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(04-07-22)
Bpost 5.59€ +0.09%
DP-DHL 35.85€ +0.31%
FedEx 223.61$ -1.37%
Post.at 27.65€ +1.10%
PostNL 2.87€ -0.73%
Royal Mail 270.30p +0.22%
UPS 184.99$ +1.34%
SUPPLIERS

Geek+ and Reesink Logistic Solutions announce new European partnership

Robotics and AI firm Geek+ has teamed up with system integrator Reesink Logistic Solutions in a non-exclusive cooperation to deploy autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technologies in businesses across Europe. 

 

Wingcopter raises $42 million to speed up production

Wingcopter, a German manufacturer of eVTOL, fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and provider of drone delivery services, has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors, including a supermarket giant. 

 

Instabox expands in the Netherlands with new PLUS and H&M partnerships

Fast-growing Swedish logtech company Instabox is continuing its rapid expansion in the Netherlands through partnerships with the supermarket chain PLUS and fashion retailer H&M.

 

Cleveron Mobility teams up with DHL and DPD to bring autonomous deliveries to Europe

Estonian autonomous robot manufacturer Cleveron has teamed up with leading logistics firms DHL Express and DPD to trial its on-demand autonomous solution for last mile delivery operations on the streets of Tallinn, the country’s capital. 

 

HAI ROBOTICS raises $100m for R&D

HAI ROBOTICS, specialised in autonomous case-handling robotic systems (ACR), has received over $100 million in a D+ round of financing for further research and development purposes.

 

Hurricane Commerce partners fintech Plusius for seamless cross-border flows

Cross-border e-commerce data specialist Hurricane Commerce has teamed up with Swedish fintech Plusius in what the two firms call a “world first” strategic partnership to help customers achieve “seamless cross border e-commerce.”

 

SVT Robotics and Locus Robotics to accelerate robotics integration in warehouses

Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment centres, has partnered with SVT Robotics, a provider of software that orchestrates robots in hubs, to accelerate the integration of Locus’ bots in fulfilment warehouses.

 

Descartes buys parcel shipping platform following strong financial results

Canadian firm Descartes Systems Group, a provider of software-as-a-service logistics solutions, has announced the US$65 million acquisition of e-commerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions provider XPS Technologies following strong Q1FY23 financial results, which saw revenues increase by 18% year-on-year (YoY).

 

GreyOrange teams up with Blue Yonder to speed up fulfillment for customers

Omnichannel fulfillment platform GreyOrange partnered with Blue Yonder to leverage their combined digital warehouse management system (WMS) and order management system (OMS) solutions to modernise fulfillment operations for retailers, brands and manufacturers across North America, EMEA and Latin America. 

 

Radial deploys Locus Robotics’ autonomous mobile robots at fourth warehouse

Hurricane Commerce and AEB sign strategic customs data partnership

Odin Automotive becomes B-ON and partners Hitachi for last-mile electrification solution

Metapack signs up Homerr for sustainable Benelux deliveries

GreyOrange closes US$110m financing deal to drive global growth

Renault Trucks launches multi-modal EV concept for last mile deliveries

Bringg launches cross-cloud delivery and returns offering on Salesforce AppExchange

Trimble Maps reports on successful cooperation with delivery firm Yodel

Volvo Trucks wins big Deutsche Post DHL electric truck order

Scurri chooses Hurricane as cross-border data partner

Zebra Technologies launches new mobile computing solution for front-line workers

Quadient and Decathlon strengthen locker partnership in France

Volta Trucks unveils full-electric 7.5- and 12-tonne variants

Agility Robotics raises US$150m to accelerate development of next-gen robot

Fives equips DHL’s new Abu Dhabi hub

Asda and Vanderlande extend long-term warehouse automation partnership

Instabox closes US$190m growth equity round and begins German expansion

MHS and Fortna to form global logistics automation company

Yodel boosts productivity with ProGlove wearable scanners

Vanderlande adds advanced automated picking robot to warehouse solutions portfolio

Rakuten Super Logistics picks Zebra Technologies’ robots to triple productivity

SwipBox to install a parcel locker network for Greek e-commerce platform Skroutz

Volta Trucks to open service hub in Paris and plans facilities in other European countries by 2023

BT digitalises Deutsche Post DHL global logistics

Google launches last-mile delivery optimisation solutions

Locus Robotics introduces new robots and wins GXO Logistics deal

Parcelly secures US$6.7m in Series A funding for US and European expansion

GoFor will drive out Odin’s electric vans in US and Canada

Kindred launches AI-powered robotic solution to automate small parcel induction process

