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XPO Logistics and plastic pipe systems manufacturer Wavin have renewed and expanded their long term UK partnership.

The deal sees XPO awarded Wavin's inbound raw materials logistics operation in Wilton, Middlesbrough and includes the management of raw materials, in addition to site-to-site transport and end-customer distribution.

XPO began taking inbound receipt of raw materials into its warehouse in Wilton last week, where the materials are debagged, stored and prepared for transport - which are all new services provided by XPO under the expanded agreement.

From there, XPO deploys dedicated road fleet and drivers to transfer the materials to Wavin’s production site in Chippenham as needed.

XPO also provides the outbound transport of finished pipe from Wavin plants in Chippenham and Doncaster to destinations throughout the UK. The logistics giant also arranges the transport and clearance of raw materials into the UK from Europe, Mexico and the US.

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Dan Page, Wavin transport manager for the UK and Ireland, said, “Our decision to consolidate end-to-end supply chain management with one of our most trusted partners is already improving efficiency and visibility. XPO’s commitment to our collaboration ensures that we will have all the support we need for years to come.”

Products destined for Scotland travel from the Chippenham plant via XPO’s innovative rail-road combination. XPO said this multimodal solution can "significantly" lower both C02 emissions and NOx particles per trip.

The process is managed from end to end by XPO’s technology platform, which integrates all of the company’s transport services for Wavin, including dedicated truckload, less-than-truckload, and a bespoke parcel delivery service.

Dan Myers, XPO’s managing director for the UK and Ireland, said: “The expansion of our valued partnership is evidence of the joint efforts of the combined team and leverages the breadth of our service offering and end-to-end supply chain capability.”

XPO landed its first contract with Wavin in July 2018 when it signed a deal to manage its UK transport operations.