XPO Logistics wins new UK logistics contract from VTech

XPO Logistics has announced it has been awarded a long-term contract with educational toys creator VTech for its storage and warehousing requirements in the UK.

The agreement expands on XPO Logistics’ existing relationship with VTech regarding its operations in Europe.

According to the announcement, XPO Logistics has developed a flexible warehousing solution to fulfil a growing number of VTech customer orders in the UK. The operation is expected to be strategically based at XPO Logistics’ West Hallam shared user facility in Derbyshire.

At peak, the site is planned to accommodate secure storage of over 10,000 pallets of VTech products. A bespoke warehouse management system is expected to receive orders electronically to ensure that they are picked and prepared for despatch in line with VTech’s requirements.

XPO Logistics is also expected to manage a reverse logistics operation at the facility. Paul Holding, operations director for VTech, said, “We are delighted to be working with XPO Logistics at this exciting time in our growth. The West Hallam facility’s proximity to major parcel and pallet network hubs will bring greater efficiency to our customer service infrastructure and allow for later cut-off times for orders. “In addition to these immediate benefits, XPO Logistics has the ability to adapt quickly to our changing storage requirements, and can readily accommodate volume growth.”

Source: XPO Logistics