GXO Logistics has extended its partnership with Heineken which sees it continue to operate the brewing giant's warehouse, distribution and secondary transport network to retail and wholesale outlets across the UK and to Heineken’s entire UK pub estate.

Under the deal GXO will manage more than 500,000 deliveries per year to more than 8,000 customers from point of production to retail and wholesale delivery.

GXO’s operations network for Heineken includes four regional distribution centres, 18 local delivery platforms and transit depots, a fleet of over 400 vehicles and more than 1,500 staff.

GXO said it has also shortened transit times and lowered CO2 emissions for the network through enhanced delivery schedules and investments in "cutting-edge" technology

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Richard Cawston, GXO president, Europe, said: "We are pleased to continue our partnership with Heineken and look forward to a bright future together.

“Over the past two years, we’ve made significant progress transforming our operations and delivery network to make it simpler, stronger, more efficient and more sustainable.

"Together, we will continue to invest to enhance efficiency and service to support Heineken’s expected growth. It’s a great partnership for us, our team members and the pub industry in the U.K.”

Boudewijn Haarsma, Heineken UK managing director, added: "We’ve worked closely with an experienced partner in GXO on developing a multi-year investment and transformation program to ensure the network is fit for future.

“Our joint plan, which focuses on investing into modernizing the network, underpins our service to customers and our commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability.”