Our Purpose: Bringing transportation in sync with the world

The Transporeon journey started with a simple purpose: to connect shippers and carriers. Now more than 20 years into that journey, Transporeon has become the Transportation Management Platform, a diverse portfolio of freight applications that equally serves all participants in the network: shippers, brokers, logistics service providers, asset-based carriers as well as goods recipients. Our focus is on digitalising and transforming transportation for all. 

Transportation is essential to the global flow of goods -- life sustaining goods. Transportation is the connective tissue linking people, places and things. Transportation carries the economy on its back. But transportation is still vulnerable to unexpected changes and challenges. The last few years have shown the chaos that results when our transportation system is knocked out of sync with the world. 

Thanks to new solutions, innovations and readily available digital support, Transporeon continues to create efficiencies in transport execution that have a positive impact on the economy, boost individual business results and benefit the environment. Transporeon is bringing transportation in sync with our world.

The Transporeon Platform creates value for its members around the clock. Our product teams are focused on three major tenets that drive our innovation and strategy: Automation, Real-Time Insights and Collaboration.

AUTOMATION

Automation enables data-driven decision making within a collaborative, connected network using optionality, past patterns, present data and future predictions. 

 

Transporeon optimises both economic and ecological outcomes by continuously adding smart automation into the platform. We help users to get better answers faster and, in some cases, allow for ‘hands-free’ decision-making. Move past collecting data from the transactions executed and start generating transactions from the data available.  

REAL-TIME INSIGHTS

Real-time insights ensure that business processes run smoother, while reducing economic and ecological waste. 
 

Control is at the heart of optimisation. The ability to make the right decisions at the right time and having the right insights at your fingertips. Whether it is visibility into CO2 emissions, access to spot rates, an overview of capacity or simple ETAs for a transport, real-time insights combined with execution capabilities enable enterprise to predict future states, intervene in real-time when things go wrong and take control of the efficiency of their operations. 

COLLABORATION

Collaboration generates greater operational efficiencies and positive ecological benefits, particularly for processes related to dock scheduling, freight matching and audit/settlement actions.  
 

At the beginning of our journey in 2000, we learned that connectivity is just a starting point. Transporeon connects shippers and carriers and provides network-wide interoperability. As a part of our network, customers value that interoperability – the opportunity to do business with partners they have never met before. 

Transportation is the connective tissue linking everything

Transporeon and Trimble are committed to transforming industries, and the strengths and history of both companies are profoundly complementary. Both have a deep understanding of the challenges that lie in the spaces between companies and believe in the importance of transportation's role as the connective tissue linking our world. Transporeon and Trimble are better together. 

Everyone needs a purpose in life, a North Star, a raison d'être, a compelling vision. At Transporeon, ours is to bring transportation in sync with the world.

Transporeon joined the Trimble family in 2023. Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

Facts & Figures

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supported languages
1400
connected industrial and commercial companies
1000
+
employees
158000
connected carriers

Our Management

Christopher Keating

Senior Vice President Transporeon

Peter Maluck

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Nikolay Pargov

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Philipp Pfister

Chief Customer Experience Officer (CCEO)

Jesper Bennike

Chief Product Officer (CPO)

Nick Ghia

Executive Director for Shipper Management

Jonah McIntire

Chief Network Officer (CNO)

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locations worldwide

Europe

Berlin

Chausseestraße 103
10115 Berlin
Germany
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Ulm

Heidenheimer Straße 55/1
89075 Ulm
Germany
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Kempten

Heisinger Straße 12
87437 Kempten
Germany
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Paris

Wojo Coeur Défense
110 Espl. du Général de Gaulle,
92400 Courbevoie,
France
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Krakow

ul. Gen. Bohdana Zielińskiego 24
30-320 Kraków
Poland
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Vienna

Taborstraße 1
1020 Vienna
Austria
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Tallinn

Telliskivi 60a/8
10412 Tallinn
Estonia
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Tartu

Paju 2
50603 Tartu
Estonia
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Breda

Hoge Mosten 22A
4822 NH Breda
Netherlands
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Kyiv

"Gloria" Business Park
Chuchupakiv Brativ str., 9, letter B
03022 Kyiv
Ukraine
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Mönchengladbach

Blumenberger Str. 143-145
41061 Mönchengladbach
Germany
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Nørresundby

Bouet Møllevej 3-5
DK-9400 Nørresundby
Denmark
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Mannheim

Augustaanlage 32
68165 Mannheim
Germany
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Asia

Singapore

60 Paya Lebar Road
Paya Lebar Square #10-18
Singapore 409051
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Hyderabad

