Logistics firm to expand Derby operation after landing Japanese contract

XPO Logistics has won a contract to distribute products by Shiseido Company throughout the UK from its Derby warehouse.

Shiseido, based in Japan, has been established for 148 years, making beauty and health products.

The firm’s contract with XPO includes business-to-business replenishment of bareMinerals, NARS, Laura Mercier, SHISEIDO, Serge Lutens, Dolce&Gabbana Beauty, Narciso Rodriguez, Issey Miyake, Elie Saab and Clé de Peau Beauté brands, and UK and Ireland e-commerce fulfillment of orders for the NARS, Shiseido and bareMinerals brands.

XPO will manage Shiseido’s logistics at an 80,000 sq ft distribution center in Derby, with plans to expand to 100,000 sq ft over the course of the partnership.

Gonta Kashio, UK chief operating officer at Shiseido EMEA, said: “After a thorough tendering process, we are pleased to have appointed XPO Logistics as our strategic order fulfilment partner. XPO has demonstrated excellent flexibility and a strong team effort despite current challenges. We look forward to experiencing the innovation and high service levels that have built XPO’s strong reputation in the UK. We are confident that XPO will enable our operation to go live on time, while adhering to current health and safety guidelines from the government.”

Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “We are delighted to welcome Shiseido and their prestigious portfolio of brands. This partnership underscores our e-commerce expertise in the cosmetics sector. Our solutions for Shiseido are customized to support their channel strategy and continuously improve the customer experience.”