Under the agreement, XPO Logistics will provide Gower with an estimated 2,000 timed, full-load deliveries to customer distribution centres annually, as well as over 8,000 multi-drop deliveries to more than 150 UK branches. XPO has invested in a dedicated fleet of new tractors and trailers equipped with tracking technology to provide traceability of orders, equipment monitoring and fuel use analysis.
XPO will also lead a cost improvement programme that will identify and deliver day-to-day efficiencies with solutions tailored for Gower’s operations. These include generating backhaul opportunities and optimising the use of fleet by managing complementary traffic flows.
Andy Young, UK logistics director at Nobia, said: “Working with the XPO Logistics team will allow us to focus even more effectively on the manufacturing of quality kitchens– our core competency – while knowing that our products will be in safe hands for reliable delivery. We’re delighted to be in such experienced hands as we continue our dynamic growth.”
Dave Finnie, UK business unit director at XPO Logistics, said: “Nobia came to us as the UK’s leading kitchen specialist with a requirement for supply chain support that will scale up as they deliver on their growth plans. We are committed to helping Nobia reduce cost and improve efficiency to deliver even greater value to their customers.”
XPO Logistics has secured a multi-million pound, long-term agreement with Gower Furniture, a manufacturing unit of Nobia AB. Gower is a leading supplier of kitchens to the UK trade and retail sectors.