Prashanthi Towers
H.No 8-2-293/82/564, A43, 2nd Floor
Road No. 92, Jubilee Hills
Hyderabad 500034
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Americas

Philadelphia

500 Office Center Drive, Suite 400
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
United States of America
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Campinas

Av. Antônio Artioli, 570, Swiss Park
SP - Brazil
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Berlin

Chausseestraße 103
10115 Berlin
Germany
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Ulm

Heidenheimer Straße 55/1
89075 Ulm
Germany
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Kempten

Heisinger Straße 12
87437 Kempten
Germany
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Paris

Wojo Coeur Défense
110 Espl. du Général de Gaulle,
92400 Courbevoie,
France
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Krakow

ul. Gen. Bohdana Zielińskiego 24
30-320 Kraków
Poland
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Vienna

Taborstraße 1
1020 Vienna
Austria
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Tallinn

Telliskivi 60a/8
10412 Tallinn
Estonia
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Tartu

Paju 2
50603 Tartu
Estonia
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Breda

Hoge Mosten 22A
4822 NH Breda
Netherlands
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Kyiv

"Gloria" Business Park
Chuchupakiv Brativ str., 9, letter B
03022 Kyiv
Ukraine
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Mönchengladbach

Blumenberger Str. 143-145
41061 Mönchengladbach
Germany
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Nørresundby

Bouet Møllevej 3-5
DK-9400 Nørresundby
Denmark
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Mannheim

Augustaanlage 32
68165 Mannheim
Germany
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Singapore

60 Paya Lebar Road
Paya Lebar Square #10-18
Singapore 409051
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Hyderabad

Prashanthi Towers
H.No 8-2-293/82/564, A43, 2nd Floor
Road No. 92, Jubilee Hills
Hyderabad 500034
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Philadelphia

500 Office Center Drive, Suite 400
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
United States of America
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Campinas

Av. Antônio Artioli, 570, Swiss Park
SP - Brazil
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Our History

2022

In January 2022 Transporeon kicked off the year with a strategic partnership with Freightos, the global freight booking platform, adding key data feeds to extend its market intelligence reach and depth. Later in the year an alliance with UTA Edenred introduced the availability of a co-branded fuel card to Transporeon’s community of operators. Innovation was in full flow during the year with the launch of Carbon Visibility, additional capability added to Real Time Yard Management and the introduction of Freight Matching for Forwarders. Two further acquisitions took place early in the year with the addition of SupplyStack, a key player in transportation management, and Nexogen, a leading operative in the LSP market for fleet optimisation. Then later in the year Transporeon acquired Tracks, a start up focused on sustainability with a key product offering sophisticated carbon calculation algorithms. To end a busy year Transporeon announced that Trimble, an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works, were to acquire them to strengthen and accelerate their connect and scale strategy, particularly in their transportation division.

2021

In January Transporeon partners with Peripass to offer enhanced Yard Management solutions and bridge the gap between the road and the loading dock. At the same time, Real-time Yard Management enters the pilot phase. Combining Time Slot Management with Real-Time Visibility information allows dynamic rebooking of time slots and provides a real-time view of yard activities. In June Transporeon acquired TNX Logistics. TNX provides autonomous spot freight procurement services. Their technology optimizes spot buying by reducing costs and increasing efficiency, with Artificial Intelligence leading pricing and decision-making. It is used by some of the largest and most demanding freight forwarders, brokers and shippers across five continents. This acquisition helps Transporeon by offering cost savings - through the use of advanced technology- to shippers and forwarders. This will allow them and current customers to save more than 7% on their usual spot freight costs. In the latter part of the year Transporeon further extended its partner network with several parties including Tive, a leading in-transit visibility provider, Roambee, a sensor-driven supply chain visibility leader and Zejku, a digital communications provider. In addition Transporeon advanced its sustainability initiatives with a commitment to climate neutrality and a focus on the Fit for 55 program. Finally in December, a further acquisition was made with LogitOne ensuring Transporeon’s future capability in ocean execution and visibility.

2020

Transporeon celebrates its 20th anniversary. Today, the company is one of the world’s leading logistics platforms with almost 1,000 employees in 11 offices around the world all working towards the common purpose of bringing transportation in sync with the world. In March the company launches its new logistics portal Transporeon Insights including a dashboard view of the most recent data on its platform and their market intelligence work. This is further enriched with high-quality content such as eBooks, blog posts, videos and news content from media partners. In July Transporeon becomes a member of the European Technology Platform ALICE as the first TMS provider. The members of ALICE share the same ambition of making logistics in Europe more efficient and eco-friendly through constant innovation. In September Transporeon starts creating the largest visibility-enabled network and upgrades its network to make Real Time Visibility a standard for all their shipper and carrier customers. Also, in September, the company merges with ControlPay, the European leader in Freight Audit and Payment solutions.  

