project44, Chicago, acquired GateHouse Logistics, Denmark, to create what is said to be the largest visibility platform across North America and Europe and accelerate development of future global visibility offerings.
project44 offers an advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms, providing a scalable, secure, cloud-based platform that connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes.
“Many global businesses – from retailers to manufacturers – are looking for ways to digitally transform their supply chains and create new business value,” says Jett McCandless, founder and CEO of project44. “We partnered with GateHouse Logistics earlier this year because they offer the largest European capacity provider network, share our commitment to high-fidelity data and have a ‘customer first’ mentality. By bringing our companies together permanently, we have created the first ever single-pane view into all our customers’ global shipments – an unmatched value.”
All GateHouse Logistics solutions will immediately become part of the project44 advanced visibility platform, and all GateHouse Logistics employees will become employees of project44.
“Our mission is perfectly aligned with project44. By coming together to create the largest visibility platform across North America and Europe, our customers will be able to capture the deep business value that a single global provider can enable, while gaining access to the high-fidelity data analytics, automation and predictability of the project44 advanced visibility platform,” adds Jesper Bennike, former chief executive officer of GateHouse Logistics and current executive vice president of business development of project44.