GXO, Bayer Grow Partnership With Nebraska Warehouse

GXO warehouse workers
GXO now has more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space dedicated to Bayer's Crop Science division. (GXO Logistics via Twitter)

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GXO Logistics Inc. celebrated the opening of a new warehouse with Bayer in Kearney, Neb., the companies announced Sept. 27.

Bayer develops health care and nutrition products. The 350,000-square-foot facility will support Bayer’s Crop Science. Kearney Mayor Stanley Clouse and local business and community leaders attended the ceremony.

“Today, we’re proud to celebrate the opening of this new facility and our ongoing partnership with Bayer,” said Billy Peterson, division president of the Americas at GXO. “Our innovative, flexible warehousing solution for Bayer will help increase safety, productivity and efficiency, and reduce waste. Through GXO Direct, we can manage Bayer’s inventories cost effectively while maintaining the scalability to adapt quickly to changing needs.”

GXO will manage warehouse support through its shared-space distribution network, GXO Direct. That includes all shipping and receiving activities. GXO also will utilize its warehouse management system, WMx, and cold-storage space.

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with GXO to support the strong growth in our seed operations,” said Brian Flack, supply chain leader at Bayer. “The new facility is positioned to help Bayer better service customers and reduce our carbon footprint.”

The new warehouse is the latest development in a relationship between the companies of more than two decades, dating to when GXO was the contract logistics operation of XPO Logistics. GXO now manages over a million square feet of warehouse space for Bayer’s Crop Science division and a total of nearly 2.3 million square feet across seven sites that support its agriculture business. — Transport Topics

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