GXO Logistics has extended its partnership with French domestic appliance manufacturer Groupe SEB in a deal which will also see it offer additional warehouse space in the UK.
Groupe SEB’s appliances and cookware are sold through multi-format retailing in more than 150 countries.
Gavin Williams, GXO UK and Ireland MD, said: “We’re excited to extend our longstanding partnership with Groupe SEB as they continue to grow their business.
“With our commitment to continuous improvement, we’re helping Groupe SEB’s omnichannel business provide an outstanding customer experience in the UK and Ireland with our custom end-to-end supply chain solutions.
“We’ve successfully deployed a proprietary warehouse management system, and in 2023 GXO will implement additional automation and technology options — including autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), wearable scanners and printers and a boom conveyor belt — that will enable multistore picking, reducing in-aisle travel for retail by up to 50% and further improving pick accuracy.”
GXO uses the 220,000sq ft space in West Hallam, which is dedicated to Groupe SEB, to receive and store the company’s products from Asia and Europe.
GXO also processes, picks and ships orders for the company, handling up to 6,500 items per day and generating significant cost savings as well as providing the ability to quickly scale operations to support Groupe SEB’s growth.
GXO’s partnership with Groupe SEB started in 2008 with the stockholding of up to 12,000 pallets per week.
It currently provides stockholding across five locations to support peak stockholding levels required by Groupe SEB.
GXO said that over the past year, its stock accuracy has enabled the elimination of the annual stock count, reducing inventory management costs and the operational impact.
GXO has also helped Groupe SEB combine products from 11 storage locations into a single site solution.
Martine Perkins, Groupe SEB UK warehouse and distribution manager, said: “We are happy to extend our contract with GXO because they are helping us to optimize and grow our business through the use of smart technology and automation.
GXO is focused on achieving continuous improvement by creating a seamless service, offering significant efficiencies and superior supply chain support for the annual growth we’re projecting.”