US-based logistics business, XPO Logistics, is expanding its ‘last mile’ delivery service of heavy goods to new markets, including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France.
According to XPO Logistics, it expects to manage more than 750,000 last mile deliveries from retailers and e-commerce companies in Europe this year.
“Our last mile expansion to Europe is being driven by customer demand, primarily related to e-commerce,” said XPO Logistics Chief Operating Officer, Troy Cooper.
“Consumers are buying more large items online, including furniture and appliances.
“These are home deliveries that often require white glove services, such as assembly, installation and testing. We’ll leverage our proprietary technology and successful business model that have made us a last mile leader in North America,” he said.
“Today, the market is very fragmented with small-scale regional players,” said XPO Logistics Managing Director of Transport – Europe, Luis Gomez.
“XPO has the scale and experience to look across Europe and give customers results-driven performance as they grow with the boom in e-commerce,” he said.
XPO Logistics has previously announced plans to open 30 new last mile hubs in North America by the end of 2018 for a total of 85 hubs in the US.