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WiseTech Global acquires Belgian business

  • Posted on Thursday 8th, February 2018.

Sydney-based logistics software company, WiseTech Global, has acquired Belgian freight forwarding provider, Intris, growing its international outreach.

“Bringing Intris into the WiseTech Global group is another step in deepening our reach and capacity in Belgium, one of Europe’s largest and most important trade gateways,’ said WiseTech CEO, Richard White.

“We welcome the Intris team and management, as we value their deep industry experience and product development knowledge. We understand the complexities and challenges borne by logistics providers facing EU trade changes, growing transaction volumes and increasing cross-border compliance requirements.

“This transaction, as part of the continued expansion of our global footprint and broader pan-European capability, will, over time, build further capabilities and productivity for all our customers,” he said.

Intris Managing Director, Patrick Van De Looverbosch, said that this is the logical next step for Intris. “We are currently transforming our operations and technologies to better support the market and our customers, with whom we will continue to partner closely. With WiseTech’s global strength and significant innovation capacity invested locally, we will accelerate our drive to improve our customers’ forwarding, warehousing and customs management capability.”

Remaining under the leadership of Looverbosch, Intris operations will be integrated within the WiseTech Global group and Intris will continue to deliver its logistics software solutions directly to its own customers, along with WiseTech’s integrated global logistics platform, CargoWise One.

“CargoWise One enables logistics service providers to execute highly complex transactions in areas such as freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, shipping, land transport and cross-border compliance and to manage their operations on one database across multiple users, functions, countries, languages and currencies,” according to WiseTech Global.

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