XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has expanded its partnership with Macron, a leading Italian sporting apparel company. Starting in January, XPO will manage all of Macron’s logistics activities, including e-fulfillment, at Macron’s new global distribution center near their headquarters in Bologna (Italy).
XPO has been managing Macron’s textile logistics for more than a decade. Under the 2020 contract expansion, Macron will centralize all logistics activities at one facility to maintain consistently high levels of service and efficiency. Macron has entrusted XPO to manage its sports accessories in addition to the textile products covered by past contracts.
Macron and XPO have implemented new technologies as part of their commitment to continuously improve supply chain processes. Innovations include a new packaging system that can triple the parcels processed per hour compared with prior systems, forklifts with lithium batteries, and QR codes for transport documentation to reduce paper waste and optimize deliveries.
Gianluca Pavanello, CEO, Macron, said, “XPO has been instrumental to our growth over the past decade, due in large part to their problem-solving mentality and multinational scale. The XPO team works with us to develop innovative solutions that improve the efficiency of our supply chain.”
Ube Gaspari, managing director, supply chain – Italy, XPO Logistics, said, “We’re very proud of our partnership with Macron and we look forward to our larger role in their retail and e-commerce fulfillment. We’ll continue to use our global expertise to support Macron’s expansion across all channels.