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XPO partners with crop protection business UPL

Supply chain solution specialist signs three-year partnership to provide fourth-party logistics (4PL) support to global crop protection firm.

UPL offers solutions for the entire agriculture ecosystem with a sales presence in more than 130 countries, as well as several production sites with major hubs in France and Belgium.

XPO will manage tens of thousands of transport orders in the region for UPL via its digital 4PL solution, Key-PL. Key-PL ensures that every transport plan is carried out in the most efficient way possible, bringing together more than 1,400 connected carriers and 180 loading points.

Christophe Busca, Head of Logistics Europe, UPL, said: “We couldn't be happier with our partnership with XPO. The transition from our former 4PL solution to XPO has been seamless and has really showcased their exceptional teamwork and professionalism.

“The implementation, in particular, was managed excellently with no disruption to our customer service. This change has been transformative for UPL, enabling us to provide a more proactive customer experience, while the improved cost management has made us more competitive in the market.”

XPO has tailored its 4PL solution to meet the specific needs of UPL, which operates a large and complex business. This includes pre-billing and freight audit services and an emphasis on sustainability through collection of CO² emissions measurements and an associated progress plan.

Remy Guyot, European Business Development Director Key-PL® – Europe, XPO Logistics, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with UPL for their 4PL solution. As a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, UPL requires a managed transportation model that can meet their high demand.

XPO’s strong sector expertise and mastery of the implementation process, alongside our in-house digital OMS, will help achieve that. By focusing on a continuous improvement model and a solution tailored specifically for UPL, we hope to meet and exceed their ambitions for the next three years.”

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