XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has renewed its supply chain contract with Maxxium UK – one of the UK’s leading spirits companies. Maxxium’s prestigious portfolio includes some of the world’s best-known brands, including The Famous Grouse and The Macallan Scotch whiskies, Jim Beam bourbon and Courvoisier cognac.
XPO is responsible for all of Maxxium’s UK storage at its 125,000 square foot logistics facility in Mossend, Scotland, an approved customs warehouse under HM Revenue and Customs rules. In addition, the agreement covers contract packing of products for distribution to customers, including major retailers. Transport is managed by XPO in partnership with regional transport providers to optimise costs and customer service.
“Having worked with XPO for a number of years, we are confident in the team’s ability to manage the storage and distribution of our brands,” said Gary Thomson, Maxxium business services director. “XPO’s flexible warehousing and distribution solution in Mossend has enabled us to optimise our stock holding during times of peak demand. This supports our drive to deliver superior service and excellent execution across our supply chain, placing the customer at the heart of what we do.”
Further flexibility is provided by XPO through a satellite model, with strategically located warehouses providing additional capacity at peak times.
“Maxxium has been an important customer of ours since 1999 and we’re pleased to continue to support their growth,” said Peter Fuller, XPO business unit director. “The expertise of our dedicated Mossend team is particularly evident during the three months a year when Maxxium realises 50 percent of sales. XPO is proud to provide a class-leading solution for Maxxium and their customers.”