GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, has been awarded the prestigious prize Il Logistico dell’Anno in Italy. The prize, awarded by Assologistica, Assologistica Cultura e Formazione and Euromerci, gives national recognition to companies that have implemented important innovation projects in logistics in the past year.
The Covid-19 virus challenged GXO to find new solutions to help monitor and maintain social distancing at its sites to ensure employee safety. In response, GXO developed a “Social Distancing Wearable Technology” project, which earned the Il Logistico dell’Anno award for 2021.
The project uses bluetooth wearable devices that light up and vibrate when social distancing is not respected, both in terms of space (proximity of less than 1.5 meters) and time (more than 10 minutes). In addition, the devices monitor the number of contacts between employees and the daily trend to provide a precise analysis of the workplace environment, enabling GXO to implement initiatives to make the environment safer. The devices were distributed randomly among GXO employees. The recorded data is completely anonymous, in compliance with relevant privacy regulations.
“At GXO, we put safety first,” says Ube Gaspari, Managing Director Italy and Switzerland, GXO. “We are proud to have been awarded Il Logistico dell’Anno for a project that combines safety and innovation — two essential values for our company. This technology can also be used as a device to prevent possible vehicle collisions inside the warehouse. We are testing this application to make the working environment even safer.”
GXO continues to lead innovation in warehouse technology and is currently piloting approximately 130 new technologies across various sites globally to drive further efficiency, precision and safety benefits.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider in a $430 billon total addressable market that is benefitting from the rapid growth of ecommerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 95,000 team members across more than 860 warehouse locations totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.