XPO Logistics, one of the world’s biggest logistics providers, has announced the extension of its partnership with international building materials manufacturer Etex. As part of the collaboration, XPO will continue to distribute Etex products throughout the UK.
The new multi-year contract renewal in the UK will see XPO using a dedicated fleet that delivers a wide variety of materials to builders’ merchants and building sites from Etex manufacturing plants in Bristol and Ferrybridge, and support distribution centres in Basildon and Grangemouth. XPO already distributes several hundred thousand tonnes of products for the manufacturer each year, using a digitally managed network, which was deployed by the logistics giant in 2020.
“The expansion of our partnership with Etex will leverage the substantial value we created together over the first contract phase. I want to thank the Etex and XPO joint operational team for the strong results they have delivered. We look forward to supporting Etex in the next phase of our relationship,” commented Dan Myers, XPO Logistics managing director of transport for the UK and Ireland.
XPO will remain the sole providers for transport and on-site logistics management for Etex, while also working towards higher distribution volumes. Etex plans significant investment in the Bristol site, which will see an increase in production and warehousing capacity to support the company’s expansion in the UK market.
“Our experience with XPO leaves no doubt they are committed to operational excellence. We realise top-tier performance metrics throughout the distribution process, from XPO’s storage and fulfilment management to their transport tracking and safety record. Our customers are the beneficiaries of this partnership,” said Paul Noble, Etex Regional Operations Manager for North Europe.
The two companies also partner directly in France and Spain on international flows and operate a transport control tower in France for Siniat, a division of Etex Building Performance.