BlueRock TMS CEO Wouter Lammerse and Ida Kuijken, Partner at Fortino Capital

‘s-Hertogenbosch/Amsterdam, May 29, 2024BlueRock TMS, a leading provider of transportation management systems (TMS), is excited to announce a new investment partnership with Fortino Capital. This collaboration aims to accelerate BlueRock TMS’s international growth ambitions.

 

About BlueRock TMS

Founded in the Netherlands in 2013 by logistics industry veterans, BlueRock TMS has set out to simplify global logistics. The company offers cutting-edge logistics expertise and SaaS solutions to customers in over 30 countries across three continents, with six global offices.

BlueRock TMS integrates both operational and analytical functionalities into a single, modular TMS platform. Key areas of functionality include freight sourcing, procurement, operations planning, order management, shipment execution, and freight settlement. This modular software approach allows organizations to optimize their transportation operations at their own pace, leveraging BlueRock TMS’s scalable software and expertise in logistics, software, and data science.

 

Commitment to Innovation and Sustainability

In today’s fast-paced world, organizations are increasingly looking for ways to optimize their logistics to save time and money, and minimize their carbon footprint. BlueRock TMS addresses these needs by centralizing operations data, integrating systems such as ERP, WMS, and FMS into a unified environment. This integration provides clients with actionable, data-driven insights and recommendations.

Wouter Lammerse, founder and CEO of BlueRock TMS, commented on the partnership:

“The focus has always been on enhancing the end-user experience while delivering business outcomes. Our customers typically sit on fragmented data which limits their possibilities to generate valuable insights. BlueRock TMS enables organizations to centralize their operations data by seamlessly integrating systems like ERP, WMS (Warehouse Managing System) and FMS (Freight Management System) into a single environment. The software consequently provides concrete, data-driven insights and recommendations for actions. We are very pleased with the opportunity Fortino Capital gives us to make another solid step forward in our ambition to become the global leader in TMS and analytics solutions. We are looking forward to working together to deliver on our organic and buy-and-build growth strategy.”

Fortino Capital’s Role

Fortino Capital, a dedicated investor in B2B SaaS companies, supports the growth of European businesses on a global scale. Ida Kuijken, Partner at Fortino Capital, shared her excitement about the partnership:

“Fortino Capital is dedicated to accelerating the international growth of B2B SaaS vendors and we are committed to supporting extraordinary entrepreneurship. Working with and investing in BlueRock TMS combines both elements. With our knowledge of B2B SaaS solutions and markets, we are exploring the vast international growth possibilities for BlueRock TMS. We strongly believe that together we can achieve even more autonomous growth and add new customer names next to companies like DPD, Vivienne Westwood, PostNL, and Purolator. We see BlueRock TMS as a platform investment with opportunities to broaden the offering with targeted buy-and-build acquisitions. We will leverage our network to identify such opportunities. We are looking forward to working closely with Wouter and the broader team of BlueRock TMS on their global growth.”

About BlueRock TMS

BlueRock TMS was founded in 2013 with the goal of simplifying logistics. An independent and creative mindset, and the addition of insightful critical thinking, have made the company an international TMS provider, recognized as a Niche Player by analyst firm Gartner® in its prestigious TMS Magic Quadrant™. BlueRock’s modular TMS platform is firmly grounded in academic research, technological expertise, and the most advanced data modeling. Their international team is committed to providing solutions quality, long-lasting logistics to customers and create more sustainable transportation networks.

About Fortino

Fortino Capital is a European investment firm focused on fast-growing B2B software solutions. With offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Fortino supports ambitious entrepreneurs throughout Europe. It manages two private equity funds and two venture capital funds. Fortino Capital’s private equity portfolio includes CERRIX, Addactis, VanRoey, BizzMine, obileXpense, Efficy CRM, Tenzinger, SpeakUp, Cenosco, Maxxton, and Bonitasoft. Fortino’s venture capital portfolio includes Vertuoza, TechWolf, Zaion, Salonkee, Sides, D2X, Altura, Billy Grace, Peers and Kosli.
Learn more at: http://www.fortinocapital.com/

 

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