XPO Logistics has won a contract with VWR International, a worldwide supplier of products, services and solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare sectors for over 165 years.
XPO will manage distribution of VWR’s products to over 9,000 facilities across the UK, collecting an estimated 2,500 cases per day from the customer service centre in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
More specifically, XPO will handle hazardous and temperature-sensitive substances, delivered primarily to hospitals, universities and laboratories. 25 trucks will operate through six hubs to handle next-day and timed deliveries, with additional capacity available through XPO’s night deliveries network. XPO staff will manage the distribution process on site at Lutterworth, which stocks approximately 40,000 product lines.
XPO and VWR have jointly developed training programmes for staff involved in the handling of sensitive products, and XPO has drawn on its technological expertise to tailor tracking and reporting software for VWR. All systems and sites are in full compliance with ADR requirements.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Source: XPO Logistics
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