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DB Schenker buys software specialist Bitergo
- June 13, 2022
- Steve Rogerson
DB Schenker has bought German logistics software specialist Bitergo.
Since its founding in 2013, the company has offered logistics software and consulting, focusing on warehousing, supply chain execution and mobile applications.
DB Schenker and Bitergo have worked closely together for three years. With the acquisition, Schenker strengthens its digital strategy and ventures towards cloud-based software for small and medium-sized customers. With standardised modules for supply chain technologies, the logistics service provider can serve individual requirements and respond to the increasing complexity of logistics.
“For us, Bitergo is an ideal partner that we are happy to integrate into our vision of managing the supply chain digitally and end-to-end in the future,” said Christa Koenen, CIO of Schenker. “The European market for software-as-a-service providers in logistics is highly fragmented and does not meet the requirements of all players. Furthermore, competitors have very different backgrounds, core competencies and value propositions. This cooperation creates great synergies: DB Schenker brings the global network as well as the long-standing competence in logistics and technology; Bitergo brings experience, expertise and a great vision.”
Andreas Trautmann, managing director of Bitergo, added: “DB Schenker is our preferred partner. As a global player, the logistic service provider offers us an ideal new home to continue Bitergo’s positive development in recent years. For our employees, in particular, the takeover is the best outcome for the company. We can now strengthen our portfolio together and work on Bitergo’s continued growth.”
Bitergo, based in Dortmund, offers software to digitalise logistics processes. The Warehouse Star brand combines various mobile apps and web interfaces for controlling supply chain inventories. It enables logistics service providers and ecommerce sellers to start a standardised software system directly via the cloud and run it at logistics locations worldwide instantly. The integrated data gateway allows easy access and interchange of electronic orders and delivery notes.
With approximately 76,100 employees at more than 1850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker operates land, air and ocean transportation services, and also offers logistics and global supply chain management from a single source.