Cloud-based logistics runs in our blood

In fewer than 20 years, Transporeon grew from a small startup to become a multinational logistics software company with more than 700 employees and operations the world over. The secret to our success? Keeping focused. We follow one principle and link all logistics players in the supply chain to our platforms. By combining our deep industry knowledge with IT expertise and an authentic concern for our customers, we now maintain one of the largest cloud-based logistics platforms in the world.

Our cloud-based logistics applications provide end-to-end transportation management software solutions – a full-service portfolio for shippers, suppliers, retailers, goods recipients and carriers.

This enables shared efficiencies for all logistics partners in the supply chain. Our large data set and AI-driven platforms also allow you and all other network users to continually optimize processes through each transportation cycle. The more you use Transporeon, the more efficient your processes become.

In addition to our flagship Transporeon products, we have a family of sub-brands for specialized purposes. Ticontract optimizes transportation sourcing and contract management between shippers and carriers. Mercareon is our time slot management and yard management solution specifically for retailers. Tim Consult is your inside source for logistics consulting and market intelligence.

Dates & facts

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Founded in the year 2000

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700+ employees

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1,200 connected industrial and commercial companies

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>100,000 connected carriers

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> 5 million trucks on the platform

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24 languages spoken in customer service

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8 service locations distributed over several time zones

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€20 billion in freight handled via Transporeon platforms each year

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> 450 connected commercial hubs

Our awards

  • ISO-certified information security

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award

  • Forbes Diamond Award in Poland

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant

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We place great value on comprehensive information security. Which is why operation of our platforms has been certified in accordance with DIN ISO/IEC 27001. This certification shows that we are one of only a few cloud logistics software suppliers that fulfill high international standards for information security.

Transporeon has been recognised several times as one of the fastest growing technology companies, receiving the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award for the fifth time in a row and, in Poland, the Diamonds Forbes Award. Assologistica, the Italian association of logistics companies, has repeatedly named us the logistics company of the year thanks to our innovative product solutions.

Transporeon Sp.z o.o – the Polish subsidiary of the Transporeon Group – was recognized on May 18, 2017 as one of Poland’s fastest-growing companies in the highly prestigious Diamonds Forbes 2017 (DIAMENTY FORBESA 2017) awards. To achieve this significant recognition, the financial growth of Transporeon in Poland was tracked by the Forbes organization throughout a three-year period – a time when many businesses in Poland were challenged by economic difficulty and unpredictability.

In 2018, Transporeon was listed for the third 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. In the current Gartner Magic Quadrant, Transporeon is again recognised with a Notable Mention and is one of just a few companies to be especially highlighted.

Our Management

Our Advisory Board

Dan Dershem

Dan brings a broad view of the global supply chain industry having worked as a member of the management team at a leading 3PL, had responsibility for a multi-billion-dollar global supply chain, been a founder of a global SaaS technology company, and an investor and advisor in numerous supply chain companies.

Dan is the Managing General Partner for Supply Chain Ventures (SCV) where he has served as an investor and advisor since 2008.  SCV invests and mentors early stage supply chain technology companies focusing on networks that are enabled by big data, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics.  Previously he was the CEO and co-founder of LeanLogistics (BluJay Solutions), Senior Vice President of Global Logistics for Brambles/CHEP, and Vice-President of Operations for Total Logistic Control (Ryder). 

Dan served as the Chairman of the Board of Transporeon from 2016-2019 and continues as a Non-Executive Director post the acquisition by Hg Capital.  He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of LLamasoft, a non-executive Director for Transplace and Sandymount Technologies, and stepped down from the Board of MacroPoint upon the sale to Descartes.  He serves as an Advisor/Investor to Alaiko, Foxtrot.io, LeafLogistics, Levadata, Lineage Logistics, LoadSmart, Lumina Analytics, Mercado Labs, Perishable Solutions Inc, RPA Labs, Shipmonk, Sixfold, Supply.ai, Resilinc, and Work Truck Solutions.

Dan graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, Highest Distinction.

Hermann Ude (Chairman of the Board)

Hermann joined the Board of Transporeon in 2016 and was appointed chairman in 2019.

After working at McKinsey & Co. for 7 years he joined DHL in 1998 where he held a number of senior positions. As the CEO of DHL Freight, he led the restructuring of the loss making 4bn € Roadfreight business. Subsequently he led the DHL Global Forwarding, Freight business, world market leader in Airfreight and global No. 2 in Oceanfreight and European Roadfreight as CEO and Member of the Board of Deutsche Post AG. During his tenure the business showed record growth rates and almost doubled Results.

Since 2012 Hermann is actively investing in businesses that drive digitalization in their respective sectors. Next to his role at Transporeon he is chairman of the Board at Prospitalia a leading GPO and digitalization and Managing Partner at tts, a Technology company in the space of digital transformation.

„Digitalization should contribute to the wellbeing of people. It should deliver superior insights, allow improved choices and more sustainable living. The offering of Transporeon is manifest of this imperative. Less administration, higher levels of compliance, full transparency for participants on the platform be it shippers, 3PL or Carriers. In the future climate change will require solutions that accelerate the utilization of existing assets and sector productivity and Transporeon will be the key enabler.”

Justin von Simson

Justin is a Managing Partner, Member of the Hg Investment Committee, the Realisation Committee and is also a member of the Hg board. Justin is also responsible for Hg’s Munich office.

