- Closing the telematic gap for forwarders and carriers
- Fully compliant with GDPR standards
- Enables accurate measuring of emissions and helps carriers to reduce fuel consumption
Ulm, 20 October 2021 — Europe's leading digital freight platform Transporeon announces the closing of its strategic investment into ZeKju. By joining forces, Transporeon and ZeKju will offer digital, yet app-free and GDPR-compliant communication to facilitate exchange between shippers, carriers and logistics service providers.
ZeKju leverages popular messenger apps such as Telegram, Viber and WhatsApp, thereby, eliminating the need for drivers to install 10+ apps on their phone. With ZeKju, forwarders and carriers can close digital white spots and significantly reduce process costs. Key application areas of ZeKju include the digital transmission of transport information to drivers, communication of operational changes between involved parties and real-time proof-of-delivery (POD) collection.
In addition, logistics players profit from the GPS tracking capabilities provided by the tool. Especially carriers without proper telematics systems can now automatically communicate their position via the ZeKju application. For Transporeon together with its real-time visibility solution Transporeon Sixfold, the integration of ZeKju completes the capabilities of the companies’ real-time network. With ZeKju, in-transit visibility becomes available for every transport.
Furthermore, ZeKju's capabilities in combination with access to truck data make it possible to calculate key environmental indicators such as fuel consumption of a transport. This ability is key for companies that aim to reduce the carbon footprint of their transports but yet lack the data regarding the climate.
Transporeon CEO Stephan Sieber comments: “With ZeKju, we are offering our customers a further key solution in achieving a real-time enabled network. It is a huge step forward towards closing the telematic gap for forwarders and carriers as ZeKju also allows customers that are not connected to the telematics network to benefit from in-transport visibility. Fully compliant with GDPR and with the capability to deliver telematic data to calculate key environmental indicators, ZeKju can also make an important contribution for our customers to reach their sustainability goals.”
ZeKju CEO Hendrik Rosenboom adds: “Transporeon is the ideal partner to make the benefits of our tool available to a broader number of logistics professionals. We are thrilled to work with such a strong partner and become an integral part of the functionalities offered by the Transporeon Network.”
ZeKju develops a platform that replaces error-prone and time-consuming telephone and SMS chains. Our technology allows dispatchers and truck drivers to exchange text messages, documents, and images digitally. In addition, ZeKju enables next-generation automation by integrating real-time truck data such as geolocation, axle load or CO2 emissions. Our services use omnipresent consumer messengers (e.g. WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber) and thus not require any additional software nor app installations by truck drivers or dispatchers. All information is routed via secure ZeKju servers. Data privacy management and data security are of the highest importance for ZeKju.
At Transporeon, our goal is to bring transportation in sync with the world. Our cloud-based transportation sourcing and management platform powers the most experienced network of shippers, suppliers, retailers, goods recipients, and carriers in the world. Founded in 2000, we help our 1,300+ active global shippers and our 120,000+ carriers transport goods more efficiently and sustainably than ever before. Our team is made up of more than 1;000 highly skilled, committed, and creative professionals, sitting in one of our eight office locations. Together we speak 25 different languages, helping us serve our global customers and partners and manage our 20 million annual global transports. In addition to our core Transporeon Execution Solutions, procurement, and market intelligence solutions, we also offer Real-Time visibility with Sixfold and payment services with ControlPay. By combining this deep industry knowledge with technical expertise, we can provide a holistic approach to transport management. This leads to greater transparency, increased efficiency, and improved sustainability — helping us truly become a driving force for good and bringing transportation in sync with the world.