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Saint-Gobain inks 5 year logistics deal extension with XPO

23 January 2024

THE CLOSE working relationship and shared environmental ethos of both XPO Logistics and Saint-Gobain PAM UK have led to significant reductions in carbon emissions across both businesses.

XPO operates 20 sites for Saint-Gobain across the UK and Ireland, including 340,000 square feet of warehousing space across three locations for Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions and PAM, which is continuing to expand. Saint-Gobain PAM is headquartered in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

XPO and Saint-Gobain PAM UK have a clear and collaborative approach to the partnership, which is based on a ‘four-pillar’ approach:

• Safety

• Sustainability

• Service

• Cost Delivery

Saint-Gobain PAM UK managing director Alan Gwilliam, said: “Our shared approach to cutting carbon emissions means we have been able to reduce the impact our business has on the environment. Through the focus on these four pillars, the partnership delivers in the key areas of its distribution and supply chain. This is very important to our customers and us, and we know that by extending our partnership with XPO for a further five years, we can make additional significant progress towards reaching net zero.”

Nearly two-thirds (70%) of the Saint-Gobain PAM fleet has been operating on sustainable fuels, including liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a green alternative to diesel that can be used directly in diesel engines, and plans are in place for further conversion in 2024.

Dan Myers, managing director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, added: “Saint-Gobain PAM UK is a progressive business with strong environmental and social values. By doing business the right way and working together, PAM and XPO have made a significant change in the environmental performance of the logistics operation whilst also supporting the growth of PAM’s UK business. The approach both businesses take to working together is a case study in partnership in action.”

Due to the nature of the product, Saint-Gobain PAM is a complex delivery solution, so XPO tailors its logistics solutions to meet specific needs by offering a wide range of vehicle types across the UK mainland, regularly delivering to distributors and direct-to-strategic infrastructure projects.