XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, has expanded its partnership with Getinge, one of the world’s largest providers of products and systems for healthcare and life sciences. Under the new contract provisions, XPO will provide warehousing and transport services for Getinge’s Infection Control business unit, with distribution from the Netherlands to the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
XPO is already providing end-to-end supply chain solutions for eight other Getinge business units from XPO’s distribution hub in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. Services for the Infection Control unit, which will move to Eindhoven, include the management of ambient and temperature-controlled goods, spare parts and detergents for surgical equipment in EMEA medical facilities.
Tom Hawkins, Senior Director Logistics Europe, Middle East & Africa at Getinge Logistics, said, “Our relationship with XPO is extremely productive, due in large part to their commitment to innovation. XPO’s team works closely with us to develop solutions that improve the efficiency of our supply chains at all levels. We look forward to our expanded collaboration.”
Mauro Ungheretti, XPO Logistics managing director, supply chain – Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, said, “We thank Getinge for their trust in XPO and for extending our relationship. Our team is proud to provide a high level of service to Getinge’s critical healthcare and life sciences channels with an integrated logistics and transport solution.”