German freight tech company sennder has acquired French rival Everoad to create the largest digital road freight forwarding platform in Europe.
Both companies possess proprietary technology which connects large enterprise companies to small trucking firms with the aim of improving the image of freight logistics by reducing its environmental impact and setting the agenda for a sustainable industry.
Trucks represent 6% of the European Union’s total CO2 emissions. Digital freight forwarders will therefore have a strategic role in reducing carbon emissions in the sector, starting with the reduction of ‘empty miles’ (20% of the kilometers travelled). To meet this challenge, sennder and “Everoad by sennder” will harness technologies – algorithms based on machine learning – to optimize capacity allocation and continue to offer greener services, as well as carbon offsetting with strategic partners to carriers and shippers.
David Nothacker, CEO and Co-Founder of sennder GmbH, commented: “With Everoad, we share a vision, DNA and common goals. In the midst of this international crisis caused by COVID-19, road freight has demonstrated its inimitable, strategic role in transporting essential goods. It now makes more sense than ever to join forces and integrate Everoad into the sennder group. In that way, we can jointly invest resources and knowhow to tackle the new challenges and opportunities emerging out of the crisis.”
Maxime Legardez, CEO and Founder of Everoad, added: “Our objective was the same: to create a European industry champion within the freight forwarding and logistics industry. By merging with sennder, we achieved this target and can also contribute to reducing the environmental impact of the industry. By becoming ‘Everoad by sennder’, we will share our expertise and experience acquired over more than four years of a pan-European vision.”