Perfect transport partners with the Transporeon Transportation Management Platform

About the MACO Group

The MACO Group is one of the world market leaders for window and door hardware, specializing in burglar resistance and surface technologies and has received various awards, including the state seal of quality "Family and Work."

With sales in over 40 countries, the family-owned company employees 2,600+ employees across its 14 office locations and six production facilities. The group manages over 10,000 transports per year with a 96% export rate.

Before Transporeon, we had no Time Slot Management, and we never knew when the trucks would arrive. Now, our freight forwarders can book a time slot, improving the management of our yard so that it is no longer overcrowded.

Thomas Vock,
Logistics Coordinator Supply Chain Management,
MACO Produktions GmbH

The Challenge

The need for a “bigger” carrier pool

For MACO, it has always been a challenge to maximize their truck utilization. Through long experience, the double deck trailer has become their preferred truck type — but it can be hard to find in the market. As MACO’s business grew, it became increasingly necessary to find more transport partners.

Solution and Benefits

Transporeon’s modular Transportation Management Platform

In October 2021, MACO joined Transporeon’s Transportation Management Platform and started using some of its top-performing applications including Transport Execution Hub with Transport Assignment, Visibility Hub with Real-time Visibility and the Dock & Yard Hub with Time Slot Management — all with minimal effort, risk, and time to initiation.

Today, through the Transporeon network, MACO has enlarged their number of trusted carriers, including those with double deck trailer capacity.

Thanks to Time Slot Management, the warehouse team knows exactly when to expect trucks and is able to prepare goods in advance.


  • Grew carrier base by over 600%

  • Onboarded almost 50 carriers in year one

  • Better utilization of warehouse space

  • Reduced waiting and loading times

  • Improved tracking and reporting of all transports

Facts and Figures

Carriers onboarded in year one.
countries covered.

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Dock & Yard Management Hub

Time Slot Management

Time Slot Management
  • Full transparency of delivery and pick-up times for all parties 
  • Efficient use of resources due to the even and predictable distribution of loadings and unloadings
  • Reduction of waiting times for trucks by up to 40%
  • Audit-proof and legal compliance through fully documented processes
  • Quick response and operational optimization through fast communication and real-time data

Dock & Yard Management Hub

Time Slot Management for Retail

Time Slot Management for Retail
  • Increase handling capacity by up to 20%
  • Reduce driver wait times by up to 40%
  • Shorten loading times by up to 60 minutes
  • Audit and legal security
  • Completely documented processes

Dock & Yard Management Hub

Real-Time Yard Management

Real-Time Yard Management
  • Improve overall visibility and ability to predict changes.
  • Combine yard, transport, and warehouse management.
  • Automate arrivals, check-ins, and call-offs.
  • Avoid costs and fees caused by idle and inefficient processes.
  • Monitor, measure, and improve KPIs.

Visibility Hub


  • Reduce check calls and automate processes.
  • Increase performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Reduce wait and dwell times with more accurate ETAs.
  • Increase your on-time performance and avoid penalties  
  • Reduce CO2 emissions and empty mileage.

Transport Execution Hub

No-Touch Order

No-Touch Order
  • Automated shipment execution processes.
  • Fewer empty runs.
  • Cut process costs by up to 30%.

Transport Execution Hub

Best Carrier

Best Carrier
  • Access the spot market more easily.
  • Cut transaction costs by up to 19%.
  • React quickly to market fluctuations.
  • Improve process efficiency with better integrations.
  • Cloud-based system provides real-time transparency.

The importance of being on time

Transporeon’s Retail Time Slot Management isn’t just an effective solution to optimize workflow management and gain actionable insights into whole supply chain performance. Meno20 also relies on this application to ensure its status as a market-leading frost hub. Read the case study to discover how much easier it is to stay cool when you’re on time.

Time Slot Management for Retailers enables continuous improvement for leading Italian frost hub.
reduction in vehicle waiting times
of vehicles arrive on time
350 carriers & suppliers
connected to optimize workflow management