XPO has secured a multi-million pound, long-term contract with global domestic appliances and cookware giant Groupe SEB.
Under the terms of the deal, XPO Logistics will relocate Groupe SEB’s UK warehousing operation to a shared user facility it operates in Derby. This has the capacity and flexibility to accommodate peak activity, during which stockholding doubles. The facility will receive loads daily, primarily from France and China.
The agreement covers product storage, picking and reworking. It also includes deliveries by XPO Logistics Transport Solutions to high street retail chains and Groupe SEB’s own Home & Cook stores. It will also manage individual consumer orders received via Groupe SEB’s online store. Around half of the stock keeping units stored at the warehouse also require value-added services prior to dispatch. These activities include decanting from outer pack to retail pack, adding sample coffee packs and applying customer-specific bar labels.
XPO’s existing collaboration with Groupe SEB extends to the provision of domestic road transport services in France for over 15 years. It has also performed distribution transport solutions in Spain and Portugal since 2015 and transport services at the broader European level.
Source: XPO Logistics