Justin joined Hg in 2002. He is currently a Director of Noventic, Mobility Holding, Transporeon and P&I. His previous investment activities included F24, Medifox, Raet, STP, QUNDIS, SimonsVoss, Teufel, SFC, SLV, Schleich, Hofmann Menü, Schenck Process, Hirschmann and FTE.

Prior to Hg, Justin was employed by Goldman Sachs and Deloitte. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

Marc-Oliver Simon

Immediately after graduating in August 2000, Marc founded Transporeon in Ulm, Germany together with former fellow students. He held various positions in the company, such as CFO and CCO, as Co-CEO and CEO.

He helped grow the company organically from zero to 85 million Euros ARR, and from four to 750 employees, making Transporeon the leading logistics platform in Europe with a global presence in the US and Asia. The product portfolio was expanded through mergers and acqui-hires.

He led the company through three sales processes to private equity investors and joined the board in January 2020.

Martin Mack

Until end of 2019 Martin was the Chief Technology Officer of Transporeon and was responsible for the Product Management departments in our company. 

Martin has spent many years working deep in the detail of all technical things in our company. He led a team of highly experienced and dedicated specialists whose “collective intelligence” enables the provision of proactive technical services and powerful applications.

Martin joined the Board Team in January 2020.

Michael Kleinemeier

Michael was a member of the SAP Executive Board of SAP SE. He led the SAP Services and Support organization. He was appointed to the Executive Board on November 1, 2015. In this role he was responsible for driving software adoption, ensuring customers implement and run what they buy whilst safeguarding maintenance and subscription. 

Michael has held various leadership positions at SAP. In 2013, he was appointed President of the region Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE), where he was responsible for all market activities and the entire SAP product portfolio in this region. 

 In 2012, he was Head of Global End-to-End Services. In this capacity, Michael was responsible for driving sales and market adoption of SAP’s latest solutions. In parallel, he served as President of the DACH Region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) from 2010 - 2012. 

In 2007, Michael was appointed Head of Industry Solutions and Corporate Officer of SAP. From 2001 to 2007, he was Managing Director of SAP Deutschland. During that time, he was also President of the former EMEA Central (DACH and the Benelux countries) sales region. From 1989 to 1999, he held key positions in Sales, Consulting, and Training at SAP. 

Michael holds a degree in commercial management from the University of Paderborn.

Stefan Margolis

Stefan is a Partner at Hg, focusing on software and technology investments in the German speaking region and covering Supply Chain/ ERP and Healthcare Software across Europe. He is currently a Board Director of Transporeon, Medifox and STP. Further Hg investments Stefan has been involved in include e-conomic, Speedledger, P&I Personal und Informatik AG, Eucon, Visma and Teufel.

Stefan joined Hg’s Munich office at the beginning of 2013. Previously, he spent three and a half years at private equity firm Warburg Pincus where he was part of the Services and TMT Team. Stefan started his career at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was part of the private equity team and worked across different industries and geographies for three years.

Stefan holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nuremberg and studied at Babson College in Boston as well as UADE in Buenos Aires. Additionally, Stefan holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Dr. Thomas Lieb

Thomas is currently chairing the Supervisory Board of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

Previously he was Member of the Management Board of Schenker for 15 years and accountable for different Business Units and headed the Board as CEO from 2008 till 2015.
During his tenure as CEO of Schenker he joined as well the Executive Board of Deutsche Bahn for many years.

His areas of Expertise are Global Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Leadership. He earned his Ph.D as a Research Associate at the Institute of Transportation Management and Logistics in Mannheim and his Master´s Degree in Business Administration as well at the University of Mannheim.

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Our History

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 optimization” 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 and Moscow. 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 revolutionizes 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 centers. 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 freight sourcing 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 shipment execution 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.

Our Brands and Affiliates

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Mercareon optimizes retail delivery

The Mercareon cloud platform provides customised SaaS solutions to optimize the inbound goods process for retailers. The logistics software controls incoming deliveries at the loading dock and improves all other upstream and downstream processes.

 

350+ retail warehouses managed by Mercareon
5,000+ connected suppliers
Used in 15 countries throughout Europe

Ticontract - e-sourcing made easy!

Our leading cloud platform for electronic freight sourcing is a strategic tool for purchasing transportation services and helping shippers optimize their freight cost management processes.

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8,500+ logistics RFQs per year
5 million+ carriers on our platforms
Qualified supplier profiles from 100+ countries

Market intelligence with Tim Consult

Tim Consult is an international consulting company and leading provider of benchmarking and market intelligence for all modes of transport. The data specialist develops solutions for efficient freight purchasing, intelligent transport management, optimised value-added networks and innovative big-data applications.

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1,700+ successful projects
Customers include almost all DAX 30 companies and more than half of the Fortune 100 industrial companies.
Regular industry events

Code of conduct

At Transporeon, we pay particular attention to ensuring that our actions are in line with applicable laws and general expectations of rules-compliant and ethically correct behavior. We want to be economically successful while preserving a high level of integrity and meeting our responsibilities to society. All employees and managers, as well as our business partners and customers, can trust that our work is marked by professionalism, dependability and fairness. To achieve these goals, we have established group-wide mandatory rules that guide us in our business dealings. They are the foundation for the decisions and actions of the company and of each individual.

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