Affinity Petcare and XPO Logistics Centralize Supply Chain Activities at a New French Hub Near Blois (41)
Lyon, France | November 8, 2018
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has initiated operations at a new hub near Blois (41) dedicated to animal nutrition leader Affinity Petcare. The site centralizes Affinity’s logistics activities near its production plant in La Chapelle Vendomoise, with capacity to support the company’s development throughout France.
XPO has been a supply chain partner of Affinity in France for the last 15 years, managing logistics for raw materials, product preparation and delivery of cat and dog food. The new site will use an advanced sensor system to help employees manage over 364,000 packages and 500,000 pallets per year. Traceability and product quality are strictly controlled to ensure compliance with Affinity’s high standards.
Catherine Girault, supply chain manager, North Europe, Affinity Petcare, said, “Having all our logistics operations managed at one site will enable us to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our supply chain. We know we can count on XPO as a trustworthy partner to support us in this next step of our development in France.”
Bernard Wehbe, managing director-supply chain, France and Switzerland for XPO Logistics Europe, said, “We thank Affinity for entrusting us with this important collaboration. The consolidation of logistics activities near Blois will provide economies of scale and accommodate peak volumes more easily. Our employees are using new technology to deliver world-class results.”