Paris, October 10, 2018 - Shippeo, the leading supply chain visibility platform in Europe, opens operations in the United Kingdom, as part of its fast-moving strategy to meet shippers’ urgent requirement for predictive and real-time visibility of all their European road deliveries.
Hot on the heels of opening a new office in Amsterdam, the company is further expanding its presence and team. Steve Holmes, who joins the company as Sales Director for the UK, brings over 15 years of Business Development and Sales experience in the logistics, retail and manufacturing sectors to the role. Prior to joining Shippeo, Steve was Head of Business Development and General Manager at 3t Logistics, where he increased turnover from £2.5 million in 2011 to over £18 million in 2018. Steve will be based at the company’s new offices in Holborn, London.
"The United Kingdom is the second largest economy in Europe, and road freight remains the most important way to move goods around the union. Establishing a strong presence in the UK is a strategic imperative for Shippeo, as we seek to cement our position as European leaders”, said Lucien Besse, COO and co-founder of Shippeo. "Due to the volume of freight being transported via road in the United Kingdom, the road network is quite busy. Providing shippers with predictive and real-time visibility of their deliveries can therefore significantly improve the efficiency of their supply chain operations. We are very excited to welcome Steve to the team, and to use his skills and experience to rapidly grow our business in the UK."
"Having spent the last seven years building a successful business in the logistics sector, I am really looking forward to bringing my knowledge and expertise to bear in this new role at Shippeo”, says Steve Holmes. "In 2017, the UK moved 152 billion tonne kilometres as road freight, and Shippeo is an exciting new European player in this sector. Using our expertise to more efficiently and cost-effectively transport this freight around the UK, and therefore helping enterprises achieve operational excellence, is a challenge I'm looking forward to fulfilling."