonded warehousing, and automated warehousing. Additional services such as
line haul to warehouses, installation of electric equipment, and special picking and packing services are also provided by
this segment. Similarly, the segment under the aftermarket logistics division offers services focused on logistics
operations related to the repair and maintenance of spare parts such as return logistics, repair, reverse logistics and call
centre services. During the fiscal year 2009, the segment contributed 57.1% towards the total revenues of the company,
generating EUR 3,139 million, a decrease of 9.4% over the previous year.

The company under the Freight Management segment offers air, ocean, and ground based transportation services. In
addition it offers other services such as customs brokerage, local pick-up and delivery service, materials management,
and trade facilitation. During the fiscal year 2009, the segment contributed 42.9% towards the total revenues of the
company, generating EUR 2,355 million, a decrease of 17.7% over the previous year.

Furthermore, the company classified its operations under four geographic segments, namely, Northern Europe; Southern
Europe, Middle East & Africa; Americas; and Asia Pacific. During the fiscal year 2009, the Americas segment contributed
29.3% towards the total revenues of the company followed by Northern Europe with 25.3%, Southern Europe, Middle East
& Africa with 22.9% and Asia Pacific with 22.6%.

Recently, the company invested in a new UK customer contact centre and deployed an additional new vehicle fleet of 24
vehicles to support continued growth in its home delivery business, CEVA Home. Furthermore, CEVA launched the City of
Books, a logistics platform, in Europe dedicated solely to the publishing sector. It also launched the Control Tower in
Assago, Italy, an integrated information hub with enhanced control functions to cater for all logistical services.

Similarly, the company launched global MATRIX WMS (Warehouse Management System) a standard service offering for
WMS support in warehouses and distribution centers and is part of CEVA’s bespoke MATRIX suite of IT solutions. It
launched Alberta Express, an expedited surface freight service between the Gulf Coast and Alberta, Canada for its energy
customers. CEVA Logistics entered into the pharmaceutical market in Italy by acquiring DIMAF Pharma Supply Chain, a
pharmaceutical supply chain specialist company. In addition, announced its plans to expand into new business segments
such as oceanfreight and retail.


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CEVA Group Plc - Major Products and Services

CEVA Group Plc is a contract logistics company. The key services offered by the company include the following:

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