During the ceremony, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over the keys to the 2,500th Renault Trucks Euro 6 vehicle of the XPO Logistics Europe fleet to Luis Angel Gomez, XPO Logistics’ Managing Director, Transport Solutions–Europe.
The new two-year contract demonstrates the strong relationship between the two companies, which dates back to 1979, and their continued commitment to French manufacturing expertise.
Designed and manufactured in France since 1894, Renault Truck vehicles carry the “Guaranteed French Origin” label, a certification that promotes the expertise of its production sites located in Blainville-sur-Orne (Calvados), Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain) and Lyon (Rhône). Renault Trucks vehicles are the only trucks to carry this official certification, awarded by the association ProFrance. The label was recently renewed until 2020.
XPO Logistics, one of the ten largest global providers of transport and logistics services, has long been committed to investing in trucks made in France, regularly renewing its fleet in order to provide its drivers and customers with high-performance, efficient and reliable work tools that meet the highest environmental standards.
As Luis Angel Gomez, Managing Director, Transport Solutions–Europe at XPO Logistics, explained, “The renewing of our longstanding collaboration with Renault Trucks is further proof of our desire to continue investing in a “Guaranteed French Origin” fleet over the forthcoming years.”
Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, emphasised, “Delivery of this 2,500th Renault Trucks Euro 6 truck and the signing of this two-year contract demonstrate the confidence XPO Logistics has in our brand and the quality of French products. Our desire is to support XPO in its growth, supplying it with high-performance transport solutions that meet the demands of its customers and operations.”
The 2,500 Renault Trucks Euro 6 trucks in service in XPO Logistics’ fleet are from the distribution and long-distance D and T ranges, and are used for regional, national and international transport.
About XPO Logistics, Inc. and XPO Logistics Europe SA
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 34 countries, with over 89,000 employees and 1,431 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service.
XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. The company conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe SA, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870. www.xpo.com