Flexible supply chain solutions for the manufacturing sector

The UK manufacturing sector has recently experienced a surge––with output rising to £224 billion (2023, UK Manufacturers Organization), placing the UK 8th in the global manufacturing standings.

As encouraging as this is, the sector is facing rising haulage costs, with unpredictable fuel prices and an uncertain economic outlook making reliable forecasting a challenge.

X2 (UK) provides flexible logistics solutions that allow manufacturers to operate more confidently. Allowing firms to seamlessly scale their operations without compromising performance, we deliver transportation services that bring unmatched adaptability and efficiency to your supply chain.

X2 (UK): Keeping manufacturers agile

At X2 (UK), our logistics solutions are specifically designed around our clients’ needs, increasing throughput efficiency and making distribution and shipping simpler and more cost-effective processes. .

Variable pay-as-you-go cost structure

Our cost model aligns with your usage, eliminating the burden of maintaining dormant assets or incurring residual costs during periods of low volume. With X2 (UK), you pay only for the services you use.

Flexible contract options

We offer various contract options, including formal contracts, RHA agreements, or basic agreements. Whether you prefer a structured contract or a more flexible arrangement, we tailor our agreements to suit you.

Single points of contact and single invoice

Simplify your logistics management with X2 (UK)’s streamlined approach. A single point of contact provides you with direct access to our team, ensuring clear and efficient coordination, with our single invoice system, further reducing administrative complexity.

X2’s 4PL solution was an excellent fit for our needs, providing the flexibility and scalability of a multi haulier solution without the complexities of managing multiple supplier relationships. This makes our life simpler by providing a reliable service, reducing costs and overheads and ultimately, giving us a competitive advantage.

The X2 team demonstrated a sound knowledge of our business, which rapidly resulted in a smooth, seamless implementation. This is something we truly value. We enjoy working with them and look forward to building a long-standing partnership.

Adam Spaull

Commercial Operations Manager, ADM Oils


manufacturing support services

X2 (UK) offers seamless transportation solutions across the entire manufacturing supply chain.

● Full distribution solution or lane-by-lane general haulage
● Raw materials and packaging collections
● Plant to DC movements
● Port collections
● DC to co-packers and re-workers
● Plant to retailers and wholesalers direct
● DC to retailers and wholesalers NDCs and DCs
● Plant to export handlers
● Returns management
● One-off projects
● Ambient and temperature-controlled transport
● Nationwide pallet distribution
● Same-day courier services
● Full load and part load transport
● Artics, rigids, and vans
● Curtainside, box, tail lift, flatbed, double-deck, and Moffett trailers

Logistics insight and expertise

With extensive experience supporting a wide range of manufacturers, we understand the specific demands that come with each area. With X2 (UK), you can rest assured that your goods will be delivered speedily, safely, and compliantly.

Food manufacturers, packaged goods, tins, bagged products, and pouches

Food ingredients suppliers

Soft drinks manufacturers; beers, wines, and spirits suppliers

Contract manufacturers and contract packers

Packaging suppliers and manufacturers including cardboard, plastics, and glass bottles

Pet food manufacturers and suppliers

Furniture and board manufacturers

Automotive suppliers

Household products manufacturers

Building products suppliers and DIY products

Garden products

Snack manufacturers

FMCG (food and non-food) products sold through grocery

Packaged chemicals

Electronics manufacturers

Printers and magazine distribution

The X2 (UK) advantage

The X2 (UK) team is committed to providing professional and efficient service, ensuring that your manufacturing logistics needs are met with precision, reliability, and professionalism at every stage of the process. Utilising a shared asset pool comprising vehicles and drivers, we minimise the risk of transportation disruptions caused by any single point of failure. With access to a diverse range of resources, we guarantee continuity and reliability, even amid transportation and driver shortages.


Consistently high levels of service. See what our customers say…


We tailor our services to your requirements and flex to your volumes


From 1 load a day to 100’s of loads a week


From quote to implementation could be same day


Multiple options in every part of the UK drives competitive pricing