Press Release

Two contracts for TNT Logistics Italy

Publish Date : 18 November 2003 at 10:45 CET - Debut in the luxury goods sector with Trussardi. Contract with Giochi Preziosi leads to the creation of a new 40,000 m2 logistics centre.

TNT Logistics Italy has signed two contracts of major importance both for the prestige of their partners, Trussardi and Giochi Preziosi, and for the strategic goals of TNT Logistics Italy, leader in integrated logistics within Italy.

The first one, with T.R.S. Evolution S.p.A. - a frontline division of the Trussardi Group - signals TNT Logistics Italy's debut in the luxury goods sector: T.R.S. Evolution specialises in the manufacturing of accessories (bags, suitcases, small leather goods) and clothing.

With a term of several years, the contract covers strategic quality control activities as well as the management of finished product warehousing.

Handling 12,000 product lines, TNT Logistics Italy will transport Trussardi products to over 300 stores and outlets throughout Italy.

Great attention is being paid to product security, given the high retail value of the goods being transported. TNT Logistics Italy has already put systems in place to enhance security, for example making structural changes to warehouses, installing cameras throughout and setting up a CCTV system linked to an operations centre capable of rapid response to security breaches.

Flavio Bonaita, TRS logistics manager, explains: "Following very careful analysis of the quality and value provided by the principal logistics service providers in Italy, we approached TNT Logistics Italy with whom we are establishing the basis for a valuable partnership that should very quickly result in higher levels of service".

TNT Logistics Italy is also expanding its partnership with Giochi Preziosi, a well-known industrial group operating in the children's toys sector.

Following a reorganisation of the logistics network of Giochi Preziosi, TNT Logistics has been awarded a contract to provide logistics management for all its products.

All its activities are focused on new premises in Somaglia: a logistics centre of more than 150,000 m2, around 100,000 m2 of which are dedicated entirely to processing orders.

180,000 shipments are expected per year, with 220,000 m3 of goods entering and leaving the site annually.

Gianfranco Sgro, Managing Director of the Industry & Consumer Division of TNT Logistics Italy, comments: "With Trussardi we are making our debut in the luxury goods sector while consolidating our presence in fashion. The duration of the contract confirms the role accorded to TNT Logistics as a longer-term logistics partner in the sector, in recognition of our expertise and experience gained working alongside the principal operators in fashion and textiles. The expansion of our partnership with Giochi Preziosi is also an important acknowledgement of our ability to offer innovative, customised solutions to meet the specific needs of our customers."

Page publication date: 18 November 2003 at 10:45 CET