25 October 2023
Samsung Climate Solutions is extending and expanding its logistics partnership with XPO.
As part of the agreement, XPO is providing an integrated supply chain solution utilising its new shared user warehouse in Leicester and its in-house pallet network for nationwide distribution.
Samsung's storage requirements are said to have increased by 150% in the last three years due to business growth, with the XPO site in Leicester providing a consolidated storage solution for air conditioning units and heat pumps. It now has four-times the inbound-outbound capacity of the company’s previous locations, with 95% of stock received directly from the factories and 5% as a top-up from the European Union.
Steve Fleming, Head of Climate Solutions UK & Ireland at Samsung, said: “We are thrilled with the Leicester warehouse solution in partnership with XPO Logistics. It allows us to continue to grow our business in both the air conditioning and heat pump market across the UK. Our team has grown from 19 when I joined in 2019 to 67 by the end of this year. We want to provide the best end-to-end customer service possible to match our ambitious growth plan.”
Dan Myers, Managing Director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “Samsung is an industry leader in the field of climate solutions, their passion and drive to innovate are our shared values and we look forward to working together in partnership to support their business’ continued development through the energy transformation the country has embarked upon.”