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F4FAgriculture and Transwide launch European partnership to deliver integrated e-logistics solutions to the agri/food industries


LONDON, UK, March 22 2012: Simplified, more efficient end-to-end e-logistics are set to benefit even more food/agri companies, following a partnership between F4FAgriculture and Transwide. The companies have entered into a best-of-breeds partnership to offer integrated e-logistics solutions to the European agri/food markets, helping to optimise logistical process efficiencies in order to maximise potential costs savings.

F4FAgriculture, an Adaptris company, is a world leader in agricultural eCommerce and uses that knowledge to tailor solutions from Adaptris to meet the market needs of the agricultural sector. Both F4FAgriculture and Transwide, the innovation leader in Internet-based Transport Management Solutions, enjoy a strong market position, delivering different but highly complementary services. This partnership will enable them to integrate their technology platforms to present a broader set of B2B/eCommerce and transport management services to benefit an expanded community.

In light of escalating fuel and transport costs, having a highly efficient logistics model is essential for keeping operating costs down. Through deeper integration, the F4FAgriculture and Transwide partnership facilitates just this, as well as providing improved electronic document exchange abilities and greater visibility into the logistics chain, so problems can be identified and resolved before they escalate into expensive dilemmas.

Commenting on the partnership, Nick Evans, CEO of Adaptris said: “In a market which is becoming increasingly dependent on end to end supply-chain efficiency, many of our customers asked for a solution that would also effectively manage transport processes. After an extensive review of the market and available solutions, we felt that Transwide was the partner best-placed to meet their requests.” He continued: “Across the board, our customers are demanding the ability to communicate effectively with partners who belong to different networks; as a result of this partnership, F4FAgriculture and Transwide are leading the way in innovative enterprise application integration, through our open and collaborative philosophies.”

Addressing their clients’ demands, the partnership will provide businesses involved in the agri/food industries with a unique end-to-end solution, stretching from electronic order to cash, inventory control and product management through to logistics, transportation and CMR.

“Both organisations deliver superior collaborative platforms and have achieved a strong presence in the agri industry,” says Fabrice Maquignon, CEO of Transwide. “Our clients required us to join forces to deliver more integration, while adding the management of sophisticated transport processes. In F4FAgriculture we have found a partner that shares our values of delivering market-leading solutions that provide our customers with unrivalled return on investment. We are looking forward to a very successful collaboration.”

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About F4FAgriculture
F4FAgriculture, an Adaptris company, is an international solutions and services company, focused on creating, expanding and improving eCommerce activities between trading partners in the agri/food industries. Drawing technology and expertise from Adaptris and tailoring the solutions to meet the needs of the agricultural sector, F4FAgriculture delivers a full range of eCommerce solutions which connect back office systems with field based staff, logistics, suppliers and customers, including B2B messaging and on-line customer and supplier portals. For further information, visit

About Transwide
Transwide is a global provider of modular Transport Management Solutions (TMS) on-demand. It is part of Wolters Kluwer Transport Services, with headquarters in Brussels and a US branch office in New York. Transwide’s SaaS based connectivity platform enables partners in a logistics network to increase transportation performance through optimised planning, communications and cost management. It currently connects over 150 single logo manufacturers, featuring some of worlds' largest industrial groups, to a network of 8,000 LSPs. Boasting some 80,000 users, the Transwide suite of modules enables shippers to source, plan, execute, settle and analyse their transport operations with highest cost efficiency. For further information, visit  

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