The two companies, leaders in their respective fields of activity, have been working on this ambitious and far-sighted project, with the aim of creating one of the most modern and avant-garde logistics warehouses in Europe.
The new venture
To implement the new project, C&M Book Logistics has been created, whose equal partners are CEVA Logistics Italia (a fully-owned subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics.) and Emmelibri (a company 100% controlled by Messaggerie Italiane).
The Chairman and CEO of the new company will be Christophe Boustouller – CEO of CEVA Logistics Italia, while the Vice Chairman will be Renato Salvetti – CEO of Messaggerie Libri.
The mission of the new Company will be to manage the existing City of Books site and also to oversee the extensive two year investment programme turning it into an automated site.
A logistics site dedicated to Emmelibri
The new contract provides City of Books to be entirely dedicated to the Company’s logistics needs. Following a EUR 40 million investment, the extended 80,000 sqm will house one of the most modern automation systems in Europe – which will be installed by the Austrian company TGW. Construction work will take almost two years, and the plant will be operational at the beginning of 2023.