Berkshire Grey and Swisslog offer AI-enabled robotic warehousing solutions

Instabox strengthens Dutch presence with 55 new smart lockers

Quadient to “significantly expand” DHL’s Swedish parcel locker network in 2022

Cleveron expands automated pickup range with new compact grocery locker

PostNord Finland to deploy SwipBox parcel lockers outdoors

Siemens Logistics launches compact singulator for parcel sortation

Volocopter raises US$170m in Series E financing

Geodis teams up with Renault Trucks to develop new electric truck for urban logistics

Workhorse Group to retire flagship EV and release three new models following troubled 2021

E2open acquires Logistyx Technologies for US$185 million

Hermes UK invests in Hurricane cross-border data solutions for international growth

SwipBox triples revenue in 2021 in record-breaking business year

Volta Trucks raises €230m in latest funding round

KEBA strengthens industrial automation offering with drag&bot acquisition

Siemens Logistics wins GLS Spain hub contract

Bringg promotes multi-carrier last-mile deliveries

Pitney Bowes launches PitneyShip Pro

Scandit hits $1bn valuation with latest funding

GLS chooses MHS to automate new Italy hub

Open Pricer improves Jadlog pricing decisions

ODIN Automotive starts production of StreetScooter electric vehicles

Starship robots get €50m drive from EU investment bank

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PEOPLE

Parcelly appoints Christopher Marett as General Manager for the US

PUDO solution provider Parcelly has appointed Christopher Marett as General Manager for the US to accelerate its expansion in the country.

 

DPD Germany appoints Walter Johne as Director Fulfillment

DPD Germany is strengthening fast-growing Fulfillment activities with the appointment of Walter Johne to run the business as of 1 July 2022. 

 

Brie Carere promoted to FedEx Chief Customer Officer

FedEx has promoted Brie Carere, previously Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, to be the company’s first Chief Customer Officer. She was also named co-President and co-CEO of FedEx Services, a role she will share with Rob Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. 

 

Bala Subramanian is new UPS Chief Digital and Technology Officer

UPS has appointed Bala Subramanian to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Technology Officer, with effect from July 18, 2022. 

 

Evri wins digital expert as Chief Product Officer

Evri (formerly Hermes) has named Joe Tarragano as Chief Product Officer as part of its continuing investment in product development, customer experience and digital innovation. 

 

Beumer names new CEO

Sorting systems specialist Beumer Group has announced a change of leadership as it aims to maintain its successful growth.

 

Rick Fletcher named head of UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics

UPS has appointed Rick Fletcher as the new president of UPS UK, Ireland and Nordics, tasked with continuing to grow the business “in the post-Brexit era”. 

 

Eric Dietz will be DPDgroup COO Europe

DPD Netherlands chief Eric Dietz has been promoted to the position of GeoPost/DPDgroup’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Europe and also Executive Vice President of GeoPost, as of 1st July 2022. 

 

Yves Delmas is new GeoPost/DPDgroup CEO

Yves Delmas has been officially appointed as the new CEO of La Poste subsidiary GeoPost and the DPDgroup parcel network, tasked with continuing its international growth strategy.

 

Jersey Post Group names Mark Siviter as new CEO

Mark Siviter - CEO of Jersey Post

Experienced postal and logistics manager Mark Siviter will become CEO of Jersey Post Group as the small postal operator steps up its global ambitions.

 

Richard de Haas will be new CEO DPD Belux

Former FedEx and TNT manager Richard de Haas will become CEO of DPD Belux (Belgium and Luxembourg) on 1 June 2022, succeeding Silvio Mestdagh who is retiring. 

 

Sonja Aboulez heads Austrian Post domestic parcels business

Michael Lamia heads GEODIS MyParcel

Richard Smith becomes president and CEO of FedEx Express

DHL stalwart Ken Allen heads Down Under to advise Toll Global Express

Kate Gutman heads UPS International as Scott Price retires

Bob Black is new Doddle deputy chairman

Luiz Vasconcelos heads FedEx Latin America region

Australia Post completes leadership team

Henri de Romrée returns as bpost North America CEO

Nicolas Sibuet is new Aramex CFO

Bob van Ierland heads PostNL Mail

Whistl appoints new Executive Chairman and CEO

James Edge is new bpost CTO

Post Luxembourg names new mail chief

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