XPO Logistics Awarded Contract for Safety Specialist Arco’s UK Distribution
FSDF member XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a national distribution contract by Arco Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of safety equipment, workwear, gloves and maintenance supplies to the manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, food production and public sectors.
Arco has been growing rapidly and recently invested £4 million in its 27,000 square metre national distribution centre in Hull, where the company is based. XPO will manage the movement of up to 60,000 pallets a year for Arco from Hull to 11 strategically placed regional hubs and onwards to customers through its own distribution network.
“The scale of XPO enables us to be flexible across the UK, while their technological know-how provides invaluable on-site scanning, consignment management and tracking, direct order entry and resource optimisation tools,” said Arco’s Neil Griffiths, divisional director, logistics. “As we continue to grow, we know that XPO will be there with us, helping to ensure our customers receive the vital safety equipment they need to run their operations.”
Arron Kendall, commercial director, XPO Logistics, said: “Our distribution solutions for Arco will help them shape their growth ambitions and deliver superior customer service. We are proud to support them in achieving both objectives. Our fully integrated shared user network and extensive experience add significant value in the form of enhanced productivity, quality and cost-effectiveness.”