LOGISTICS software giant WiseTech Global announced it acquired Belgian software provider Intris, in a continuation of an acquisitions trend that has seen WiseTech take over other companies in Europe, North America, South America, Australasia and Asia.
With headquarters in Antwerp, Intris provides integrated software to various logistics services companies in Belgium and the Netherlands.
WiseTech CEO Richard White said bringing the company into the WiseTech Global group was another step in deepening its reach and capacity in Belgium.
“We welcome the Intris team and management, as we value their deep industry experience and product development knowledge,” he said.
“We understand the complexities and challenges borne by logistics providers facing EU trade changes, growing transaction volumes and increasing cross-border compliance requirements.
“This transaction, as part of the continued expansion of our global footprint and broader pan-European capability, will, over time, build further capabilities and productivity for all our customers.”
Intris managing director Patrick van de Looverbosch said his company was transforming its operations and technologies to better support the market and its customers.
“With WiseTech’s global strength and significant innovation capacity invested locally, we will accelerate our drive to improve our customers’ forwarding, warehousing and customs management capability,” he said.
Remaining under the leadership of Mr van de Looverbosch, Intris’ operations will be integrated within the WiseTech Global group and Intris will continue to deliver its powerful logistics software directly to its own customers, along with WiseTech’s integrated global logistics platform, CargoWise One.
The Intris product range includes TRIS Forwarding and Warehouse software, which offers customers integrated data flows from order through to invoice.
There is also the TRIS Customs Management System, which offers full customs compliance functionality, direct customs and port interfaces to European inland terminals.