NORTHAMPTON, UK – 20 September 2017 – XPO Logistics, a leading provider of transport and logistics solutions, has secured a multi-million pound contract expansion with government-owned company Highways England. Highways England is charged with operating, maintaining and improving the country’s motorways and main carriageways.
Under the contract, XPO Logistics will continue to operate a national technology and logistics centre (NTLC) on behalf of Highways England in West Hallam, Derbyshire, as it has since 2010. In addition, XPO will manage the agency’s new CHARM technology centre, dedicated to testing roadside equipment in a safe environment.
All components used in the implementation of maintenance and repair works are stored at the West Hallam site, with distribution to Highways England’s eight regional depots on a weekly basis. Stocks include cables and other electronics used to keep CCTV, weather monitoring and electronic signage services working on SMART motorways.
“Since appointing XPO Logistics as our national logistics partner, we have been able to significantly reduce the lead time to deliver equipment and materials to roadworks sites. This improves the planning and execution of maintenance and repairs,” said Stewart Young, national logistics manager, Highways England. “We’re pleased that XPO will now be managing our CHARM facility as well. This innovative testing site is widely utilised by our company and our suppliers.”
Richard Cawston, managing director supply chain Europe, XPO Logistics, added: “The expansion of our long-term relationship with Highways England is a testament to our understanding of this customer’s unique requirements, and our ability to offer flexible solutions from a strategically located, central site.”
About XPO Logistics, Inc. and XPO Logistics Europe SA
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 34 countries, with over 89,000 employees and 1,431 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service.
XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. The company conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe SA, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870. www.xpo.com
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