xpo logistics pallet cleaning

Aldi has signed a multimillion-pound contract with XPO Logistics to handle maintenance for its transport equipment.

The deal, in collaboration with other customers, will see XPO Logistics wash, repair and return beverage trays, universal display pallets, potato shippers and fresh produce and meat shipping containers annually for the discounter.

“With its expertise in managing a wide range of returnable transit packaging, and its extensive tray wash service capabilities, XPO Logistics more than meets our requirements for a high-quality, reliable solution,” said Aldi corporate logistics director Danny Gibson.

Regional facilities in Falkirk, Rochdale, Doncaster, Bristol and Dagenham will carry out maintenance and repairs for approximately 22 million Aldi plastic crates each year.

“The strategic location of XPO Logistics centres throughout the UK will enable us to achieve greater cost efficiencies and further reduce our road miles to improve our environmental footprint,” said Gibson.