XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, and Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, have today announced that their flagship distribution centre and technology hub in the UK has completed its phased opening to full operations. XPO and Nestlé began collaborating on the design and construction of the Digital Distribution Warehouse of the Future in 2018A XPO tem vindo a expandir as suas operações no centro desde meados de 2020, aplicando a sua experiência global com a COVID-19 e
The 638,000-square-foot facility at the Segro East Midlands Gateway in Leicestershire includes advanced solutions customised by Swisslog and integrated with XPO’s digital warehouse ecosystem. The operations use sophisticated robotics, automated sorting systems and XPO’s intelligent analytics to deliver fast, efficient distribution of Nestlé products, including KitKat, Maggi and Nescafé.
s. Os processos são projectados para dar vazão ao maior volume de produtos de todos osarmazéns da rede global da Nestlé. Serão manipulados produtos provenientes de 11 centros de produção da Nestlé no Reino Unido, além dos importados de vários mercados em todo o mundo. Juntamente com a entrega de grandes volumes de produtos de distribuição a retalho associados às gamas de alimentos, laticínios, nutrição, bebidas e confeitaria da Nestlé, o centro gere também encomendas de e-commerce da marca Nespresso, uma solução de retalho para a Nespresso Boutiques bem como embalagens de valor acrescentado para uma vasta gama de produtos alimentares Nestlé.. The processes are designed to accommodate the highest throughput of any warehouse in Nestlé’s global network. It will handle goods produced by 11 Nestlé UK manufacturing sites alongside those imported from several markets worldwide.
In addition to delivering the high volume of retail products associated with Nestlé’s food, dairy, nutrition, beverage, and confectionery ranges, the site also manages e-commerce fulfilment for the Nespresso brand, a retail solution for Nespresso Boutique stores, and value-added co-packing for a wide range of Nestlé food products.
Sustainability was a core consideration in the design and location of the building. The site is on a railhead, and Nestlé will be dispatching exports and deliveries into the London area via rail. A liquified gas refuelling station is currently being developed at the site to enable Nestlé to operate energy-efficient gas trucks instead of diesel.
Andrew Shaw, supply chain director, Nestlé UK and Ireland, said: “I’d like to offer a huge thank you to the many people at Nestlé and XPO who have worked so hard to bring our vision to life in this magnificent facility. Our digital distribution warehouse is an important step forward for our business and our customers. We can now be faster, more responsive, and more agile in how we supply our products under all conditions, and we can provide a bespoke, personalised service to our customers.”
Shaw added: “This truly is a digital warehouse of the future, with advanced technology that will give Nestlé the flexibility to meet customer and consumer requirements for many years to come.”
O novo centro de distribuição situa-se no Parque Logístico Sergo East Midlands Gateway para aproveitar o acesso directo à autoestrada M1 e ao Aeroporto de East Midlands, bem como ao terminal de carga ferroviária que liga aos grandes portos britânicos de Southampton, Felixstowe e London Gateway e ao Túnel do Canal da Mancha.
“We’re delighted to launch this milestone facility officially,” said Malcolm Wilson, XPO’s chief executive officer – Europe. “Nestlé and Swisslog are trusted strategic partners of XPO, and they believe, as we do, that the best way to deliver excellence in the present is to maintain a strong focus on the future. We’re pushing the boundaries of supply chain thinking and disrupting the industry in the most positive sense.”
The new distribution centre is located in the Sergo East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park to take advantage of direct access to the M1 motorway and East Midlands Airport, as well as the onsite rail freight terminal that connects with the major UK ports of Southampton, Felixstowe, and London Gateway, and the Channel Tunnel.