Lineage Logistics | October 08, 2021
Lineage Logistics LLC, a leading global temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, has completed its acquisition of Kloosterboer Group, a Netherlands-based, family-owned cold storage company with a strong global footprint. The companies combine to create an enhanced facility network in key European markets with a focus on sustainability and innovation within the temperature-controlled supply chain.
Kloosterboer has 900 team members and 11 strategically located facilities in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Canada and South Africa, totalling 6.4 million cubic metres of capacity and 790,000 pallet positions, with a commercial focus on port-based activities and highly-automated warehouse solutions. Kloosterboer also provides value-added services like freight forwarding, customs brokerage, juice blending, container handling, and intermodal transport.
“We welcome the Kloosterboer team to the One Lineage family and are thrilled to unite with an organization that has a nearly 100-year history of being entrepreneurial and customer centric. We look forward to integrating their state-of-the-art facilities and diverse services so we can better serve our customers in Europe and around the world. It’s also clear that we have cultural alignment with a shared focus on leading the industry in sustainability and innovation,” said Harld Peters, Senior Vice President for Europe at Lineage.
Sustainability leadership in the sector has been a hallmark for Kloosterboer. Five facilities have been recognized by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) and the company’s use of nearly 18,000 solar panels and four wind turbines have reduced the equivalent CO2 consumption of more than 4,100 households.
Both companies are known as leaders in developing and operating the industry’s most sophisticated fully automated temperature-controlled warehouses. These buildings are capable of handling large quantities of product with an exceptional level of accuracy while using fewer resources, particularly electricity. Combining capabilities in automation with Lineage’s applied sciences knowhow will lead to new innovations in warehouse design that should yield even greater efficiencies in the supply chain, creating value and further reducing the environmental footprint for customers.
Lineage’s company’s European operations are headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with a network spanning Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Spain and UK. With Kloosterboer, Lineage will add locations in France, Germany and South Africa to the list, and Kloosterboer facilities on the east coast of Canada will complement Lineage’s existing operations in Montreal and Ontario.
Nielen Schuman acted as financial advisor to the Kloosterboer family and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek served as its legal counsel. Rabobank and Morgan Stanley acted as Lineage’s financial advisor and Latham & Watkins and NautaDutilh served as its legal counsel.
About Lineage Logistics
Lineage Logistics is one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions providers worldwide. It has a global network of over 375 strategically located facilities totalling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity which spans 18 countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Lineage’s industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivalled real estate network, and development and deployment of innovative technology help increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and most importantly, as a Visionary Partner of Feeding America, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage was listed as No. 17 in the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the No 1. Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s 2019 list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, in addition to being included on Fortune’s Change The World list in 2020. (www.lineagelogistics.com)
The Kloosterboer Group is a family-owned company with more than 95 years of experience in the handling of temperature-controlled food products, such as fish, meat, fruit, fruit juices and fruit concentrates, dairy and potato products. Kloosterboer develops and provides innovative and sustainable solutions in the supply chain for conditioned food products. Kloosterboer is committed to long-term relationships, strives to achieve cost savings for its customers and increase the level of service. The company is specialised in warehousing, stevedoring, forwarding, shipping, customs and logistics IT. With storage capacity in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Canada and South Africa, Kloosterboer is one of the leading companies in this sector.
Logility | November 19, 2021
Logility, Inc., a leader in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, today announced its parent company American Software, Inc., has consolidated the resources of its portfolio of supply chain companies, including Logility, Inc., Demand Management, Inc., and New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC Software). The subsidiaries will now operate as a single, cohesive team, unifying resources and services to enhance customer experience and its ability to deliver innovation to market.
Through the companies’ blended capabilities, customers will enjoy a comprehensive, digital platform built for multi-enterprise collaboration and performance – the Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform®. The recently released platform features products from across the combined portfolio and provides customers access to a wide range of capabilities that simplify supply chain operations, processes and decision-making. By leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automation, users can continuously sense, analyze and update activity in the digital supply chain, always ensuring peak operational performance.
The synergy between Logility, Demand Management, and NGC Software creates the most complete and innovative supply chain planning platform on the market. Now, more than ever, the digital economy requires an intuitive supply chain powered by cognitive planning. The capabilities and experience from our expanded team will result in greater innovation and, ultimately, better business outcomes for our customers.
Allan Dow, president and CEO of Logility.
The Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform supports a wide range of industries, including apparel, food and beverage, consumer packaged and durable goods, life sciences and process manufacturing. Learn more about the Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform® by visiting logility.com/solutions.
Accelerating the digital sustainable supply chain, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their complex global businesses. The Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform leverages an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase precision, improve operating performance, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Logility’s SaaS-based platform transforms sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; global sourcing; quality and compliance management; product life cycle management; supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Sonoco Products and Red Wing Shoe Company. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA).
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from what is anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty and the timing and degree of business recovery; the irregular pattern of the Company’s revenues; dependence on particular market segments or customers; competitive pressures; market acceptance of the Company’s products and services; technological complexity; undetected software errors; potential product liability or warranty claims; risks associated with new product development; the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services; uncertainty about the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; American Software, Inc.’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required filings and the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations adopted under that Section; as well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company’s future performance
AECOM | October 19, 2020
AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today launched MobiliticsTM for Pandemic Response, an updated version of its groundbreaking transportation scenario-planning tool originally launched in 2018. This latest iteration helps transit agencies, departments of transportation, and other clients across the U.S. assess how pandemic infection rates, stay at home orders, availability and deployment of a vaccine, economic recovery and re-opening, and other factors are expected to impact transportation patterns, in order to help clients better recover and strengthen resiliency. “Our transit clients are facing unprecedented challenges as they evaluate the effects of the pandemic on travel behavior,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “Mobilitics is filling an important gap in the market – combining regional travel demand data and near real-time Big Data on trip patterns with AECOM’s scenario planning capabilities to understand the impacts of travel disruptions, not just from the pandemic, but also impacts of natural disasters and emerging mobility trends on the transportation system.” The transportation industry is experiencing profound transformations, from changes in travel patterns and behaviors due to the global pandemic, to technology advances in vehicle communication and automation, to teleworking and increased e-commerce. Several of AECOM’s transportation clients are already using Mobilitics to better understand how these complex and interrelated factors may impact future mobility and help inform service and capital planning decisions today.