International business logistics consultancy TIM Consult will merge with the Transporeon Group, offering a worldwide cloud platform for intelligent transport logistics and multi-modal freight procurement solutions.
The addition of TIM Consult gives Transporeon customers new high-quality market intelligence products and consultancy services, as well as faster access to innovative big data applications. TIM Consult will benefit from access to the extensive network of the Transporeon, Mercareon and Ticontract platforms, expanding its data-driven business model.
“Tens of thousands of transport orders are assigned via our cloud-based platforms every day and around 10 billion euros worth of freight tenders are carried out every year. 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 optimizing our solutions,” explains Martin Mack, CTO and managing partner of the Transporeon Group.
“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, managing partner/CEO and founder of TIM Consult GmbH. “Through the pooling of our efforts and know-how, we can offer our customers a variety of innovative services and tools worldwide.”
Following the merger, TIM Consult will be 100 percent part of the Transporeon Group, but 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 continue to operate as independent entities, pursuing their development strategies with their specialized teams.
Björn Klippel will become shareholder of the Transporeon Group and remain managing director of TIM Consult. Oliver Kahrs will be appointed as additional managing director of TIM Consult. He has been with Transporeon since 2008, currently as director strategic initiatives. Together they will drive growth and innovation.