XPO Logistics wins B&Q contract

XPO Logistics announced it has been awarded a contract by B&Q for the management of all its UK and Ireland retail and horticulture transport operations. B&Q is a UK-based hardware store and part of the Kingfisher Group, the holding company for a number of European home improvement retailers.

Under the agreement XPO Logistics will take responsibility for the distribution of goods direct to over 300 B&Q stores. To fulfil the contract XPO Logistics plans to utilize a fleet of 220 tractor units and 750 trailers. During the peak season XPO Logistics expect to make up to 3,200 retail and horticulture deliveries per week with over 390 XPO Logistics employees.

The new contract builds on XPO’s existing relationship with the Kingfisher Group in Europe, which includes distribution for DIY retailer Castorama in France, and B&Q’s reverse logistics business in the UK.