XPO Logistics expands last mile delivery service to Europe
XPO Logistics is expanding its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe.
The new markets include the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France.
In a statement issued yesterday (15 February), XPO said that it expects to manage more than 750,000 last mile deliveries from retailers and e-commerce companies in Europe this year.
Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said: “Our last mile expansion to Europe is being driven by customer demand, primarily related to e-commerce. Consumers are buying more large items online, including furniture and appliances. These are home deliveries that often require white glove services, such as assembly, installation and testing. We’ll leverage our proprietary technology and successful business model that have made us a last mile leader in North America.”
Luis Gomez, managing director of transport, XPO Logistics Europe, explained why the company has made the move: “Today, the market is very fragmented with small-scale regional players. XPO has the scale and experience to look across Europe and give customers results-driven performance as they grow with the boom in e-commerce.”
XPO is the is the largest last mile logistics provider for heavy goods in North America, facilitating around 13m deliveries a year. As previously reported, XPO has announced plans to open 30 new last mile hubs in North America by the end of 2018 for a total of 85 hubs in the United States.