Action chooses XPO logistics to manage two warehousing sites in France

XPO Logistics has expanded its partnership with international non-food discounter, Action Nederland BV. XPO will manage two key warehousing sites for Action, and become a major supply chain provider for the company in France.

XPO has initiated operations at a new, 45,000 sq m warehouse built by Action in Labastide-Saint-Pierre in the southwest of France. The site has approximately 215 employees, delivers to over 50 stores in southern France and works with over 250 suppliers. In addition, XPO will begin managing an existing site for the company in Moissy Cramayel in the Île-de-France region this month, where nearly 200 colleagues will prepare shipments to over 130 shops in northern France.

Action expects the number of stores served by these two distribution centres to grow significantly in the near future, as the company plans to develop its network. The transport support provided by XPO to Action across France involves approximately 175 trucks, 195 double-deck trailers and 200 drivers.

“We are pleased to collaborate closely with XPO in the French market. Our relationship with XPO strengthens our resources in a key country for us”, said Sander van der Laan, Chief Executive Officer of Action.

Action is a discount chain of primarily household items, with more than 1,000 stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Poland. The company made a strategic decision to consolidate its supply chain operations with XPO in France, its fastest-growing market, to facilitate its expansion and realise efficiencies.

Source: XPO Logistics