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20 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:39 GMT+2

July 9, 2019

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GEFCO buys the digital platform Chronotruck

The service is planned in order to connect shippers and conveyors

Logistic group French GEFCO has bought the Chronotruck compatriot, a society started in the 2016 that manages a digital platform in order to connect shippers and conveyors. The acquisition - it has explained the transalpine group - supports the oriented strategy of GEFCO to integrate in own activities the new technologies, in order to improve the customer experience and to offer services completely digitized that they answer to the necessities of the logistic ecosystems of anticipates and of the future.

Through the Chronotruck platform it offers to the enterprises the access to the nearer conveyors and an innovative pocketbook of digitized services, included a system of instantaneous estimate, the geolocalizzazione, the confirmation of happened delivery (POD) and the invoicing electronic. To the conveyors, the digital platform offers the opportunity to optimize the flows, affording to the trucks to collect the goods in the same geographic area and to operate fully loaded. Chronotruck has announced that until now it has offered own services to about 9.000 customers.

Chronotruck will remain an independent entity, becoming a GEFCO brand. "The competences of Chronotruck - the managing director of GEFCO, Luc Nadal has commented - will help to obtain a change us of step in the logistic processes of our customers and to improve the customer experience thanks to the digitalisation. The partnership it will moreover allow to reduce our environmental print, assuring that the trucks are employed to the maximum ability".

The managing director of Chronotruck, Rodolphe Allard, has evidenced that the acquisition by the logistic group constitutes "a fantastic opportunity for Chronotruck. Today - it has explained - Chronotruck is present mainly on the French market, but we are determined to value the wide Network of GEFCO, the geographic presence and the ability to approach new customers, from the field of the FMGC to that of the industrial production. I am convinced that the combination of our forces creates a extremely powerful solution for shippers and conveyors, that brings a great added value".

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