Trimble | August 25, 2020
During its 2020 virtual in.sight user conference + expo, Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today new integrations and enhancements for its portfolio of Transportation Management System (TMS) solutions. Available for TMW.Suite, TruckMate and Innovative IES users, these features are designed to create efficiencies and streamline operations for carriers, brokers and third-party logistics (3PL) providers. "We remain focused on further developing our dynamic TMS solutions to provide additional value to customers," said Jay Delaney, senior director of product management, Trimble Transportation. "These new integrations and upgrades help bring the connected supply chain together more than ever, streamlining operations and creating efficiencies for carriers and their customers." KeepTruckin Integration: With the new integration to KeepTruckin's mobile communications tool, carriers are better able to take advantage of key information such as electronic driving log (ELD) data, position, geofencing and messaging. Available directly within Innovative or TMW.Suite TMS, this integration enables effective communication with drivers and continual monitoring of hours and status.
Hillebrand | October 30, 2020
Hillebrand is a worldwide driving specialist co-op in the sending, transport and coordinations of brew, wine, spirits and uncommon items that require unique consideration. As of late, Hillebrand extended its North American gracefully affix organization to incorporate another stockroom at The Campus at San Diego Business Park. This is Hillebrand's first office in San Diego and another progression in the development of its US and overall coordinations capacities.
"We continue to invest in our network and our people in North America to support the beverage industry. This new warehouse location will be significant in serving our valued clients with production in Mexico and Latin America," stated Scott Moorad, Chief Operating Officer of Hillebrand North America.
What pulled in Hillebrand to the property was its area. This key coordinations center gives an effective purpose of section for Mexican import items. This is Hillebrand's second key stockroom area in closeness to the Mexico fringe. Hillebrand likewise has an office in Laredo, TX that is a critical site for the administration of brew, spirits and claim to fame refreshments.
"At a time when many competitors are closing shop, Hillebrand continues to grow and thrive," said Prabh Hans, Vice President of Domestic Services of Hillebrand North America. "This new facility makes the import/export process for beers and tequilas produced in Mexico (other products as well) easier for our customers and can help ease complications with ocean and domestic freight, customs and warehousing."
HEINEKEN USA will be the first and essential client to use this significant new stockroom area close to San Diego in their key US gracefully chain impression.
"A reliable, fast and efficient supply chain is essential for Heineken USA's business and our ability to unconditionally deliver for our customers. That is why we are grateful for our partnership with Hillebrand, who recently helped us achieve the reality of opening our new warehouse in Otay Mesa," said Laurens Van De Rotte, SVP & Chief Operations Officer, Heineken USA.
"Working with Hillebrand to open this warehouse not only means we can unlock our efficiencies and simplify our ways of working in the West, it also enables us to further drive value for our customers and safeguard our business continuity."
Hillebrand offers numerous administrations under one rooftop – through one purpose of contact. Opening this stockroom is only one of many energizing instances of Hillebrand's flexibly chain developments underway, which will offer extensive types of assistance to the refreshment business at both homegrown and worldwide levels.
"This campus will transform beverage logistics through San Diego and Hillebrand's role in supporting trade across the border," said Joe Manchaca, Director of Warehousing for Hillebrand.
Another case of how Hillebrand is empowering clients to set up a US appropriation network for their imported products is Koita Foods. Koita, a global natural and plant-based milk maker, utilizes Hillebrand gracefully chain administrations for its milk items, sold in 11 nations, including the US.
"The experts at Hillebrand help us with customs, duty, all documentation, warehousing and even last mile delivery. That is a huge win in my book," said Mustafa Koita, Founder and CEO of Koita Foods. "There is no team out there who would do as much as Hillebrand does for my company. They hold your hand through tough border guidelines and rules and have extensive knowledge to guide you towards success in transporting."
Hillebrand, founded in 1844 in Germany, is the global leading solutions provider in the forwarding, transport and logistics of beverages and products that require special care. With freight forwarding at the core and fueled by a passion to serve the beverage industry, Hillebrand provides seamless service to producers of beer, wine, spirits, specialty beverages and products by leveraging technology-enabled solutions and a cohesive team of 2,400 professionals in 90 countries.
Blume Global | September 16, 2021
Blume Global, a leading provider of supply chain execution and visibility technology, today announced it has raised new equity from London-based Bridgepoint Group. This investment will further the company's effort to bring its truly innovative and transformational supply chain digitization to the industry. This latest funding values Blume Global at $500 million, and Bridgepoint joins funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and EQT as equity investors in the company.
Launched in 2018, Blume Global provides a cloud-first, intelligent operating platform that orchestrates global supply chain processes through a digital map of the supply chain world for thousands of customers. By digitizing and transforming supply chains around the world, enabling shippers (buyers and suppliers), logistics service providers and carriers to work together on a common data driven platform to reduce waste and inefficiencies through visibility, automation and optimization.
In 2021, Blume Global has continued its high-growth trajectory, with more than 100% annual bookings growth YTD. The company has added more than 100 employees since January in the United States, Hong Kong, Europe and India. With this new equity capital, the company expects to make additional investments in R&D and go-to-market functions, positioning Blume to continue creating a truly transformative and sustainable platform for global supply chains.
"When we launched Blume Global in 2018, we saw an opportunity to build a cloud-based digital operating platform for global supply chains that leverages modern technologies and machine learning to optimize and automate operations," said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global. "Since then, we have only seen increased demand for a supply chain transparency and orchestration platform like ours. We are thrilled by this new investment from Bridgepoint Group to help fund our continued growth."
Rohit Dhote, Managing Director at Bridgepoint Credit, commented: "Solving supply chain complexity and providing visibility into the movement of goods has never been more business critical. Blume Global is at the forefront of enabling multi-modal supply chains through its leading, cloud-based order management, TMS and real-time visibility solutions. We're excited to partner with Blume Global, its management team, Apollo and EQT to support the company through its next stage of growth."
Blume Global's mission to reduce $1 trillion of waste from global supply chains, lower carbon emissions and democratize technology for millions of small to medium businesses that make global supply chains work is resonating in the industry. There are more than 10,000 companies on Blume Global's platform, including some of the largest shippers, ocean carriers, railroads and global freight forwarders.
Justin Korval, Partner at Apollo, said, "Blume Global provides companies with business-critical supply chain and logistics solutions playing an important role in creating a more sustainable global supply chain. We're pleased to support Pervinder and the Blume Global team as they continue to scale the business and welcome additional blue-chip investors like Bridgepoint."
In the transaction, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as the sole placement agent and Cooley LLP as legal counsel to Blume Global. Sidley Austin LLP was legal counsel to Bridgepoint, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP was legal counsel to the Apollo Funds.
About Blume Global
The supply chain technology provider Blume Global aims to remove $1 trillion of waste from the global supply chain, making logistics processes more agile, dependable and sustainable with innovative logistics execution and visibility solutions. Blume's digital platform goes beyond the transportation management status quo, empowering users to quickly predict the impact of disruptions and react in real time before minor issues become major problems. With one of the most extensive networks among logistics technology providers, Blume Global's direct connectivity to the ocean, air, rail, parcel, LTL and truckload carriers combines with Blume Global's solutions and 27 years of industry data to give customers the intelligence needed to maximize transportation spend, improve customer service and reduce carbon emissions.
Bridgepoint Group PLC is the world's leading quoted private assets growth investor focused on the middle-market with €27 billion AUM and a local presence in the US, Europe and China. We specialize in private equity and private credit and invest internationally in six principal sectors – Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Medtech & Pharma, Advanced Industrials and Tech & Media.