CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced that it is expanding its aerospace industry operations at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW). Alliance Airport, owned by the City of Fort Worth, is the world’s first purely industrial airport designed for cargo and corporate aviation.
CEVA currently operates a 150,000 sq ft (13,935 sq m) facility near Alliance Airport which serves as an aftermarket distribution center. The new CEVA facility has 100,000 sq ft (9,290 sq m) of warehouse space and is adjacent to the Alliance Airport runway, permitting chartered flights to taxi directly to the facility for unloading cargo. The operation will also provide Oceanfreight transportation management and other pre-manufacturing support services.
“The expansion of our operations at Alliance Airport is directly related to our objective of providing additional value added services to the aerospace industry, including cost effective manufacturing support,” stated Kim Wertheimer, Executive Vice President of CEVA’s global Industrial sector. “CEVA’s leadership in the Automotive sector has proven quite valuable to large aerospace customers who seek to enhance their manufacturing strategies by leveraging best practices in material management. This facility takes that capability to the next level for aerospace.”
Pre-manufacturing support at the new facility also brings a broader capability consistent with the aerospace industry’s emphasis on global collaboration among suppliers and partners. The new facility is slated to open 1 July, 2014.