Supply chain flexibility to meet the challenges of the drinks sector

XPO Logistics understands the critical aspects of the drinks supply chain and use state-of-the art technology to provide visibility, flexibility and control. With an extensive range of customers in the Drinks and Bonded sectors across the UK, we manage total excise tax throughput of circa £1.8bn per annum between beers, wines and spirits, tobacco and hydrocarbon oils.

The drinks sector has unparalleled requirements that demand solutions that meet seasonality, duty deferral via bonded warehousing, high standards of product safety and security, and high service levels. With its Logistics, Transport and Freight Forwarding services, XPO Logistics provides specifically tailored solutions to meet each customers' specific challenges.


XPO Logistics provides a ranage of services across the drinks supply chain

  • Imports - With AEO certification and comprehensive air and sea import services, we can manage all inbound flows
  • Inbound (UK and Europe) - We can provide a full range of inbound transport services including raw materials, packaging and finished goods
  • On-site logistics - We can manage line side feeds and keg management within 'just in time' operations
  • Factory clearance - Our transport operations can move products efficiently from breweries or production sites to warehouses - or direct to customers
  • Warehousing - Shared-user and dedicated food grade warehousing, spanning all temperature bands
  • Bonded warehousing - We provide strong HMRC compliant systems and trained staff to meet all duty deferral and stock integrity needs
  • Contract packing - Innovative contract packing and gifting solutions specifically support the drinks and beverages sector
  • Drinks machine management - We can deliver vending machines to point of installation with end-user demonstrations and reverse logistics
  • UK distribution - We can provide shared-user and dedicated distribution, supported by industry leading transport management systems, which deliver your drinks products securely and on-time
  • Outbound - Distribution either across Europe or export across the globe