XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) at its annual Operational Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The distinction recognizes XPO's commitment to excellence as a logistics operator for Nissan's Sunderland, UK plant in 2016, when over half a million vehicles were manufactured at the facility.
XPO provides transport services for the collection of production parts from Nissan's suppliers in Spain and Portugal, consolidates them at its Bilbao facility in northern Spain, and routes them to Nissan's Sunderland plant via a multimodal solution that combines sea and land transportation.
"Our Sunderland plant requires a strong and reliable supply chain in order to achieve its daily production targets, and we trust XPO to deliver that," said Keith Chambers, production control director at Nissan in Sunderland. "We are confident that XPO's expertise in the automotive sector is best suited for our requirements and supports our program for operational efficiencies."
XPO has more than 35 years' experience in Europe as a transport and logistics provider. The Sunderland plant is part of a broad Nissan network in Europe that XPO supports with tailored solutions, including the inbound intermodal shipment of supplies from Spain and Portugal to the UK, the collection and shipment of spare parts from Spain and Portugal to Nissan's central warehouse in the Netherlands, and the cross-docking and distribution of aftermarket spare parts in Spain, Portugal and the UK.
Luis Gomez, managing director-transport, XPO Logistics Europe, said, "We are proud to receive this award from Nissan for the fourth consecutive year, and value our partnership as a trusted logistics provider of more than 20 years. Our XPO-Nissan teams will continue working together, committed to meeting the demands of production and continuously improving performance."