2019

Transporeon is expanding its service offering and has entered a strategic partnership with Sixfold , a provider of real-time shipment tracking. Private investment company Hg, one of Europe’s most experienced software and growth investors, has invested in Transporeon Group. In November Transporeon reinforces the management team – Stephan Sieber becomes new CEO.

2018

The leading German supplier for market intelligence solutions, Tim Consult,  joins the Group and expands big data and market intelligence offerings. With the start of the pilot phase of the “Connecting Load Agent”, Transporeon gives a first look at what logistics software can do in the area of predictive analytics.

2017

Transporeon is once again one of the fastest-growing technology companies and has received several international awards for its successes. The growth course also continues in France with a new office in the La Défense quarter of Paris.

2016

Transporeon places great value on comprehensive information security. Therefore, the company pursues its first DIN ISO/IEC 27001 certification for the Transporeon platform.

2015

Transporeon appears for the first time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems . The annually published reports are used for guidance in many industries worldwide when evaluating and selecting service providers.

2014

Mercareon expands its product range with an evaluation module. Ticontract launches the powerful “combinatorial optimisation” function; Transporeon focuses on telematics and mobile services. According to global research and advisory firm Gartner, software-as-a-service revenues will total 21.3 billion dollars by the end of the year.

2013

Ticontract adds freight invoice verification, a self-billing mode and benchmarking. Transporeon develops its first app, making real-time tracking of shipments possible. The workforce doubles within three years, and revenues again achieve double-digit growth.

2012

The Transporeon Group has almost 250 employees, and opens offices and companies in Singapore. New functions from Transporeon are aimed at transparency for goods recipients and integration of transport documents. Facebook  now has 1 billion users worldwide.

2011

Transporeon is awarded the “Technology Fast 50 Award” from Deloitte and is ranked 27th among the fastest-growing technology companies in Germany. Projects are carried out in the United States, Russia and China; an office is opened in Philadelphia.

2010

The Transporeon Group hires its 150th staff member, meaning it has more than doubled in size within three years. Ticontract is expanded to include Rate Management. Instagram is available in the App Store and the first iPad makes its debut: Apple revolutionises the market once again.

2009

The Group develops a new platform to meet the specific requirements of incoming delivery management at retail warehouses and distribution centres. The  name of this time slot management spin-off is Mercareon. Twitter is the Internet phenomenon of the year.

2007

The Group rises to become one of the European logistics market leaders and is now successfully active in the Benelux countries, France, Great Britain and Italy. The 70 Transporeon employees celebrate the company’s nomination for the Deutscher Gründerpreis award for entrepreneurship. Over 3.7 million iPhones are sold in the first year.

2006

Transporeon expands and successfully completes projects in Austria and Poland. This activity is followed by the founding of a subsidiary in Krakow to deal with business in Eastern Europe.  Media speculation over the planned launch of a mobile phone by Apple intensifies.

2005

The Ticontract platform for electronic logistics tendering is born of a customer project and becomes a spin-off of Transporeon. The new platform’s team relocates to Kempten one year later. Author Tim O’Reilly coins the term Web 2.0.

2003

Previously available Transporeon solutions for transport assignment are complemented by a system for managing loading and unloading on ramps; one of the first time slot management systems appears on the market. Mark Zuckerberg launches a predecessor of Facebook.

2000

A few days after their final exams, the friends Axel Busch, Peter Förster, Roland Hötzl and Marc-Oliver Simon found the start-up Transporeon. The name is derived from "transport" and the ancient Greek word “emporeon” (marketplace).

1999

During the same autumn that sees the launch of the first music file-sharing site Napster, and with the whole world intoxicated by the “new economy” and the dot-com bubble, four students in Ulm decide to set up their own business once their exams are over.

 

Code of Conduct

Since the first day of business more than 20 years ago, Transporeon has ensured that all actions were in line with applicable laws, rules and ethics. In April 2023, Transporeon was acquired by Trimble. Our commitment to professionalism, dependability and fairness remain unchanged, but as we are now a Trimble company our code of conduct changes to the Trimble Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Transporeon Anonymous Reporting Channel

Transporeon does not tolerate misconduct or unethical behavior of any kind. To ensure the wellbeing of our people and integrity as a company, we offer a system to quickly, easily and confidentially report any concerns.

All submissions made via this form will be processed by Trimble’s confidential Ethics Hotline system. For further information please reach out to the EthicsPoint Hotline.