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GXO Expands Warehouse Services for Bayer

-Warehouse leader launches 350,000-square-foot GXO Direct facility in Nebraska to support Bayer Crop Science

-GXO has been helping Bayer grow for more than two decades

GXO Logistics, Inc., the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, celebrated the opening of a new warehouse facility with Bayer, a global leader in the life science fields of health care and nutrition, expanding the companies’ 25-year partnership. The opening event will be attended by Kearney Mayor Stanley Clouse, leaders from the Chamber of Commerce and other representatives from the local business community. Through its shared-space distribution network GXO Direct, GXO will manage warehouse support, including all shipping and receiving activities, for Bayer’s Crop Science division at the new 350,000-square-foot facility in Kearney, Nebraska.

“Today we’re proud to celebrate the opening of this new facility and our ongoing partnership with Bayer,” said Billy Peterson, Division President (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.”

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The new facility features GXO’s warehouse management system (WMx) and cold storage space. With the addition of the facility in Kearney, GXO now manages more than 1 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 the company’s agriculture business.

At the open house marking the launch of the new facility, Brian Flack, Supply Chain Leader at Bayer said, “We’re excited to expand our partnership with GXO to support the strong growth in our seed operations. The new facility is positioned to help Bayer better service customers and reduce our carbon footprint.”

GXO Direct helps companies grow strategically, providing warehousing space when and where they need it along with access to GXO’s industry-leading technology and expertise. This helps reduce fixed costs and can eliminate the need to invest in a dedicated warehouse. In addition, GXO Direct can reduce transit costs, shorten transit times and lower CO2 emissions by reducing shipping miles and the need for carbon-intensive air transportation.

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