Crick logistics firm agrees last-mile delivery deal

A logistics company has created a distribution hub in Crick for a national heating and ventilation specialist.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 2:38 pm
XPO Logistics at work.

XPO Logistics has set up a UK distribution solution for Samsung Climate Solutions to handle the so-called last mile deliveries of its products.

The hub holds Samsung’s entire UK stock of air conditioning units and is located within next-day delivery range of 95 per cent of its UK consumers.

XPO is managing last mile distribution for Samsung from 10 regional hubs by utilising a fleet of 18-tonne, tail-lift trucks and sophisticated tracking technology.

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Steve Fleming, head of air conditioning in the UK and Ireland for Samsung, 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 in UK and Ireland for XPO Logistics, said, “The strong collaboration between Samsung and XPO has been a game-changer for Samsung’s supply chain in the UK.

“Drawing on our sector expertise, the team transitioned to the new transport solution and a 60 per cent increase in warehouse capacity in 12 days.

“Every component of this solution has the flexibility to accommodate our customer’s future expansion.”