XPO Logistics has been awarded a long-term contract with leading educational toys creator VTech for its storage and warehousing requirements in the UK.
The agreement expands XPO Logistics' longstanding support of VTech operations in Europe. Since 1980, VTech has developed high-quality educational products that enrich children's development through "smart play." VTech innovations include award-winning products such as the InnoTab tablet, Toot-Toot Driver play set, and Kidizoom handheld devices.
XPO Logistics has developed a flexible warehousing solution to fulfil a growing number of VTech customer orders in the UK. The operation will be strategically based at XPO Logistics' West Hallam shared user facility in Derbyshire.
At peak, the site will accommodate secure storage of over 10,000 pallets of VTech products. A bespoke warehouse management system will receive orders electronically to ensure that they are picked and prepared for despatch in line with VTech's requirements. XPO Logistics will also manage a reverse logistics operation at the facility.
Paul Holding, operations director for VTech, said: "We are delighted to be working with XPO Logistics at this exciting time in our growth. The West Hallam facility's proximity to major parcel and pallet network hubs will bring greater efficiency to our customer service infrastructure and allow for later cut-off times for orders.
"In addition to these immediate benefits, XPO Logistics has the ability to adapt quickly to our changing storage requirements, and can readily accommodate volume growth."