project44 Continues Global Expansion with Significant Growth in Europe
project44, the global leader in advanced visibility for shippers and logistics service providers, has experienced significant growth across Europe following several recent announcements, including opening an office in Paris, adding several new team members, and building partnerships with global technology leaders.
Since acquiring Europe’s leading visibility provider, GateHouse Logistics, in 2018, project44 has increased global growth reaching more than 300 enterprise customers with over 20% in Europe, including leading brands such as Amazon, Coop, and Yazaki.
“With an increased need for real-time data and visibility across the entire supply chain, shippers and logistics service providers need a single global provider,” said Michael Gross, Director IT, Supply Chain and Logistics at Yazaki. “We’re excited for project44’s network to grow in Europe and beyond. Their plans for expansion are critical for supporting our global supply chain.”
With coverage in about 50 countries, integrations with over 760 telematics providers, and partnerships with global technology leaders such as SAP, project44 enables customers to tap into the most extensive visibility network across North America and Europe. With European carrier onboarding available in 16 languages and applications in 14 languages, p44’s comprehensive support ensures customers see the ROI of visibility in the fastest way possible.
To accelerate this European growth, project44 opened a Paris office in December of 2019 and has since retained several key hires for continued European expansion, reaching over 80 European-based employees in Aalborg, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Milan.
New team members include Regional VP of Sales Mickael Devena, Value Engineering Director Jatin Garg, Head of European Marketing Lorenzo Stranges, and Strategic Account Director Marco Tarpi. Devena and Garg bring extensive experience in transportation visibility from their time at Shippeo, while Stranges and Tarpi come from global SaaS leaders, including DocuSign and IBM respectively.
Michel Stekelenburg will also join the team as the Strategic Account Director for the Benelux region. In addition to several roles in supply chain technology, Stekelenburg serves as the President of the Benelux Roundtable for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
To lead this growing team, project44 has promoted Executive Vice President of Operations, Jørgen B Nielsen, to General Manager of Europe. With more than 20 years of experience with technical challenges and project execution in IT and telecom, Jørgen led GateHouse Logistics through rapid growth as Chief Operating Officer.
“Building on the GateHouse Logistics’s decade of significant success and expertise, project44 has continued to expand the European visibility market, delivering a seamless product and experience for our global customers,” said Jørgen. “As supply chains increase logistics and transportation operations across geographies, project44 will continue to expand globally and provide the coverage our customers need to effectively run their businesses.”
With over $110 million USD in capital, project44 will continue to explore additional international growth to deliver a seamless transportation visibility offering for global supply chains. By partnering with leading global carriers, project44 has already started gaining coverage beyond North America and Europe in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. The visibility provider will also begin extending tracking connections in Morocco.
project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and logistics service providers. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. Connected to thousands of carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal, and Ocean. To learn more, visit www.project44.com.
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