DHL Sells Route Planning Tool Greenplan To Its Management Team
The Deutsche Post DHL Group has divested Greenplan GmbH, a DHL owned route planning solution provider, to the current management team through a management buyout (MBO). Greenplan’s CEO, Dr. Clemens Beckmann, led the acquisition with Florian Merget, who was a key member of Greenplan’s strategy and business development team and is now co-owner and Managing Director of Greenplan GmbH.
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Greenplan will continue to manage and develop its cloud-based, dynamic route optimization business. Greenplan offers national and international logistics companies an attractive solution for improving business performance and customer satisfaction in a sustainable manner.
DHL Divest Greenplan To Focus On Core Business
“The commitment by Dr. Clemens Beckmann and Florian Merget to invest in and further develop the Greenplan solution marks an important step in the successful growth story of Greenplan. With the management buyout, the team will now accelerate the growth of that unique route planning solution provider”
“Smart route planning, based on a powerful algorithm, helps forwarders and customers with large fleets to optimize the utilization of their vehicles, to improve route planning, and ultimately reduce CO2 emissions by driving fewer kilometers.”Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer, DHL.
“Greenplan, having its roots in the world’s leading logistics company DHL and the renowned Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn, Germany, has created a superior solution to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of the transport industry, and making a big impact in fighting climate change”
“Together with the team we have the right industry knowledge, skill set and expertise needed to capture the global business opportunity. We are enthusiastic about this opportunity to drive the growth of Greenplan together as a team.”Dr. Clemens Beckmann, CEO, Greenplan.
With the transaction Deutsche Post DHL Group is following its commitment to focus on its core business of transportation and logistics services; as Deutsche Post, DHL does not consider the commercial scale-up of software start-ups to be a core activity. The new management will now lead the global scale-up of the business and further development of the algorithm, while DHL is looking forward to remain an important long-term customer.
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Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.