Transporeon Group opens new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singaporeby Press Release on 2012-12-20 07:02:14
Transporeon and Ticontract open a new joint office as part of the Group’s global expansion plans.
Transporeon and Ticontract, two Transporeon Group companies specialising in e-logistics solutions, have established a local presence in the fast-growing Asian market. The Singapore office opened in November this year, following the company’s entry into the US market in October 2011 when it set up an office in Philadelphia.
Expansion into the Asian and US markets signals the next phase of extending the Group's network outside of Europe.
A local presence to look after existing customers
The Transporeon Group's Web-based solutions take companies right from the start of the tendering process through to auditing and reporting and ensure efficient operations at the loading ramps. By expanding into the Asian market, the group aims to improve the service it offers to existing customers there, acquire new customers and thus ensure that the strategic growth of the Transporeon Group continues. "Transport networks are now planned and managed from many places throughout the world. Our global presence puts us in a better position to act as a reliable partner to our customers and help them expand into markets around the world," says Roland Hötzl, Managing Director of Ticontract GmbH in Kempten.
Particularly in Asia, global transport management systems are either insufficiently well established or they are very fragmented, yet demand in the market is high. "Our comprehensive range of products throughout the supply chain complement each other very well, cover all transport logistics requirements and position us as an attractive provider of e-logistics solutions to industry and logistics service providers there," adds Peter Förster, Managing Director of Transporeon GmbH in Ulm.
Logistics and Asia expert with many years of experience
To handle its business in Asia, Transporeon has recruited logistics expert Mario Sander as the Managing Director of TRANSPOREON Group Asia – Pacific Pte Ltd. In his new role, he is responsible for customer relationship management, acquisition, developing the sales organisation and building a team locally.
Mario Sander has over 20 years of experience in international supply chain management and has been working in Asia since 2005, including as an Asia Pacific Board Member and Senior Vice President of Business Development at DHL.
"Global logistics thrives on innovation. As someone who lives and breathes logistics, I am looking forward to the challenge of establishing the Transporeon Group, which is the European market leader and one of the most innovative companies in the logistics industry, in the Asian market as well," comments Sander. "As Asia's leading centre of trade and logistics, Singapore is the perfect place in which to pursue this expansion."
Photo caption: Mario Sander, Managing Director, TRANSPOREON Group Asia – Pacific Pte Ltd
About the Transporeon Group
The Web-based solutions of the Transporeon Group offer functionality for tendering processes, order placement, time slot booking and shipment tracking (Transport Visibility). The idea behind Transporeon is to link manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers with their carriers over the Internet, and the company has grown steadily since starting up in the year 2000. With head offices in Ulm and Kempten, it is now the European market leader in e-logistics with a growing presence in Asia and the USA. The group's platforms currently link a total of over 600 shippers, 28,000 carriers and 70,000 users in 70 countries.
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