XPO, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has announced a major expansion of its Villeneuve-lès-Bouloc distribution centre by more than 1,800 m2. The total surface area of the site near Toulouse will now be 5,600 m2 with 77 docks, accommodating up to 770 daily deliveries. The site distributes palletized and less-than-truckload (LTL) loads in the Ariège (09), Aude (11), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Hautes-Pyrénées (65), Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Tarn (81) and Tarn-et-Garonne (82) departments, for companies in the retail, automotive, industrial and chemical sectors, among others.
Frédéric Aziron, XPO’s director, less-than-truckload and last mile – France, said: "We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Villeneuve-lès-Bouloc site, which is strategically located at the heart of the largest industrial zone north of Toulouse. This investment increases our capacity to manage growing volumes and meet the needs of our new customers, as well as those who have trusted us for years and whose growth we are supporting. Additionally, we have taken advantage of this expansion to adapt our processes to further improve the fluidity of freight flows through the larger facility, with input from our team.”
Other highlights of the Villeneuve-lès-Bouloc hub include:
· More than 78 trained employees, including 38 professional drivers, 20 dock workers, supervisors and a sales team.
· An inclusive workplace that encourages employees in the continuous improvement of operations and where safety is at the forefront.
· 100% energy-efficient LED lighting, with photovoltaic panels covering the roof of the extension.
· Wheel lock systems installed at all docks to safely secure vehicles in place.
XPO is the largest provider of LTL transport in France, serving 4,500 customers with national coverage and making approximately four million deliveries per year. The company's LTL network consists of 30 integrated sites and includes more than 137,000 m2 of facility space, including nearly 120,000 m2 of docks. Professional drivers perform approximately 600 nighttime hauls and make more than 1,200 rounds per day in France.
XPO (NYSE: XPO) is one of the largest providers of asset-based less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation in North America, with proprietary technology that moves goods efficiently through its network. Together with its business in Europe, XPO serves approximately 43,000 shippers with 564 locations and 38,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., USA. Visit xpo.com and europe.xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.