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[post_content] => TIM Consult, an international business logistics consultancy company has agreed a merger with the Transporeon Group. TIM Consult was founded in Germany in 1995 and provides business logistics consultancy, market intelligence and procurement services on a global basis, across all transport modes and industry verticals. The new, combined group will offer customers a global cloud-based platform dedicated to intelligent transport logistics and multi-modal freight procurement solutions.
“Tens of thousands of transport orders are assigned via our cloud-based platforms every day and around €10bn worth of freight tenders are carried out every year,” says Martin Mack, managing partner of the Transporeon Group. “In these customer relationships, there is an enormous untapped potential. Together with TIM Consult, we can provide our customers with an even more comprehensive and wider portfolio of consulting services and products, whilst further optimising our solutions.”
By adding the portfolio of TIM Consult to the Transporeon Group platform, customers will be able to benefit from new high-quality market intelligence products and consultancy services, as well as faster access to innovative big data applications, Transporeon says. TIM Consult will benefit from access to the extensive network of the Transporeon, Mercareon and Ticontract platforms, expanding its data-driven business model.
“As a part of Transporeon, we are significantly expanding our reach and gain access to the company’s first-class IT-expertise,” adds Björn Klippel, chief executive and founder of TIM Consult. “Through the pooling of our efforts and know-how, we can offer our customers a variety of innovative services and tools worldwide.”
WHAT THEY DO
Following the merger, although TIM Consult will be fully integrated into the Transporeon Group, it will continue to operate as an independent business, retaining its two offices in Mannheim, Germany and New York City. Tim Consult’s separate business units ‘warehousing and intra-logistics’ and ‘waste management’ will also continue to operate independently, pursuing their individual development strategies.
Björn Klippel has become a shareholder of the Transporeon Group and remains managing director of TIM Consult. Oliver Kahrs will also be appointed as an additional managing director, an upward move from his current position as director of strategic initiatives.
Transporeon describes itself as “the worldwide cloud platform for intelligent transport logistics”. It connects a global network of more than 1,000 shippers and trading companies, 65,000 carriers and 100,000 users in more than 100 countries, supporting transparent and cost-efficient movement of goods around the world. This is achieved through the company’s ‘software as a service’ solutions, currently available in 24 languages. Together with TIM Consult, the companies have a combined industry presence of 40 years and the merger will provide each company with invaluable expertise and experience from both sides.
Provision of individual, customised solutions for every customer through the digitisation of the entire transport chain, Transporeon says, improves the performance of logistics providers and can lead to lower costs, optimisation of logistics providers’ margins and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
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Digitisation: Joining forces
TIM Consult and the Transporeon Group have agreed a merger that will benefit both businesses and their worldwide customer base