XPO partners with Hanson UK to transform distribution to builders’ merchants

XPO, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has entered into a multi-year partnership with Hanson UK to distribute packed cement and cementitious materials to the UK builders’ merchants. Hanson is part of Heidelberg Materials, a global market leader and one of the largest suppliers of low carbon heavy building materials to the construction industry.  
Under the new contract, XPO has developed an optimised, digitally managed transport network to manage more than 30,000 deliveries annually from Hanson’s facilities in Warwickshire, East Midlands, North Wales and Lancashire. XPO’s proprietary technology will provide Hanson with enhanced delivery visibility, improved health and safety compliance, and bespoke KPI digital dashboards. 
Gareth Price, technical director, Hanson Cement, said, “XPO is the ideal partner to enhance the reliability and sustainability of our transport operations in the UK. Working together, we are completing a phased implementation of the new distribution model. XPO’s ability to leverage data for continuous improvement will support our growth and help to move us towards our goal for net zero carbon operations by 2050.”  
Dan Myers, XPO’s managing director – UK and Ireland, said: “Our collaboration with Hanson already feels like a long-established relationship between two trusted partners. From the first day of working together, the combined team have committed to a seamless implementation, and I thank them for their efforts. Together, we are implementing a market-leading platform to serve Hanson’s customers and support their success.” 
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