LYON, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 7, 2018 – XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has initiated operations at a new hub near Blois (41) dedicated to animal nutrition leader Affinity Petcare. The site centralizes Affinity’s logistics activities near its production plant in La Chapelle Vendomoise, with capacity to support the company’s development throughout France.
XPO has been a supply chain partner of Affinity in France for the last 15 years, managing logistics for raw materials, product preparation and delivery of cat and dog food. The new site will use an advanced sensor system to help employees manage over 364,000 packages and 500,000 pallets per year. Traceability and product quality are strictly controlled to ensure compliance with Affinity’s high standards.
Catherine Girault, supply chain manager, North Europe, Affinity Petcare, said, “Having all our logistics operations managed at one site will enable us to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our supply chain. We know we can count on XPO as a trustworthy partner to support us in this next step of our development in France.”
Bernard Wehbe, managing director-supply chain, France and Switzerland for XPO Logistics Europe, said, “We thank Affinity for entrusting us with this important collaboration. The consolidation of logistics activities near Blois will provide economies of scale and accommodate peak volumes more easily. Our employees are using new technology to deliver world-class results.”
About XPO Logistics and XPO Logistics Europe
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 32 countries, with 1,529 locations and more than 98,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods most efficiently throughout their supply chains.
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, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870. europe.xpo.com
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