Nissan Recognizes XPO Logistics for Excellence at Operational Logistics Awards for Fourth Consecutive Year
SANTANDER, SPAIN - October 25, 2017 - XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) at its annual Operational Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The distinction recognizes XPO's commitment to excellence as a logistics operator for Nissan's Sunderland, UK plant in 2016, when over half a million vehicles were manufactured at the facility.
XPO provides transport services for the collection of production parts from Nissan's suppliers in Spain and Portugal, consolidates them at its Bilbao facility in northern Spain, and routes them to Nissan's Sunderland plant via a multimodal solution that combines sea and land transportation.
"Our Sunderland plant requires a strong and reliable supply chain in order to achieve its daily production targets, and we trust XPO to deliver that," said Keith Chambers, production control director at Nissan in Sunderland. "We are confident that XPO's expertise in the automotive sector is best suited for our requirements and supports our program for operational efficiencies."
XPO has more than 35 years' experience in Europe as a transport and logistics provider. The Sunderland plant is part of a broad Nissan network in Europe that XPO supports with tailored solutions, including the inbound intermodal shipment of supplies from Spain and Portugal to the UK, the collection and shipment of spare parts from Spain and Portugal to Nissan's central warehouse in the Netherlands, and the cross-docking and distribution of aftermarket spare parts in Spain, Portugal and the UK.
Luis Gomez, managing director-transport, XPO Logistics Europe, said, "We are proud to receive this award from Nissan for the fourth consecutive year, and value our partnership as a trusted logistics provider of more than 20 years. Our XPO-Nissan teams will continue working together, committed to meeting the demands of production and continuously improving performance."
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 31 countries, with over 90,000 employees and 1,435 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO's European headquarters is in Lyon, France and its corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA. www.xpo.com.
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