Brewer Carlsberg Renews UK Contract with XPO Logistics
FSDF member XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a multi-year contract renewal by Carlsberg UK for supply chain logistics in the UK. XPO currently manages over 400 million litres of Carlsberg beer per year with an integrated logistics solution for brewery production, warehousing and distribution.
XPO operates three sites for Carlsberg UK in Northampton, receiving inbound raw materials and positioning them for the production lines; then moving the filled bottles, cans and kegs to storage areas where they undergo quality control before the packaged products are transferred to the distribution centre for onward delivery to Carlsberg UK’s customer base.
Paul Armstrong, VP customer supply chain Carlsberg UK said, “By working with XPO, we have been able to respond quickly to customer demand while ensuring a high level of satisfaction. XPO understands the importance of building loyalty for our brand through seamless logistics and production. We are delighted to extend our partnership in the UK.”
Richard Cawston, managing director, supply chain–Europe, XPO Logistics, said, “Over years of supporting Carlsberg’s sales growth, we’ve developed a robust culture of collaboration for their wholesale, retail and trade channels. We look forward to continuing to ensure widespread access to one of the UK’s favourite beers.”