XPO Logistics secures multi-year partnership

Transport and logistics solutions provider, XPO Logistics, has announced a deal running through to 2023 with a premier organiser of mass-participation sports.

XPO Logistics is partnering with IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and will transport IRONMAN tents, fencing, staging and other essential infrastructure from race to race and country to country, installing it on-site each time. Teams of XPO drivers will operate a dedicated truck fleet across Europe to set up in advance of the more than 20 races scheduled in 2021.

“We know we can count on XPO to provide transport services of the highest quality across Europe,” said IRONMAN Group Sales Director EMEA, Thibault Vellard.

“XPO’s decades of experience with world-class events makes them the ideal logistics partner to support our IRONMAN competitions,” he said.

“We thank IRONMAN for entrusting us with the critical logistics required to organise their renowned races in Europe,” said XPO Logistics – Europe CEO, Malcolm Wilson.

“We’re looking forward to doing our part in making these events a success for everyone involved.”

XPO has a long track record of serving as an official partner for world-class sporting events, including 40 years with the Tour de France, with responsibility for transporting critical equipment between race stages and venues. XPO provides similar services for the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, Tour Voile (sailing), Evian Championship (golf), Arctic Race of Norway (cycling), Freeride World Tour (skiing and snowboarding), Coupe de France (soccer) and other prestigious competitions.