XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has created a UK distribution solution for Samsung SDS on behalf of Samsung Climate Solutions. The multi-service solution integrates XPO’s last mile transport, warehousing and customs clearance services. Samsung is a global innovator of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies, a sector where XPO has extensive experience and national coverage in the UK.
XPO is managing last mile distribution for Samsung from 10 regional hubs by utilising a fleet of 18-ton, tail-lift trucks and sophisticated tracking technology. Samsung’s entire UK stock of air conditioning units is stored at XPO’s warehouse in Crick, Northamptonshire, placing it within next-day delivery range of 95% of UK consumers. XPO provide Samsung and its customers with real-time notification and delivery scheduling on XPO’s Trax app.
Steve Fleming, head of air conditioning – UK and Ireland, Samsung Electronics, said, “We have an industry-leading product range known for excellence, so it’s important that we offer a first-class delivery experience. With XPO as our partner, we can give our customers greater convenience and peace of mind with a next-day option, digital communications and electronic proof of delivery.”
Dan Myers, managing director, transport – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “The strong collaboration between Samsung and XPO has been a game-changer for Samsung’s HVAC supply chain in the UK. Drawing on our sector expertise, the team transitioned to the new transport solution and a 60% increase in warehouse capacity in 12 days. Every component of this solution has the flexibility to accommodate our customer’s future expansion.”
About XPO Logistics and XPO Logistics Europe
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 30 countries, with 1,506 locations and approximately 96,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods most efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, and its European headquarters are in Lyon, France. XPO conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe, which trades under the stock symbol XPO on Euronext Paris – Isin FR0000052870.