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UK-based BoxTop Technologies acquired by Canadian logistics software provider

In a £10.25 million deal, Canadian logistics software provider Descartes Systems Group has acquired UK-based BoxTop Technologies, a developer of shipment management software for small and medium-sized logistics service companies.

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BoxTop’s platform enables logistics service providers to digitise their operations, managing the entire shipment lifecycle from quoting and routing to booking and delivery. The company was already a partner of Descartes, utilising the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN) to offer clients visibility into shipments across various transportation modes and facilitate electronic customs filings.

“We’ve been working successfully with BoxTop for a number of years, and this was the next logical step in our partnership,” said Scott Sangster, General Manager Logistics Services Providers at Descartes. “BoxTop has an excellent solution for small- to mid-sized LSPs and we see an opportunity to integrate it with more solutions on the GLN. This will help us deliver more value to BoxTop customers and expand the geographic footprint into more countries in Europe.”

Edward J. Ryan, CEO of Descartes, highlighted the importance of LSPs in the global economy and the company’s commitment to providing them with the necessary tools to digitise their operations effectively.

 “As LSPs continue to digitise their operations, we want to make sure that small- to mid-size LSPs have access to the same breadth of solutions to manage the lifecycle of shipments in a secure and efficient manner. The acquisition of BoxTop puts us in a better position to deliver even more value to this community. We’re excited to welcome the BoxTop employees, customers and partners into the Descartes family,” Ryan added.