XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, and NAOS, a major international skin care company, are celebrating a milestone year of collaboration for their partnership in France. French company NAOS is well known for its BIODERMA, Institut Esthederm and Etat Pur skincare brands, and produces its products at NAOS Les Laboratoires in Aix-en-Provence.
NAOS and XPO began working together in 2021 when NAOS decided to change the location of its main French warehouse in order to support the sustainable growth of its business better. NAOS sought a reliable and agile logistics partner willing to create a tailor-made solution to transport products between the factory and the central warehouse. XPO customized a solution to meet growing volumes and deliver the service quality, visibility and cost control NAOS required.
Importantly, the two companies share the same values, including a commitment to continually improve distribution efficiency and innovation.
NAOS manufactures about 600,000 product units a day in France, and XPO runs about 13 shuttles daily to ensure a reliable supply of inventories to the NAOS central warehouse. In the first year of partnership, XPO supported NAOS by:
- Completing 2,300 shuttle runs with a dedicated fleet
- Transporting 57,000 pallets
- Covering 320,000 km
Following their successful trial in France, the partnership between XPO and NAOS has been extended to include international transport for distribution channels to several European countries.
Joanny Girard, logistics director, NAOS, said: "We are delighted with this first year of collaboration with XPO Logistics. Their teams listen to us and satisfy our expectations for a fully managed, end-to-end service offering. XPO has brought ease and reliability to our outbound flow. They are a partner we can count on for the long term.”
Bruno Kloeckner, managing director, XPO Logistics - France, added: "We are delighted to support NAOS, a committed, innovative and pioneering company in the skincare field. Our tailored solutions mobilize our resources in the most efficient way possible to support NAOS's strong growth and market ambitions."
The NAOS brands — BIODERMA, Institut Esthederm and Etat Pur — utilise a unique common approach: ecobiology. A combination of biology and skin ecology, ecobiology considers the skin as an ecosystem in permanent interaction with its environment. Present today in more than 100 countries, NAOS has chosen a single design and manufacturing site, NAOS Les Laboratoires, in Aix-en-Provence (France), in order to control the quality and unique design of its products.