XPO Logistics signs contract with beer manufacturer

XPO Logistics has signed a contract with craft beer pioneer BrewDog, one of the UK’s fastest-growing food and drinks companies. XPO will provide temperature-controlled warehousing for BrewDog’s stockholding of craft beer at a multi-user, 125,000 sq ft facility in Mossend, Scotland.

Stephen McCrindle, customer service and logistics manager at BrewDog, said, “The team is bringing freshly filled bottles, cans and kegs from our production site to the facility in Mossend, where each batch is carefully chilled to a steady 8°C and then assembled for onward distribution to BrewDog customers and our own chain of over 50 pubs across Europe.”

XPO has introduced a system interface between its enterprise software and BrewDog’s, aimed at improving stock visibility of kegs, cans, bottles and coasters, order processing speed and accuracy within the supply chain.

Peter Fuller, XPO Logistics business unit director, said: “The growth trajectory of BrewDog has been phenomenal. The business previously operated on a ‘make it and sell it’ model using its own shared storage and production facilities, but it has now far outgrown these. We’re providing BrewDog with the sophisticated storage and supply chain facilities that a fast-growing company of this size needs.”

Source: XPO Logistics