GEFCO becomes CEVA
CEVA Logistics Creates Global Finished Vehicle Organization from former GEFCO Operation. With this change, CEVA Logistics announced on 10.1.2023 the creation of a dedicated Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) organization as part of its integration of GEFCO. The move comes following the purchase of the French automotive logistics specialist in July 2022 by the CMA CGM Group.
CEVA Logistics offers a full range of global logistics and supply chain services, including contract logistics and air, ocean, ground and finished vehicle transport. With the acquisition and integration of GEFCO, CEVA is now the largest France-based logistics company and a global leader in automotive logistics solutions. CEVA moved its global headquarters to Marseille in 2019.
GEFCO’s remaining business, mostly in contract logistics and ground transportation, is being integrated into CEVA’s existing operations. CEVA plans to finish integration activities and replace the GEFCO brand worldwide in 2023.
Long-time FVL expertise
The new product organization will be under the director of former GEFCO COO Emmanuel Cheremetinski. As the global product leader for finished vehicle logistics, Cheremetinski will lead a global team of approximately 4,000 employees.
GEFCO traces its roots back to 1949, when it was created by French automaker Peugeot. GEFCO’s former FVL division transported approximately 4 million vehicles a year using its fleet of 1,600 trucks, nearly 3,000 vehicle transport wagons and more than 100 vehicle compounds. CEVA’s existing FVL solutions in limited geographies have been integrated into the new product organization.