Aldi picks XPO to handle reverse logistics

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XPO Logistics has won a multi-million pound reverse logistics and maintenance contract with supermarket retailer Aldi. The logistics company will wash and repair reusable transit packaging from the supermarket chain’s UK stores.

XPO“With its expertise in managing a wide range of returnable transit packaging, and its extensive tray wash service capabilities, XPO Logistics more than meets our requirements for a high quality, reliable solution,” said Danny Gibson, corporate logistics director at Aldi.

“The strategic location of XPO Logistics centres throughout the UK will enable us to achieve greater cost efficiencies and further reduce our road miles to improve our environmental footprint.”

In a cooperative arrangement with other XPO customers, around 22 million Aldi plastic crates will be processed every year via the company’s tray wash centres. The contract will be serviced by XPO Logistics regional facilities in Falkirk, Rochdale, Doncaster, Bristol and Dagenham.

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