Northampton, UK – July 16, 2018 – XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract by Wavin to manage its UK transport operations. Wavin is a subsidiary of the Mexichem Organisation, a leading global manufacturer of plastic pipe systems and solutions. The company has multiple manufacturing sites in the UK.
XPO has developed a customised delivery solution for Wavin that manages the company’s extensive UK routes to market as a single, integrated network. Capabilities include end-to-end transport visibility, the agility to respond to changes in volume, and the scalability to adapt to future demand. The solution is designed to support Wavin’s growth strategy and its status as a leader in a competitive marketplace.
XPO will manage the delivery of product to merchants and construction projects from Wavin’s manufacturing sites in Chippenham, Doncaster and Hazelhead. Transport services will also operate from XPO’s site in Motherwell, Scotland. In addition to dedicated fleet and broad network support, XPO will deploy its KeyPL solution to manage complex transport flows and utilise cutting-edge technology to assist with load optimisation, cost control and continuous process improvement.
Andrew Crosby, European procurement lead at Wavin, said: “We see XPO’s ability to handle our transport requirements within its own network as a key benefit; it gives us reassurance that our customers will receive a consistent delivery experience. XPO’s comprehensive capacity within the UK and across Europe offers many potential advantages should we wish to scale up. We are delighted to be working together and I’m pleased to say that the transition to date has been completely seamless.”
Luis Gomez, managing director-transport, XPO Logistics Europe, said: “We’re proud to be selected to support a brand that has become synonymous with quality in the construction sector. Wavin was looking for an efficient delivery partner that could provide multiple services under one umbrella. Our nationwide solution is designed to deliver significant efficiencies for Wavin in their UK operations.”
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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