GXO Logistics is extending its agreement with health and beauty company Avon, whose operations it has supported for 15 years.
GXO manages a site in Garwolin that supports Avon’s largest factory in Europe with distribution operations for the company’s products to over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. GXO’s services include warehousing, value-added services and manufacturing support. GXO has dedicated 2,000m2 to value-added services such as gift wrapping and personalized holiday messaging on decorative cards that give end consumers a customized unboxing experience.
The Garwolin facility also enables GXO to support Avon’s omnichannel activities. There, GXO provides a range of co-packing services, including specialist labeling and QR codes, and each year, its team co-packs thousands of different promotional sets, including bags, trays and gift boxes for occasions such as Easter, Advent and Christmas.
GXO also helps Avon meet legal requirements and label products for regulatory changes applicable across various markets, and its WMS solutions optimize efficiency and productivity. GXO also provides shared warehousing solutions for Avon and its suppliers that offer immediate access to space and fuel growth while minimizing operating costs in other markets across Europe.
GXO, in partnership with Avon, pursues environmental goals at its Garwolin site. The facility has been ISO 9001 certified since 2010 and ISO 14001 certified since 2014. It reduces the amount of waste generated by reusing materials (e.g., cardboard) by recycling about 97% of packaging wastepaper and 90% of plastic film and by using electronic records to decrease the amount of printed documentation. The site also uses LED lighting to reduce energy use, and by optimizing forklift movements, it has reduced the number of battery charges necessary and therefore the amount of energy consumed by the charging stations.
Andrew Wills, senior manager of logistics at Avon, said, “GXO has been an outstanding partner since 2008, helping us pursue our mission to create a better world for women by supporting their entrepreneurship, courage and ideas for success. GXO’s value-added services have helped cement the partnership between our companies. GXO has also helped us meet our ESG goals. We’re looking forward to GXO’s ongoing help in realizing the full potential of our logistics.”
“We are delighted to extend our longstanding partnership with Avon,” said Jean Luc Bessade, managing director of Poland, Czech Republic and Romania, GXO. “Across our operations, we are proud to support Avon’s evolving needs, including helping them adapt to new regulations in their markets and providing co-packing and value-added services. Through our high-quality service and our open communications and cooperation, we’ve been able to grow our business with Avon over many years. We very much look forward to expanding and continuously enhancing our partnership.”
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