XPO Logistics has won a multi-million pound contract with Kingspan Insulation Limited, a market-leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems.
Kingspan Insulation is a division of Kingspan Group plc, one of Europe’s fastest growing building materials manufacturers, with operations throughout Europe, North America and Australasia.
Kingspan Insulation has a vast product range, including OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm® insulation and high performance rigid Therma® insulation. The extensive range of products is suitable for a variety of building applications.
Operating from Kingspan’s three UK manufacturing centres at Pembridge in Herefordshire, Selby in North Yorkshire, and Basildon in Essex, XPO Logistics will make dedicated product deliveries to companies in the construction sector and to other end-users throughout the UK.
To support this collaboration, XPO Logistics is utilising its shared-user national network and has invested in a new delivery fleet, including vehicle-mounted forklift trucks. Drivers will use state-of-the-art, in-cab technology to provide full track and trace with a sign-on-glass system for real-time proof of delivery.
Neil Palfreeman, logistics manager – UK and Ireland, for Kingspan Insulation, said: “Following a review of our operations, we have chosen XPO Logistics for our UK distribution needs. XPO has clearly demonstrated it has the expertise and innovation we’re looking for to provide a cost effective transport solution and improvement strategy throughout the division.”
Richard Cawston, managing director, Supply Chain – UK and Ireland, for XPO Logistics, commented: “We are delighted to have been entrusted with delivering distribution service enhancements for Kingspan Insulation. By combining a dedicated delivery operation and our nationwide logistics platform, we have created a flexible, future-proofed solution.”