GXO Partners with Logistics Associations in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania to Bring Global Expertise to Benefit Local Supply Chain Industry
Warsaw, Poland | May 16, 2022
Cooperation will create opportunities to share best practices and industry know-how in growing Central and Eastern Europe markets
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced today it has entered strategic partnerships with Polish Supply Management Leaders and the Czech Logistics Association and is pursuing a similar agreement with Arilog in Romania.
“These partnerships are a tremendous opportunity for us to share our logistics expertise and to promote logistics best practices through industry conferences and workshops, site visits and classroom instruction,” said Jean Luc Bessade, GXO’s Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe. “Our logistics experts are exchanging views, experiences and knowledge in logistics and supply chain management with other experts in those fields, so we’re delighted to be part of this very productive and mutually beneficial relationship.”
GXO has operated in Central and Eastern Europe since 2001, managing more than two dozen locations across Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania with approximately 2,500 employees and nearly 700,000 square meters of warehouse space. The new strategic partnerships will enhance GXO’s industry presence in these important markets.
Andrzej Zawistowski, Member of the Board of Polish Supply Management Leaders, said, “We welcome GXO to our association as a Supporting Member, bringing its international perspective and know-how gained from working with clients representing major industries. Our mission is to build a center of supply chain competence in Poland on a European scale, and we believe that GXO will make a significant contribution to strengthening our environment and increasing interest in logistics.”
GXO uses its expertise and experience to develop industry-leading automated solutions, unlocking the full potential of logistics for local and international customers in the ecommerce, fashion, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage and retail industries to improve the overall state of logistics in Poland, the Czech Repulic and Romania.
Václav Cempírek, President of the Czech Logistics Association, said, “For almost 30 years, our main mission has been to create and animate the platform to focus on the most important logistics issues and their application in the business reality. We believe that GXO will make an important contribution to strengthening our network and developing an interest in logistics.”
GXO provides a wide range of logistics services, including warehousing, order preparation, e-fulfilment, returns management, temperature-controlled logistics, co-packing and value-added services, creating a wide range of career opportunities for recent graduates as well as for experienced professionals.
Adriana Palasan, Founding Member and Arilog Vice President & ELA representative, said, “This year ARILOG is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. We are happy to celebrate this milestone together with GXO as a full member of our organization and together to continue to promote professional education in the supply chain, best practices and communication among all our members.”
About Polish Supply Management Leaders
Polish Supply Management Leaders (“PSML”) is a non-profit association representing the interests of Polish managers of the supply chain, logistics and purchasing, working for the mission of building a competence center in Poland in the area of the supply chain on a European scale. PSML is a forum for the exchange of views, experiences and knowledge in the field of supply chain management and purchasing. Cooperating with partners from various backgrounds, it creates and promotes good business practices and, in cooperation with universities and businesses, conducts intensive activities for the development of competencies and human resources.
About the Czech Logistics Association
The Czech Logistics Association (“CLA”) was founded in 1993 as a non-profit, community interest organization focused on the issues of logistics and its application in business/economic practice. In 2001, the CLA became a full member of the European Logistics Association based in Brussels and in 2004 a member of the European Certification Board for Logistics and thus the national certification authority for managers and other specialists in the logistics field. The main mission of CLA is to provide its members with professional assistance in solving logistics problems, to provide a platform for interaction with experts from outside logistics, to distribute information about logistics and to work with logistics associations and similar organizations in the Czech Republic and abroad.
About ARILOG Networking Supply Chain Professionals
ARILOG Networking Supply Chain Professionals is a guild association founded in 2002 in Romania. Its most important objectives are to constantly develop the communication platform for professionals working in the logistics and supply chain (including procurement, stock, planning, production, transport, etc.); to promote best practices within the Romanian logistics and supply chain industry; and to support the knowledge sharing serving our members as a continuous professional development.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of e-commerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 120,000 team members across more than 900 facilities 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, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.