The logistics service provider H.Essers, founded in 1928, has its headquarters in Genk in Belgium. It offers personalised and integrated transport and logistics solutions and ranks among the "big players" of the industry. The company currently has more than 850,000 m² of warehousing space and a fleet of 1,150 semi-trailer trucks and 2,200 trailers. Since January 2011 TimoCom's first customer in the Netherlands, Van der Wal Tiel, has joined H.Essers group as a subsidiary. From now on TC Truck&Cargo® is made available to all European branches of H.Essers to further optimise transport business.
Procurement platforms make work more efficient
Whereas with the web-based freight and vehicle exchange TC Truck&Cargo® all companies involved in transport can access up to 30,000 freight and vehicle offers daily Europe-wide, with TC eBid® they can reach up to 30,000 verified transport service providers in the whole of Europe per online tender. President Noël Essers lists the benefits of this partnership: "Given the large variety of transport offers it is easy to find a suitable service provider, especially if you are on the road in foreign countries a lot - like it is the case for us. Expensive empty runs are almost a thing of the past now". What we consider to be particularly favourable is that TimoCom is strongly committed to security - no matter if it is regarding secure access to its software or the verification of service providers".
TimoCom's Chief Representative Marcel Frings is pleased that the company was able to convince H.Essers of its products and services: "We are planning to expand this partnership continuously. One of the next steps will be to integrate their transport management system in TC Truck&Cargo® via TC Connect so planners can enter data faster and more efficiently. The cooperation with H.Essers is just as it should be - a win-win situation for both companies headed for the future."