XPO Logistics: ‘Collaboration with Samsung is a game-changer’

XPO Logistics has revealed details of new UK distribution services it deployed in just 12 days for Samsung SDS on behalf of Samsung Climate Solutions.

The multi-service offering for the manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies integrates XPO’s last mile transport, warehousing and customs clearance services.

Samsung’s entire UK stock of air conditioning units is stored at XPO’s warehouse in Crick, Northamptonshire, with XPO providing Samsung and its customers with real-time notification and delivery scheduling on XPO’s Trax app.

XPO is also managing last mile distribution for Samsung from 10 regional hubs through its fleet of 18-ton, tail-lift trucks alongside the tracking technology.

Steve Fleming, head of air conditioning – UK and Ireland, Samsung Electronics, said, “We have an industry-leading product range known for excellence, so it’s important that we offer a first-class delivery experience. With XPO as our partner, we can give our customers greater convenience and peace of mind with a next-day option, digital communications and electronic proof of delivery.”

Dan Myers, managing director, transport – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “The strong collaboration between Samsung and XPO has been a game-changer for Samsung’s HVAC supply chain in the UK.

“Drawing on our sector expertise, the team transitioned to the new transport solution and a 60% increase in warehouse capacity in 12 days. Every component of this solution has the flexibility to accommodate our customer’s future expansion.”

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