CEVA Logistics Wins Contract with Pernod Ricard in Thailand

By Oliver Freeman
A range of warehousing services will be provided to support the drinks manufacturer’s supply chain...

CEVA Logistics has won a five-year contract to provide multi-billion dollar drinks manufacturer, Pernod Ricard, with warehousing and distribution support in South East Asia. As well as assisting in nationwide deliveries across Thailand to both domestic and commercial customers, the company will provide bonded, and duty paid storage, pallet, carton and bottle level handling and a range of other services.

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 everything from customs brokerage and import haulage, warehouse management, tax stamping, warning labels, gift boxes and repacking. 

Substantial Partnership in Asia Region

The operation will manage an annual throughput of 19 million bottles of liquor and spirit across 26 different brands of liquor, champagne and wines. With over 1,000 operations in 160 countries, CEVA was seen as a trusted partner throughout the tendering process thanks to its contract logistics, 3PL, and supply chain management expertise.

Elaine Low, CEVA Logistics’ Regional Managing Director South East Asia & Pacific Region, said: “We are delighted to be working with Pernod Ricard and providing them with our warehousing, distribution and delivery services across Thailand as they expand their global business. Our experienced team has created a robust solution which is both compliant and scalable and will ensure reliable, value-added services and delivery across their range of famous brands”.

  • Five-year contract seen as a springboard for CEVA and Pernod business relationship in Asia
  • CEVA Logistics will manage an annual throughput of 19 million bottles
  • Pernod Ricard had an annual turnover of US$8.9bn in 2018

Dedicated Site

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. The drinks giant trusted CEVA Logistics to deliver a seamless solution as a leading logistics provider, and part of the CMA CGM Group, and because of its existing collaboration with Pernod Ricard for Custom Brokerage and last-mile delivery.

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 countries in the South-East Asian and Pacific regions.

Pernod Ricard is the world’s second-largest producer of wines and spirits with $8.9 billion revenues in 2018 and has an international workforce of some 18,000 people. Famous brands under its banner include Chivas Regal and Ballantine’s whiskies, Absolut Vodka, Martell Cognac, Havana Club Rum and Beefeater Gin.


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