XPO Logistics Awarded Logistics Company of the Year in Italy for Innovation and Safety
MILAN, ITALY - October 20, 2017 - XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been named Logistics Company of the Year by Assologistica, the premier association for third-party logistics providers in Italy, its training branch Assologistica Cultura e Formazione, and Euromerci magazine. XPO's winning entry was an innovative forklift fleet management project implemented at its Pontenure warehouse.
The Pontenure goals were to streamline the operation of 100 forklifts serving the 90,000-square-meter warehouse and increase the safety performance of over 300 forklift operators. In the 12 months following XPO's introduction of remote fleet management, the solution has improved accident prevention, productivity and job quality, and reduced CO2 emissions.
XPO utilizes technology that captures data on forklift hours of use, recharging, transit times and lifting. In addition, the software determines optimal scheduling and tracks safety-related incidents, with automatic alerts sent to supervisors in the event of a collision. The implementation of a smart charging system has extended battery life and minimized disruptions to operations.
Richard Cawston, managing director-supply chain, XPO Logistics Europe, said, "We're proud that our Italian team's advanced forklift management solution has been recognized for innovation and safety. We'll continue to deliver superior value to our customers with cutting-edge solutions for supply chain operations."
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 31 countries, with over 90,000 employees and 1,435 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO's European headquarters is in Lyon, France and its corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA. www.xpo.com.
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