14 March 2018
WiseTech Global today announced the acquisition of LSP Solutions (LSP), a leading provider of customs and warehouse management solutions in the Netherlands.
Headquartered in Ede, the LSP offering includes customs compliance management solutions, bonded warehouse administration, contract logistics and warehouse management. LSP provide logistics solutions to customers including Damco, GEODIS, JCL Logistics, Vos Logistics, Hitachi Vantara, and many other organisations.
WiseTech CEO, Richard White, said “With Europe’s largest port and a well-established and dynamic trade flow, the Netherlands is a critical transport hub. Bringing LSP into the WiseTech group now deepens our reach in this important market which will benefit from the combined strength of WiseTech’s innovation capabilities, our CargoWise One supply chain execution platform, and LSP’s customs and warehouse management solutions.”
LSP Solutions Managing Director, Marco Pieplenbosch, said “For more than 20 years we have worked closely with our customers to provide highly effective, flexible products rich in functionality. With WiseTech Global’s powerful development capacity and global reach we look forward to accelerating our capabilities and better supporting our customers’ logistics operations with increased automation, improved productivity and mitigation of risks. Ultimately, our vision is that our customers will benefit from faster, safer and easier customs compliance and warehouse management.”
Remaining under the leadership of Marco Pieplenbosch and Erik Wilting, LSP operations will be integrated within the WiseTech Global group and LSP will continue to deliver its powerful 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.
This transaction follows WiseTech’s other recent customs and logistics solutions acquisitions in Belgium, Ireland, North America, Australasia, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and Taiwan, and is in line with WiseTech Global’s stated strategy of accelerating long-term organic growth through targeted, valuable acquisitions across new geographies and larger, globally capable adjacencies.
Microlistics makes debut in The Netherlands
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Microlistics is a Gartner-recognised WMS provider operating across Australia, Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East. The company has four product lines: WMS Enterprise, its fully integrated flagship solution; WMS Chilled, its cold storage solution; WMS 3PL, its multi-site and multi-client 3PL solution; and WMS Express, its pre-configured, rapid implementation solution. The Microlistics BI/Analytics and 3PL billing modules are considered world leaders in the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry. Logistics Warehousing Services are provided to many of the world’s leading brands though the Microlistics 3PL Client base.
Microlistics, which joined the WiseTech Global group in January 2018, will leverage the group’s local networks, long term locally based LSP Solutions WMS experience and expertise, and work and provide local support from regional offices in Ede, the Netherlands and Milton Keynes. UK.
For more information, please visit microlistics.com
About WiseTech Global
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their customers include over 17,000 of the world’s logistics companies across 160 countries. The flagship product, CargoWise, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 60 billion data transactions annually. WiseTech is relentless about innovation, adding more than 3,900 product enhancements to the global platform in the past five years while bringing meaningful continual improvement to the world’s supply chains. The breakthrough software solutions are renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and truly global reach.
For more information, please visit wisetechglobal.com